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, April 11, 2007

Transport - Cycle or walk for short trips

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

We cheerfully use the car to travel short distances. A national survey showed that the average annual distance travelled in a car has increased. In the lowest income bracket, drivers typically travel less than 8 kilometres on average in their motor vehicles. In the highest income bracket, drivers average twice that per trip.
Choose to cycle or walk instead. A walk of just one kilometre, or just over half a mile, into town takes less than 15 minutes! It is difficult to beat that in a car, when u think of the time spent looking for somewhere to park. You will save fuel and the world will be spared yet more greenhouse gas emissions and climatic upheaval.

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