AS a client advocate, I learn with a lot delight the articles on the necessity to shield our Earth – “Grooming a green generation” and “Start them young” (StarEdu, Feb 27). It is certainly a well timed topic.
I’ve advocated this in a lot of my writings since my days with the Negri Sembilan Consumers Association within the early Nineteen Eighties. We should domesticate a love for our pure environment from a younger age if we’re to make youngsters vanguards of the surroundings.
Earth is our solely residence so it solely is sensible that we respect, care, nourish and cherish it.
We should double our efforts to maintain our drains and waterways clear, and educate youngsters to do the identical for their future.
There are some environmentally-friendly actions that must be inspired, equivalent to lowering the usage of plastic baggage, having rooftop gardens, rising herbs and greens, and rainwater harvesting.
Let us stroll the speak and promote the three Rs (scale back, reuse and recycle) and create extra biking and strolling paths for the general public as these are the fundamentals of making a greener world.
It could be even higher if we might all pledge to steer a low carbon life, for occasion, by changing into a “one-car home”.
With the gradual enchancment and integration of our public transport system, this resolution is extra sensible now than it has ever been.
Other easy measures we are able to take are to change off the air-conditioner, or set it at 24°C, and save vitality through the use of electrical energy prudently.
While it could be troublesome to eliminate air-conditioning in industrial buildings, it must be potential to design homes that present a cushty surroundings with simply followers for circulation.
The current promotion of energy-efficient buildings has inspired the usage of “green walls” to insulate the outside of buildings to scale back electrical energy used for cooling.
This may be performed in housing and industrial buildings, along with putting in inexperienced roofs (roof-top gardens), which have gotten a typical sight.