More and more Filipinos are becoming aware of the importance of making a move in saving Mother Earth. The sense of urgency in saving the planet is stronger than it was before. After all, we only have one planet to live – If it is ruined, our future generation will not have a home to live at. But if we all join forces and do our part in saving the environment, anything can be possible.
One of the ways to in helping save the environment is through recycling. Many things can be recycled and reused and can help reduce the waste and garbage surrounding the planet. Other than increasing their efforts in recycling, there are some people who are embracing the zero waste lifestyle. Just recently, we introduce a family who is using their homemade detergent, their mess kit, and organic shampoos and facial wash, to give back and to do their part in saving the environment.
The NatGeo Earth Day Run
In an effort to push people in saving Mother Earth, National Geographic is holding an annual marathon in the country. Thousands of running enthusiasts, environmentalist, and even first-time runners are participating in the event. However, the recent NatGeo Earth Day Run caught the attention of many people – not because of the popular organizers behind it but because of their advocacy.
If you can still remember, back in 2012 and 2017, the marathon earned the disappointment of many people because of the garbage the participants left after the fun run. Even the late Director Francis Xavier Pasion cannot contain his dismay after seeing several used paper cups and plastic bottled water on the road, which were used by his fellow runners. He even suggested for the organizers to urge participants in bringing their own containers during the race.
From Full of Garbage to Spotless Race
Fast track 2018, the organizers behind NatGeo Earth Day Run decided to impose a strict “no disposable plastics allowed” in the race route and race village. This is their attempt to reduce the plastic footprint one step at a time. Hydration bottles were provided to the participants to help minimize the garbage after the race.
Fortunately, the runners followed the rule. From last year’s island of paper cups, the place is cleaner with minimal paper cups on the road.
If people were able to follow this rule to help save Mother Earth, do you think we can also apply it to our everyday living?