Earth Day

That crazy catch-up semester after my exchange is finally behind me! Words cannot describe how I felt yesterday. All I can say is, thank God that’s over and I can finally move on with my life. Haha. I just hope and pray that my grades turn out fine. Anyhoo, my summer has officially started though my summer is basically packed with work but no worries, happiness is a choice and I choose to be happy. It’s summer lovin’ time! ♥

And what is the best way to kick-off your summer? (Though you have probably kicked it off weeks ago, which was just how it was designed to be.) I say, CELEBRATE EARTH DAY in a very fun way. I know there is just around two hours left for this Earth Day, however, the fun doesn’t need to stop  tonight! And more importantly, our environmental initiatives and commitments don’t stop tonight!

Hence, I want to share with you Kiehl’s Earth Day Photo Contest 2012! So Kiehl’s Manila is spreading the environmental commitment of Kiehl’s and suggests 5 easy and very doable environmental commitments for everyone! You can join the contest by 1) liking their Facebook page ( and 2) Click the Album entitled Earth Day Photo Contest to learn about Kiehl’s environmental commitment as well as its 5 tips.

Here’s how I did it:

This tip says that by using your pockets or your bags directly for small purchases then you can avoid the use of plastic. I really like this one because I can confidently say that I live out this tip. I cannot count how many times I have told cashiers “Miss, wag na i-plastic.” Yes I’m very proud. Haha. So there, I do think it helps a lot. Think about it, you buy a piece of gum and have it put in a plastic bag then you get home remove the plastic bag and throw it away. Whatiswaste. By giving the cashier the option not to bag your small purchases, you not only avoid unnecessary waste, you actually help the stores as well. I learned from my JEEP Immersion (still to be blogged about) that groceries spend thousands on just buying plastic bags. So yeah, this environmental tip is win-win for everyone; but then again, so is any other environmental tip out there. It’s really win-win for everyone. It’s just sometimes hard to see. And so, the picture on the right is me buying a skirt and asking the cashier to place it directly in my canvas bag. The picture was set up obviously, but that’s not the point. Haha. The point is that you see that we can do it and it’s so easy to do it. And that I try to do it, with or without the contest. And thankfully, the cashier and the saleslady were game enough to take a photo. So there. Of course, I will try to continue “using my pockets (or bags)”, the commitment does not stop with the picture. Kaya nga commitment.

 There are four other environmental tips in Kiehl’s and you should check them out by visiting Kiehl’s page. Don’t forget to join the contest. You get a chance to win free products from Kiehl’s Rare Earth Collection. You can also learn more about their products through the Earth Day Photo Contest Album. There’s still a week left for the contest, still plenty of time to be creative!

Happy Earth Day everyone!

Let’s try and do something, no matter how small, to save our Earth, alright?


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Hi, I'm Timmy. I believe in writing as a therapy, global warming and true love.

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