The Origin of 365 Ways...

I came across this amazing book by Phillippe Bourseiller when i was in Denmark close to a year ago: "For the past 15 years, Phillippe Bourseiller has photographed nature from every angle: from the eruption of the volcano Pinatubo to the great deserts of ice and sand, he has captured the hidden colours and breathtaking lights of our planet. But our contemporary way of life threatens this fragile beauty. To encourage more restraint, Philippe Bourseiller teams 365 photographs with a daily ecological action. Each of the initiatives is accompanied by facts and statistics that illustrate the threats to the environment posed by our behavious, and demonstrate the beneficial consequences of the recommended actions. Each day reveals the image of a wonder of nature along with the guidelines to preserve our planet. Through the pages of 365 Ways to Save the Earth, a truly ethical way of life takes shape." Starting from today, i would like to post each inspiring page according to the days on the yearly calendar (supposed to start from jan, but...i'll catch up!). Hopefully, you'll look at everyday a little differently after this...

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Leisure - Be environmentally aware when taking part in your favourite leisure activity

Soft coral, Indonesia

Many people take part in leisure activities that involve coming into direct contact with the environment. The careless and selfish attitude of some can cause enormous damage. Unscrupulous divers hack off pieces of beautiful coral to take home as souvenirs. What would become of the coral reef if all divers did this? A yachtsman might tip several litres of oil overboard while out at sea or sailing on a lake. What would happen if all yachtsmen disposed of used oil in the same way?
Respect nature and the environment when taking part in outdoor activities. Whatever your passion, whether it is climbing in the mountains, diving or sailing, there should be an environmental charter for your sport to encourage responsible behaviour. Contact your sport's national federation. If such a charter does not yet exist, suggest that one be drawn up.

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