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This year, Earth Day will coincide with the World People’s Conference on Climate Change, to be held in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and with the International Year of Biodiversity.

The World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, better known by its Spanish acroynm CMPCC, is a conference organized by the Bolivian government to be held in Cochabamba, Bolivia, April 19-22, 2010. The event will also be webcast online byOneClimate and the Global Campaign for Climate Action (GCCA). Many believe that the conference is a response to what some termed failed climate talks  in Copenhagen during the United Nations Conference of Parties climate meetings in December 2009.

One of the Cochabamba conference’s stated objectives is to provide an alternative platform for civil society and governments to discuss climate change issues, and specifically to produce proposals for new commitments to the Kyoto Protocol and projects in the lead-up to the next UN climate negotiations scheduled during the COP 16 meeting in Mexico in December 2010.

Other objectives of the conference in Cochabamba include the drafting of a Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth, the organization of a People’s World Referendum on Climate Change, and planning the establishment of a Climate Justice Tribunal.

The International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) is a year-long celebration of biological diversity and its value for life on Earth, taking place around the world in 2010. Coinciding with the date of the2010 Biodiversity Target, the year was declared by the 61st session of the United Nations General Assembly in 2006.

The International Year of Biodiversity is meant to help raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity through activities and events in many countries.

This means, as well, to influence decision makers, and “to elevate biological diversity nearer to the top of the political agenda.

Whatever the reason, political or not, I believe everyone who calls themselves citizen of  earth should make a pledge to do better for Mother Earth. Small gesture of planting trees might just be a step closer to bringing everyone together. All the talk about climate change and global warming etc etc. At times, many people just cannot understand all this terms and it just turn them off. Earth Day should be a day where everyone should spend with their family or love ones outdoor. Appreciate what mother nature has to offer. Wake up early and watch the sunrise together. Get out of the house, don’t drive or even take a vehicle that consumes petrol. Instead, ride a bicycle or even use your leg to walk. That way you can cut down on your carbon emission for the day. As for me, I’ve decided to go tandeming with my hubby and enjoy Mother Nature. At the rate things are going what with so many earthquakes happening non-stop recently, we both feel that we should spend more time outdoor. cycling and exploring our town and looking up difference species of plants. I’ve been collecting seed of all the medicinal local plants. It’s another one of my hobbies.

The Theme for this year Earth Day is THE GREEN GENERATION. And their core principles are

  • A carbon-free future based on renewable energy that will end our common dependency on fossil fuels, including coal.
  • An individual’s commitment to responsible, sustainable consumption.
  • Creation of a new green economy that lifts people out of poverty by creating millions of quality green jobs and transforms the global education system into a green one

No matter where you are on Earth, take a moment to celebrate this day. Lift up your glass and give thanks for Mother Earth. Earth is our only Home. And remember….. There’s no place like HOME.

For those of you who wants to know more regarding climate change, there’s a good article about the latest news of  volcano in Iceland go here.

green bitch/witch 🙂

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Yes, it’s that time of the year again where everyone is reminded to switch off the light for 1 hour. I blog about it last year and it seems more are jumping on the bandwagon this year. For the year 2010, 60 EARTH HOUR will be on the 27th March (Saturday) starting 8.30pm.

For those of you who have no idea what the hell is Earth Hour and what the heck is everyone so into switching of the light for an hour, go to here.

Most of you may think that just an hour of switching off the light might not make a difference but if many more are to take part, than it is the first step in making earthling coming together and working together for a better Earth. Before we can do GREAT things for mother Earth, we must first come together. Take baby steps.

Happy Earth Hour to all. Do your part. Remember Earth is your only home if you don’t take care of it, who will ?

signing out GREEN BITCH/WITCH 🙂

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I’ve just watch “HOME’ on NTV7 between 10.00am to 12.00 noon. Verdict : Very entertaining, informative, educational, impressive and most importantly make an IMPACT. Everyone should be encourage to watch this documentary. Schools, parents, should make it a point to watch together and see the destruction of our planet by US. Yes. You and me. Most of the time we did it without even thinking. This documentary will be in your face about your future on this planet.

Earth is our only home. If we don’t do anything, we might be climate refugee soon.

You can make a difference. Start NOW. The planet needs YOU. Unite to combat climate change.

green bitch;\

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This year, World Environmental Day theme is

THE PLANET NEEDS YOU.
UNITED TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE.

Every year we celebrate WED but does everyone actually practises what they preach ? The world is a very sad place today. Climate change is affecting us all and yet there are still people in this region which do not care that they are contributing to the situation. Malaysia is once again being slowly but surely enveloped by the haze. Every year around this time we will have this problem. People just never learn. Not only does our neighbouring country Indonesia practises ” slash & burn” but it looks like the imported maid also does the same thing. My neighbours seems to love open burning just about anytime of the day. I’ve been trying to catch them on video but to no effect. Since they know that I have been on to them, they are now burning at night. Add to this, now the haze from our neighbouring country will just get things worst. What is our government doing about it ? Shouldn’t there be heavier penalty to all this people who love to burn and cause other people discomfort ?

Daily tip from UN :
Recycling our trash actually contributes to reducing global warming emissions. And it is estimated that 75% of what is thrown in the trash could actually be recycled, though currently only 25% is.

So what are you waiting for ? An invitation ? Sigh. Recycling is the easiest way you can help in combating climate change. Don’t just read and forget about it. Get off you butt and go recycle. Better yet before you recycle, try repairing first.

Below are a series of posters by UN.

01_ACT_MORE_CYCLINGCycling keeps you healthy and the earth healthy as well. When you cycle, you burn FAT and not fuel.

04_ACT_MORE_RECYCLINGRecycle all those plastic bottle that is been thrown around at landfill. Better yet reuse them as vase or containers.

03_ACT_MORE_TREEPLANTINGPlant more trees to green the earth. Logging and deforestation are one of the biggest problems facing most country in the world. We need these tree to maintain a balance in the eco-system.

05_USE_LESS_PAPERUse less paper. Since the introduction of computers, we kept talking about paperless office. Have we reach there yet ? Seems that we are using more paper than ever. I’ve cut down totally on writing on paper or even printing out anything. Don’t buy newspaper but read online. No snail mail but email. All documents are electronic unless needed. When I do need paper, usually reuse the other unprinted or written side of junk mail.

 

07LESS_POWER

Switched off the light when not in use. Unplug. Be aware of energy vampire.

08LESS_WATER

Use less water. Repair that licking tap. Take shorter shower. spare a thought to some people in the world who don’t even have access to proper clean drinking water.

World Environment Day (WED) was established by the UN General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.

Commemorated every year on 5 June in more than 100 countries around the globe, World Environment Day is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and boosts political attention and action.

 With thousands of events in UNEP’s six global regions including North America, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and West Asia, World Environment Day is considered one of the largest environmental events of its kind. 

To read more on WED go here.

Can’t wait to watch the global premier of HOME on WED 2009.
You can watch it online here 

Whatever it is. Hope you have a very HAPPY FRUITFUL WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY. Let work together to make our only planet a better place HOME.

green witch 😉

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This probably my last few hours before Earth Hour Day begins for me. The last dash to the finish line. Calling all citizen of Earth. Fellow earthling, place your VOTE for EARTH. If you don’t than you don’t deserve to be on Earth.

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Mother Earth, Gaia will be watching as to how you place your vote. Every vote counts. Start switching off those lights. Let’s enjoy nature, candle light dinner or better yet bbq with friends. Cheers.

green witch/bitch 😉

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Received a notice from TNB regarding upgrading of electricity supply at my premise. Supply of electricity will be temporarily interrupted between 9am to 6pm on the 28th March 2009. There you see…. it’s going to be Earth Day Hours for me. Not only 1 hour but additional 9 hours. :0pict5607

Here is to count down to Earth Hour 2009 and in my case Earth Day Hours. Light those candles and bring out those hand held papan fan. Here’s my VOTE FOR EARTH. Thanks to TNB.

green bitch ;\

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So… what is the big deal about this thingie call EARTH HOUR ? Well, it’s actually a specific time and date where participating countries will switched off their light for an hour. This year Malaysia will join a group of other countries in doing it on the 28 March, 2009 at 8.30pm to 9.30pm (Malaysian time) If you chose to flick the switch you are voting for Earth and if you refuse than you are voting for global warming. I find it to be great promotional way to encourage people to conserve energy and trying to do this together does show brotherhood among humankind. This event is bought to you by WWF (World Wildlife Fun) and they are encouraging people of Earth to VOTE for EARTH. They are targeting for 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.

Earth Hour started in Sdyney in 2007 where 2.2 miliion household and business switched off their lights for one hour. 2008 saw it turned into a global sustainable movement where more than 50 million people switching off their lights. 2009, over 70 countries and territories has pleadge their support to VOTE FOR EARTH. Take your stand now.

“If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.”
Malcolm X

What is so difficult about switching off your light for an hour ? Just think of it as a romantic time together with your love one with candles or just enjoy the night sky. By switching off your light you have taken the pledge to stand by EARTH.

To read more on Earth Hour ~ Malaysia

here is me switching off

greenwitch 😉

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