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12 Little Things

  1.  Follow traffic rules. Follow the law
  2. Always ask for an official receipt
  3.  Don’t buy smuggled goods. Buy Local. Buy Filipino
  4. Speak positively about us and our country
  5. Respect your traffic officer, policeman & other public servants
  6. Throw your garbage properly. Segregate. Recycle. Conserve
  7. Support your Church
  8.  During elections, do your solemn duty
  9. Pay your employees well
  10. Pay your taxes
  11. Adopt a scholar or a poor child
  12. Be a good parent. Teach your kids to love our country
« Love of neighbor, God’s Second Highest Commandment, is contained in each of these 12 Little Things. »

***Based on the Book 12 Little Things Filipinos Can Do To Help Our Countr by Alexander Lacson

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EAT HEALTHY, EAT GREEN!

The #1 best protein for your health (and the worst to avoid) – Food on Shine

EAT HEALTHY

“Science shows that eliminating or cutting back on meat may improve blood pressure, decrease your risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol and help better manage your weight.”

EAT GREEN

“The United Nations recently determined that livestock is one of the top contributors to the world’s most serious environmental problems. Going meatless can reduce water pollution, waste and greenhouse gases, and save energy, land and water.”

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This Billboard Absorbs Air Pollutants!

Coca-Cola Plant Billboard Absorbs Air Pollution (by Huffington Post).

This is but a little billboard amidst the massive air pollution hovering over EDSA.  But it’s a start.  Hopefully more companies will follow suit.

 

LaraThinks: How’s about lining EDSA with these earth saving billboards?

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Isang Litrong Liwanag

Isang Litrong Liwanag turns your 1.5L softdrink (PET) bottles into solar bulbs instead of ending up clogging the drains.

Spearheaded by Ilac Diaz of the My Shelter Foundation, who also brought us 1.5 and 2L bottles as alternative to hollow blocks  for building sturdy shelters and schools, the Isang Litrong Liwanag project aims to provide an alternative source of daylight to a million houses by year 2012.

It can also help conserve energy by turning to solar power and prevent fires caused by unattended candles.



*credits to the website

The solar bulbs can pack in at least 55watts of power to light up a house, and for a tropical country like ours…this is perfect.  At least we can put those PET bottles and the scorching heat of the sun to good use!

Save those bottles and drop them off at the back of Insular Life Building in Alabang or Makati.  Even a little goes a long way.  It’s time to Be Green!

How to make a Solar Bulb

* Fill a 1.5 liter clear soft drink bottle with purified water as tap water will produce moss in the future.
* Add 3 tablespoons of liquid bleach.
* Tightly seal the cap.
* Make a hole in the roof and insert the bottom part of the bottle leav…ing it exposed under the sunlight.
* Seal roof with sealant to prevent raindrops from getting inside the house.
*Change water after 5 years…

LaraThinks:  It’s sooo easy going GREEN

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