Being Green

September 2, 2008

Save the World: Let’s start with the polar bears first.

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I received an email today from the WWF about recently launched urgent new TV campaign to make people aware of how climate change is affecting polar bears and other animals. They say polar bears are at risk of extinction due to melting and thinning arctic ice, and could disappear by the end of this century if we don’t take action.

I remember I’ve seen a new documentary a few months ago, cannot remember the title, but it showed how the area populated by the polar bears is getting smaller each year and how difficult has become for them to find food and how the change of climate is affecting it all. It made me understand how it all happened and how fast it is all changing. Here’s the two-minute video from the message WWF sent me:


If you’re ready to take action see this message for yourself and find out how you can help. Basically, it’s not much you can do apart from making a donation and becoming a member of Wildlife Rescue Team, but I would suggest you get informed about what’s causing it and find out what are the simple things you can do in order to lower your carbon footprint. And here’ a tip for you – Carbonfootprint.com (calculate it, reduce it and offset it!)

P.S.: I will not divulge my carbon footprint here, but I will just say it’s not that big comparing to others. Let me just say that if I wouldn’t fly it would be much smaller. But permit me to just quote this:

* The average footprint for people in Moldova is 1.96 tonnes.
* The average for the industrial nations is about 11 tonnes.
* The average worldwide carbon footprint is about 4 tonnes.
* To combat climate change the worldwide average needs to reduce to 2 tonnes.

So, we Moldavians are combating the climate change!

3 thoughts on “Save the World: Let’s start with the polar bears first.

  1. One of the easiest ways to reduce one’s carbon footprint is to go vegetarian. Consuming animals negatively affects the planet in many, many ways – not to mention it’s barbaric and cruel. And becoming a vegan planet will not only save the earth, it’ll end world hunger, too. Period.

  2. Well… I’m not sure I can give up my tasty steak and go vegetarian. I love meat, I love cheese, I just cannot do that! I also like vegetarian food, but I’m sure I couldn’t live with just that, besides from what I know we need animal proteins in our daily ration and people who went 100% vegetarian are experiencing troubles.
    And, as my dad always used to tell me: “A man must eat everything, otherwise you might grow wrong some parts of your body.”

    I’m sure there are other ways to save our planet!

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