How do you feel about environmental friendly?

Hong Kong
January 28, 2010 6:26am CST
I have worked as a volunteer of a rural training college which emphasizes on environmental friendly for 4 days. Teachers, students and parents have to follow the rules of the school, such as no plastic bags, no instant noodles, no soft drinks, no chips and fries, no McDonalds, no meat, no tissue, no perfume, no make-up, no buying of distilled water as plastic bottles are not allowed......, but organic food and detergent, and handkerchief. I am new there, and not getting use to those special rules. I use tissue when going out. I still drink vitasoy. My girl still eats at McDonald. I can't be a vegetarian and I wear make-up. What do you think? How do you love the world? agonyaunt69 (8:24pm 28 Jan 2010, Hong Kong time)
6 responses
@nykel88 (1003)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
Its good to have people who are concern about the environment. Already life on earth has certainly change for the past years since the dawn of industrialization. Pollution can't be stop unless man stops inventing new techs but it can be minimize. I myself can't live without the plastic bags, instant noodles nor the soft drinks but I respect the rules about the about the non-bios and bio trash and about the car emissions. At least. ^^
• Hong Kong
10 Feb 10
Hi nyke188, Right! It is always hard to maintain a balance between a perfect environmental friendly living style vs a normal life. If we want to live in an efficient world, then a lot of damage on earth. I, myself, find it hard, too. There are always conflicts. However, I am trying to work on it but definitely can't be a perfect one. Hope that I can score 50%, LOL! Have a good day! agonyaunt69 (2:25am 10 Feb 2010, Hong Kong time)
@agmp26 (21)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
Wow. They're great! But I myself can't stand doing this in my whole life although I try to be environmental friendly in my own way. But I still think that being an environmentalist doesn't mean you have to deprive yourself of the things you need and want. You just have to put things where they should be put into like the garbage.
• Hong Kong
10 Feb 10
Hi agmp26, Yes, it is most people are doing. We are trying our best to work on it but sometimes finding hard to follow all. Have a good day! agonyaunt69 (2:28am 10 Feb 2010, Hong Kong time)
@DenverLC (1146)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
I find the idea so wise and useful to minimize if not to eradicate the excessive use of our natural resources. Everything we use came from the natural wealth most especially the plants. However, It will not be a normal world without all these needs. It maybe quite a good try, I just hope all can endure it for last.
• Hong Kong
10 Feb 10
Hi DenverLC, I find the idea is so great, too. Moreover, it is a must that we have to work on it, at least try to work out some of them in our best possibilities, if we do not want our next generation having very hard times soon. Have a good day! agonyaunt69 (2:32am 10 Feb 2010, Hong Kong time)
• China
29 Jan 10
I love the world very much.But so many rules in your place,I think it will make me uncomfortable.I think we must protect environment,but we must based on our real conditions.No tissue is a terrible method I think.use tissure in the open air is very convenient.I think we just turn another method like save energy,useless air-conditioning.I think these things maybe acceptable.
@kaylachan (4776)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
28 Jan 10
The world isn't perfect, and I don't think it should be. I eat fast food sometimes, and I honestly don't care. I wouldn't go out of my way just to please someone else. I try to eat healthy, but that doesn't mean I have to cut out what I like. I use plastic, and so does the rest of the world. I'd love to know why people think plastic is worse then paper.
@blummus (452)
• United States
28 Jan 10
In many cases, it is possible to reduce the amount of environmentally-unfriendly materials in one's life without giving up modern conveniences completely. For instance, I am not a complete vegetarian, but I do limit the amount of meat I eat and I eat more vegetable sources of proteins such as cooked beans, peanuts and whole grains. When I buy de-ionized or spring water, I buy it in bulk using a gallon or five gallon reusable bottle so no more plastics are used and thrown away in the process. In place of plastic bags, you might consider using reusable fabric bags for shopping and for carrying things; in place of lunch bags, a lunch box or a reusable sealable container can hold and help keep food fresh in the refrigerator.