Green Passion - St. Francis Xavier Church , Panvel

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Green Earth Movement
An E-Newsletter for the cause of Environment, Peace, Harmony and Justice
Remember - “you and I can decide the future”
Our planet is indeed gasping for breath right now, our harmful
pollutions is indeed choking her slowly and continues to strip her
with her ozone layer. It is time to give our timely response to this
alarming state of the only Planet we live in, by doing our own
share of protecting her with doing simple things that will surely
stir big difference. For if not, we might be harming ourselves in
the years ahead as well, for nature has its own destructive way
of getting back at us humans, the signs of earth’s displeasure
with inappropriate and harmful activities of humans are now
seen and felt all across the globe like the global warming,
climate change, acid rain, drought, flash floods and other forms
of natural catastrophes. Here is an effort for making people
interested by teaching some practical and small ways that could
help our planet get a sigh of relief. Collective small efforts by
those who are genuinely concerned with the earth’s welfare will
inevitably help her by great leap and bounds.
STOP CUTTING TREES/PLANT
MORE TREES
Trees act as filter of Carbon
Dioxide also prevent us from soil
erosion, flood and droughts.
Deforestation is a major cause
Of global warming and climate
change.
A single tree will absorb one ton of carbon dioxide
over its life time. Shade provided by trees can also
reduce your air conditioning bill by 10 to 15%.
POOL CAR
Use public transportation whenever possible, carpool,
shop locally, and ideally switch to a hybrid or energyefficient car
POLLUTE LESS
Keep your tires inflated to improve gas Mileage by 3
percent. Every gallon you save also saves 20 pounds of
CO2 emissions.
SAVE FUEL
Regular maintenance helps improve fuel efficiency
and reduces emissions. When just 1% of car owners
properly maintain their cars, nearly a billion pounds of
carbon dioxide are kept out of the atmosphere.
BE PAPERLESS
Make it a habit to think before you
print:
Could this be read or stored online
instead?
Of those 100 trillion plastic bags, 1%
are recycled. It takes 1000 years for
polyethylene bags to break down.
USE COOL LIGHT (CFL)
Turn off the lights when you aren’t using
them and reduce your direct lighting
energy use by 45 percent. Stop using heatproducing halogen lamps. Switch to cool
light CFL.
•Turn off he water while brushing your teeth and
save 25 gallons of water a month.
•Take shorter showers to reduce water waste.
•Don’t leave your tap running! Only a dripping tap
means you’re wasting 13 litres of water a day
SEGREGATE YOUR HOUSEHOLD WASTE
INTO WET AND DRY.
By segregating your household waste into
wet and dry, you will help to keep your
city/town/water bodies clean, besides saving
a lot of scarce land for dumping purpose.
VEGETARIANISM
Vegetarian food helps to
Conserve fossil fuel. It takes
78 calories of fossil fuel to
produce 1 calorie of Beef protein; 35
calories for 1 calorie of pork; 22 calories for 1
of poultry; but just 1 calorie of fossil fuel for 1
calorie of soybeans. By eating plant foods
instead of animal foods, I help conserve our
non-renewable sources of energy.
USE SOLAR AND
WIND ENERGY
Wind energy is a form of solar energy,
and therefore, is renewable. Wind does
not need to be produced, like ethanol
does, so there will always be a constant supply of it.
Solar energy is environmentally friendly. Compared to
fossil fuel which release greenhouse gases, carcinogens
and carbon dioxide, solar cells don’t release anything
into the air. A solar electric system installed in at home
could potentially eliminate 18 tons of greenhouse gas
emissions from the environment each year.
SWITCH TO
BIO FUELS
Bio-fuels are renewable
sources of energy. The
bio-fuels are mostly derived from
plants. Unlike fossil fuels, bio-fuels
can be made extremely fast, in a
matter of days.
STOP INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION
Industrial pollution is clearly one of the
biggest contributors to our polluted
landscape. It is nothing but the resources
we are not harvesting. We allow them to
disperse because we’ve been ignorant of
their value.
NO SMOKING
Smoking harms
Not just the smoker,
But also family members,
co-workers and others who
breathe the smokers’
cigarette smoke.
FOLLOWING SONG ‘GO GREEN’ SUMMARISES EVERYTHING SAID ABOVE
Go green, go green
And make this neighborhood the very best it’s ever been
Go green, go green
Gather everyone together let’s make a scene.
Go green, go green
It’s easier to go green when you’re a team
Let’s get involved clean up the trash
Separate recycling out now don’t be rash
We can all be proud of our community
Let’s get in gear and take responsibility
I can pack a lunch box every day
With reusable containers no throwaways
I’ll bring shopping bags to the grocery store
Try not to use paper plates or towels anymore
Where there is dirt plant grass and flowers
How about a shady tree that one day will tower
Please turn off the lights and don’t run water long
Yes get in gear and help me as I sing this song
Last chorus then:
Get your neighborhood to be a team
FINAL STATEMENT OF THE CBCI MEETING
Catholic Bishops’ conference of India (CBCI) meeting held at Bangalore on Feb. 1-8, 2012 says
the following on environmental issues:
(Para No. 8.8) We stand for the protection of the
environment. We are stewards of God’s Creation,
and we must use our resources for the good of all,
keeping in mind also our duty to future
generations. Illegal mining, deforestation, some
mega projects, pollution of water, air and land are
destructive of ecology. We will resist such moves
and encourage greater use of natural sources of
energy, promote organic farming, encourage
proper methods of waste management and other
such initiatives.
Let’s work for a clean and green earth
(See questions for group sharing in the next slide)
This PowerPoint Presentation is prepared by GEM (Green Earth
Movement) Team.
Other GEM PowerPoint Presentations are: Zero Garbage, Solar Energy,
Junk Food, Twenty Tips To Save Nature & Plastic – a boon or bane?
These PPP CDs may be downloaded from our website:
www.stfrancisxavierpanvel.in – refer GEM section
Or contact : [email protected], [email protected]
QUESTIONS FOR GROUP SHARING
1. What do you mean by Green Passion? In this
connection what did you like in the above
PowerPoint Presentation?
2. If we have to pass on a livable earth to our
future generations, every one must think green
and live green. Explain.

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