I already got a stand by piece for this week’s Photo Hunt theme of Advertisement. Until I saw this post at the client’s office yesterday. I thought this would be more substantial. I wanted more details though and did a little googling. Only then I knew that this campaign for a Paperless Day is one of Abu Dhabi’s means of celebrating the annual World Environment Day (every 5th of June). I did not know there is such a thing (ignoramus, bohoo!). Since Friday and Saturday are weekend here, the campaign would be held a day earlier. And that’s today.
This year’s theme is Your Planet Needs You: Unite To Combat Climate Change. The environmental agency of Abu Dhabi listed 10 Tips to help us go paperless in the office. I think all of these are long known to many, so I consider these as gentle reminders. Except for number 8, which I am practising not primarily to go paperless but because I find it more practical.
Reduce the number of newspapers delivered to your home or workplace. Read the newspaper online.
I wonder how the (printed) newspaper industry would take this as a recommendation. Aside from the paperless day in the offices, they will also hold a global youth discussion forum through videoconferencing, a play on climate change by school kids, and radio and mall quiz on climate change for public.
In the Philippines, they have lined up different campaigns for tomorrow, June 5:
In observance of World Environment Day, officers and personnel of this organization will plant 1,000 mahogany trees and will conduct a shoreline cleanup drive along the base premises.
Title of Event: Dance for LIFE! Type of Event: Club Party Event Objective: Raise Awareness on Environment Protection by Showing Audio Visual Presentation in Tune with Electro-House and Trance Music. Beneficiaries: Team Gratitude -Aetas displaced in the Island of Boracay and Donate portion of Funds to UNEP chose.
College of Saint Benilde will hold a series of competitions with a theme “SAFARI” for the World Environment Day awareness among students.
You may check here how the rest of the world will celebrate World Environment Day.
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i’d go for paperless for most things to save the environment. some things on paper, i’m sure we can do without, like bills, memos, etc.
although if there’s one thing I wouldn’t change, it would have to be books. i still prefer the “real” books than e-books. iba pa rin yung paper book ang binabasa mo while sitting or lying down, relaxing!
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When I went home, supermarkets have what they call “green wednesday”. It’s bring-your-own-shopping-bag day. Either made of paper or cloth. If you don’t have one, they’re selling one. : )
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that is a good add. by the way, nice theme.
i do my best to reuse and recycle. it gets easier when you do it often. from practice it becomes a habit…a good one too.
i’ve been “advocating” to go paperless at work, but some people are addicted to paper…they want a printed copy of everything! i prefer paperless because i hate to file papers in folders.
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kami nagpra practice now na dinadala yung “katsa” bag pag nag grocery para iwas plastic.
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Every little help in saving the environment helps and elimination of our dependence on paper products is number one. I can go without the newspaper or any paper products at workplace, but not my toilet PAPER!!!!
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happy paperless day! i reuse scraps of paper and sometimes use them to decorate my journal. also, i choose the “paperless” option for my banking statements! 🙂
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We certainly can contribute our share even if it’s not Paperless Day. I’ve stopped subscribing to newspapers and just read news and pay all my bills online.
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sa office meron kaming tree planting and i think sa september ang schedule. last year kasi september din kami nagtree planting.
and like kg, when it comes to book mas gusto ko pa rin yong printed kaysa sa ebook kasi pwede kong dalhin kahit sana
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some of us here in the office wanted to conserve paper, but our impact is hardly noticeable if the company wouldn’t insist on conserving papers. i mean, the company is advocating it, but strict implementation is needed.
we’re going paper-less (i.e. less paper) sa office! 🙂 all requests that don’t involve accounting (e.g. vacation leave, permits, etc.) are done online na! 🙂
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we all have to do something to save the earth. i do not want my future children to live in a “deteriorated earth”.
Print less paper!!!!
Buy recycled items to provide market for such products!
We recycle paper sa office. We use them pang check print o kaya placemat pag super busy sa ofc at hindi makalabas for lunch, hehehe. 🙂
Happy weekend Wits.
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it’s been always the advocate to use less paper…as much as 50% of all the office transaction…go system 🙂 everything is on the system 🙂
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