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Happy Earth Day!

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

tour of the fireflies“The Tour of the Fireflies (ToF) is an annual 50-km bicycle ride through seven cities to promote the use of the bicycle as an alternative means of transportation that is cheap, efficient, environmentally sensible and good for one’s health.This year, synchronized bicycle rides in Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod, Baguio, and Tarlac are being organized by supporters to drum up more support for sustainable transportation and livable communities.  ” From http://www.fireflybrigade.org

I’ve actually toyed with the idea of biking to work daily - especially with escalating fuel prices as well as the deteriorating state of our environment. When I told my friends and family about it, they all stated the safety issues - I might get mugged, etc. - in doing so and strongly discouraged me in proceeding with my plan. I believe that there are many others like me who are willing to take such steps in lowering pollution, but are held back because of safety issues. Nonetheless, I will be changing the lightbulbs at home to those energy efficient types tonight… and still think about what to do about that biking and jogging to work thing.

 How about you, what are the efforts you are taking towards conservation?