People polluting, Earth deteriorating, the natural balance collapsing, what has the world come to today? As we all know, global warming is a major problem in our time.
More and more problems arise as time passes by. Taller buildings, fewer grasslands...more fuel demand, less resources. There are reactions to every advancement in technology. But not all reactions are to be praised.
Mother nature is slowly dying because of our own doing. These advancements may benefit us but how will we do in the long run?
We're running out of resources, creating larger carbon footprints, polluting almost every part of the world.
Let's take that as a challenge.
Us humans, we're made to think. Made to create something better, made to make the world better. And because of that, The Countryside Green Project aims to spread the green advocacy.
Going green...we're sure everyone has heard of that. A statement geared to convey a message that the earth is really out of shape. The Countryside Green Project teaches the people different ways to care for the environment and as the famous saying goes,"Change starts within ourselves". Reduce, reuse,and recycle. The ever so popular 3Rs. But those are only a few of what every single one of us can do.
Start with our homes, teach the children the proper way of disposing garbage, reduce the volume as much as possible and salvage all materials that can be reused. For when they get accustomed to the ways of going green, it would then be so natural that they don't have to think about it anymore.
Just like little children, we can also be habituated to going green through constant practice. And that is how The Countryside Green Project aims to remedy if not directly solve this problem. Here are a few of what the project has already done:
Start with our homes, teach the children the proper way of disposing garbage, reduce the volume as much as possible and salvage all materials that can be reused. For when they get accustomed to the ways of going green, it would then be so natural that they don't have to think about it anymore. Just like little children, we can also be habituated to going green through constant practice. And that is how The Countryside Green Project aims to remedy if not directly solve this problem. Here are a few of what the project has already done:
Segregation, a concept so simple yet even the elders of the society could not follow.
Trash bins are labeled accordingly for the convenience of everybody, lists are made to guide the people on what to properly throw in the bins, yet everything still gets mixed up. Although that is how the society is acting, it's never too late to correct our ways.
The Countryside Green Project has practiced this concept and has taught its employees to do so as well. Through constant practice of segregation, The Countryside Green Project was able to buy a tricycle with the funds coming only from sold plastic bottles and tin cans.
Our proposed office and production buildings are designed to be green and sustainable. Pollution will be reduced, since most of the waste products coming from the building itself will be reused for different processes.
Some resources will be recycled for the aesthetic appearance of the building. Waste water will be filtered and used to irrigate the plants, thus reducing water consumption. Rain water will be collected and used to flush our toilets, also contributing to the reduction of water consumption. Sunlight will be harnessed and used to support the electrical needs of the building, thus reducing electrical consumption.
Aside from that, the buildings are to be oriented in such a way that it makes use of proper day lighting. Windows will be positioned strategically around the building in order to let indirect sunlight in, minimizing the use of artificial lights. In addition, the windows are designed to catch the prevailing breeze, dropping the need for air-conditioning units.
Most of the ornaments and decors in our store outlets are made of recycled materials, ranging from used toys, salvaged wood and scrap metal. Through recycling, not only do we help the environment, we also help ourselves financially by cutting our operational expenses.
Recently, a seminar was held at Countryside Sizzling House, Central Mall, Dasmarinas City about the green advocacy. Every year, Countryside would hold an annual Christmas Party for the employees, but since Typhoon Yolanda struck the Philippines, we decided to donate the funds allotted for the party to the victims of the said typhoon.
The said seminar marks the beginning of The Countryside Green Project, with a goal to make people aware of what man has done to the Earth, and how it backfires through the calamities we experience.
Countryside employees went to the event, witnessing the talks of different speakers. They were taught the ways to go green and help save the environment, starting from themselves.
As a wise man once said, "You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world".
With that in mind, let's make the world a better place, a greener one. The Countryside Green Project is here to help, and to make everyone aware of what happens to Mother Nature. We are geared to spread the advocacy that was once ignored by most people.
It's never too late to change, and that change starts within ourselves.