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...
- Leisure - Be environmentally aware when taking par...
- Agriculture - Make it a rule to buy organic for a ...
- Consumption - Buy recycled
- Water - Use less water when flushing the toilet
- Waste - Encourage your place of work to start comp...
- Energy - Improve the efficiency of your radiators
- Energy - Buy 'green' electricity
- Forests - Recycle Christmas trees and cards
- Energy - Turn down your heating by 1 deg Celcius
- Agriculture - Buy Fair Trade products, and help co...
- ▼ January (10)
Monday, January 1, 2007
Agriculture - Buy Fair Trade products, and help combat child labour
Worldwide, some 211 children between the ages of 5 n 14 are forced to work. Three-quarters of these children work in agriculture. Employed on plantations producing sugar cane, tea, tobacco n coffee, they often toil in fields that have been freshly sprayed with pesticides, sometimes even working while spraying takes place. Fair Trade labels guarantee that goods are produced under fair conditions, that workers are paid fairly, that forced labour is forbidden and, of course, that children are not used as a source of cheap labour.
Buying Fair Trade products is, among other things, a way of working towards safeguarding basic human rights, especially the rights of children.