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Title: How on Earth did we abuse our planet?
Date: 23-Sep-2016
Source/Author:         For NewStratsTime
Description: There are environment-friendly activities that should be encouraged, such as reducing the use of plastic bags, having rooftop gardens, growing herbs and vegetables and rainwater harvesting.

LET us be realistic in facing climate change and global warming.

We cannot deny that we have contributed to global warming.

Increased deforestation and aggressive development with little care for landslides and polluted air have contributed to the situation.

We continue to exploit the environment and nature without much thought about climate care and the wellbeing of future generations.

Earth is our only home and it makes sense that we respect, care, nourish and cherish it.

There are environment-friendly activities that should be encouraged, such as reducing the use of plastic bags, having rooftop gardens, growing herbs and vegetables and rainwater harvesting.

The cabinet has approved the setting up of green neighbourhoods and low-carbon cities.

These are commendable measures and demonstrate our commitment to reduce the national carbon intensity by 40 per cent by 2020.

Let us walk the talk and also promote the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle), as well as provide cycling and walking paths.

We can strive to do more by
becoming one-car homes, setting the air-conditioner to 24ÂșC, regularly tuning our cars, and saving energy.

Bulbir Singh, Seremban, Negri Sembilan



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