Rabu, 22 April 2015

Earth Day 2015: What, Who, When, Where, Why and How

Happy Earth Day 2015!!!
 Today, most of the countries in the world are celebrating Earth Day. what is Earth Day to be exact? and when did it become so popular? Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

In 1960s, the air pollution in the United States had raised to a new atrocious level. Even though there was already a law acting on air pollution, which is the Clean Air Act, it did not give the U.S. government power to enforce low emission. Moreover, environmental issues were far from the political limelight. Thus, Senator Nelson realizing the state of its country started to act in 1963 to bring environmental issues to the national political stage. In the end of 1969, he announced about the Earth Day, he invited everyone to march on the street in the name of Mother Nature. On the day of the event, surprisingly more than 19 million U.S. citizens joined in and celebrated the day by holding protests and gathering in public places to discuss on environmental problems.
The first Earth Day had long lasting impacts for both inside the United States and abroad. One of the examples is the 1970 amendment of the Clean Air Act, which allows the federal government to set the limit of emissions from industrial and mobile sources. Moreover, the event brought spark to the born of a new set of law, called Clean Water Act (CWA). In 1990, the Earth Day went global and was celebrated by around 200 million people around 141 countries. 
Today, Indonesia might not be celebrating the day officially. However, embrace the spirit by starting something simple by throwing our trash into the trashcan and use a less bit of that air conditioner ;)

Senin, 15 Juli 2013

Higher Octane for A Better Indonesia

Automobiles, which were invented in 1769, provide humans with the comfort of moving from one place to another with less human power. However the problem is now humans have to feed their vehicles as an exchange of their services and this is not an easy task to do. In Indonesia, several types of “food” for one’s car or motorcycles are being offered based on its octane number. There are two common-sense-based reasons why one should buy fuel with higher octane number, first is this action will help the less fortunate and second it will help the earth.

The action of buying fuel with higher octane number will surely impact the less fortunate in a good way. As the Indonesian government is subsidizing the cheap fuel with less octane number, the fuel is not meant to be fed into the vehicles of the upper and the middle class. However, in reality, this is not what is happening. Therefore, with more people buying the fuel with higher octane, the subsidized fuel can go straight to where it is meant to be.

Purchasing fuel with higher octane number will also help Mother Nature, which is suffering right now. This is a well-known fact that with a higher octane number the combustion process of the vehicle’s machine is cleaner, thus making less air pollution. Though it seems like a not a big deal, but a lot of little helps is what our nature needs. 

Helping the less fortunate and stopping the cry of Mother Nature surely are the main reasons why the upper and middle class Indonesians should feed their automobiles with fuel with higher octane number. Moreover, as more Indonesians realized about these facts and take this responsible action, Indonesia will become a better country in term of the well being of its people and its other natural inhabitants.

Kamis, 04 Juli 2013

Starting All Over Again

I have deleted all my old posts; which some I found were immature. Therefore, now I am going to start fresh. Best Regards, Benarivo