Earth Day 2012 Tips for Bloggers

Sunday, April 22, 2012 Stef dela Cruz 9 Comments

It’s Earth Day 2012 today! Earth Day occurs every April 22nd of the year. As a tribute to Mother Nature, people do different things to help save the earth. But here are Earth Day 2012 tips for bloggers specifically!

Earth Day 2012

Earth Day 2012 is finally here! We are the stewards of the earth; we are responsible for every living thing on earth. It is just fitting that we do have an Earth Day. In fact, everyday should be Earth Day!

Google Earth DayIn celebration of Earth Day 2012,
Google changes its logo to a beautiful patch of flower plants!

As many people all over the world celebrate Earth Day 2012, it becomes a symbol of solidarity, a sign of man’s effort to take a step back from his busy life to pay tribute to the world he lives in.

Of course, switching off your lights is one thing you can do (and this is reminiscent of Earth Hour, held on the last Saturday of March every year). As a blogger, I propose that we do five more things today to celebrate Earth Day 2012. Yes, there are 5 things that bloggers can do to contribute even more in the celebration of Earth Day this year!

Earth Day 2012: How Bloggers Can Celebrate It

Because today is Earth Day 2012, we should all do our part in helping save the earth. We should all reduce, reuse, and recycle. But hey, these are very general terms. So, how can bloggers celebrate Earth Day? I thought of 5 things – read on and let’s see if you have what it takes to be an earth warrior and earth blogger!

  1. For Earth Day 2012, lower your computer screen’s brightness setting. Yes, our laptops and computers consume a lot of electricity! Lowering the brightness setting of your computer from 100 to 50 can help you save about 10 watts. Plus, it helps prevent eye strain! Just make sure you set it at a comfortable level.
  2. In remembrance of Earth Day, gather all your press releases and reuse them as scrap paper. If you go to a lot of blogging events, you probably have a huge collection of press releases. Please don’t just throw them away; you can write down your notes on the blank sheets.
  3. This Earth Day 2012, turn off the television and radio when you are writing your blog post. A lot of us love working while watching TV or listening to the radio. Don’t we get bombarded by enough information and stimulation online? Do it and save a lot of money for one day – plus save Earth a little bit, too.
  4. Earth Day 2012 is a great topic for blogging. It’s probably going to be one of the most-searched-for keywords of the day, so why not blog about it? Spread the word and let others in on the celebration!
  5. Although it helps for bloggers to celebrate Earth Day 2012, it helps even more if we thought of saving the earth not just today, but everyday! It doesn’t have to be too tedious. Make one small commitment and once it becomes effortless, make another one, then another. Until your home and your life are officially earth-friendly!

This Earth Day, I don’t expect you to be eating food that is purely organic, or to be recycling everything in your home, but there ARE many things you can do with very little effort that can help save the earth. For instance, for the past year, I have been collecting plastic shopping bags and reusing them instead of just throwing them out after I get home. I know it’s ideal to use reusable bags instead, but like I said, one small step at a time. Smile

Although not observing Earth Day 2012 is not one of the 7 deadly sins of blogging, it definitely comes close. Let’s keep our blogger attitude in check! As a blogger, let Earth Day 2012 count; start saving the earth today and continue doing it the rest of the year. You are a blogger; you have what it takes to do it!

Stef dela CruzAbout the blogger
Stef dela Cruz is a doctor and writer. She received the 2013 Award for Health Media from the Department of Health. She maintains a health column in Health.Care Magazine and a cat welfare column in The Manila Bulletin's Animal Scene. Add her to your circles.

9 comments:

  1. In response to no.1, I am using F.lux that helps automatically lessen the brightness of my screen every sunset. It works wonders. Try it Doc so you won't have to tweak every so often.

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  2. Sana araw araw. :)

    +1 on this *winks

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  3. Wow, Itin, that's a great suggestion! I've never encountered F.lux before. I'm looking at their website now and it looks like a great concept, helping with brightness control and also in regulating sleep patterns. Will try F.lux, starting Earth Day 2012. :) I'm glad that I get to learn about this today. Thank you!

    Paliits, hahaha, why does your comment somehow sound risque, especially with the "wink"? Or maybe I just have a mind that's too dirty. Hehe! :)

    Happy Earth Day 2012, everyone!

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  4. haha. i'll just leave it to you mam *double winks :p

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  5. HAHAHA! Thanks for visiting my site. Happy Earth Day! Let's all do something to help the Earth - and yes, Paliits, "sana araw-araw." LOL :)

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  6. This is my favorite so far I love it Good job and my daughtr spells her name Stefani~
    good luck in the future!
    Sherri Houston texas

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  7. Thanks, Sherri, and happy Earth Day! Do come back to my blog and I hope to visit your blog soon. :) Say hi to Stefani for me!

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  8. Earthday is Awesome!!!!!!!!

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  9. Thanks for the suggestion ;)

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