the green movement probably starts back in the 1960's. (in my opinion, the hippies started it) dating back earlier in the history, and back then, still a developing country, america paid a high price environmentally. their rivers were super dirty (one river was so toxic that it caught a fire, check Cuyahoga River for details) the air was full of toxic chemicals and there were even sandstorms hitting places like chicago and new york. these series of events eventually lead the congress to issue a new policy regarding the way they are treating the environment.
ok, enough talking about some place far away, you might ask, why bother about all the events that happened in the past and, those that did not take place in malaysia? well, simply because, i think we are somewhat in the situation where US was at the moment. we have lots of dirty rivers, dusty air, and worst of all, the people with the wrong type of attitude. yes, malaysians and their 'whatever' attitude. (disclaimer: honestly i'm not generalizing here, i know there ARE malaysians out there who cares about the environment and actually doing something about it, please bear this in mind, i'm talking about those who don't obviously)
some earth users make some absurd claims about the actual conditions of earth (take it as they really do not know) some are;
'well, i don't really think global warming is true'
'all these going green project is total crap, they are just trying to con us into something unreal'
'i don't think it will change anything if i do something to care for the environment'
heard this? no? yes? give them some advice.
what can we really do about this? here is a tip;
- 3R: reduce, reuse, recycle. say it is cliche or whatever you want. this has been proven to work effectively for most people who live by it.
that's is pretty much it. the ultimate tip.
will explain further in my next post in green movement part 2 ;)