We Pledge to do our Bit – Do you?
So, World Environment Day 2016 is here and here we are talking about the environment like a lot others. I mean it’s that time of the year when we realize how badly our Mother Nature needs us – But why just one day?
Look, let’s get one thing off our chest – talking about World Environment Day, saving the earth and preserving our resources etc. is not something we at Flemingo are doing today as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility. Yeah, you may think that “here’s one more company talking about it all around this time; it’s all part of their CSR…” But well, saving the environment is not a part of any “Social Responsibility” for us. YES – You heard us right; it is NOT A SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR US…
Hold on, before you start getting ideas here’s the thing – It is not our Social Responsibility because Flemingo sees this as a PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY wherein every single individual is responsible.
At Flemingo, we do realize that as a company, we do leave behind “carbon footprints” on everything we do, which can make or break the future. And it is not just for us, but for any business, any individual.
And if we just give one day a year to the environment, to fix the mess our mother nature is in today – surely that is not enough!
What mess are we talking about?
The next time you stroll in your neighborhood, take a look around and observe.
Everything may seem to be in perfect state at first but we urge you to look closely… the air has something peculiar about it and is no longer refreshing. There is something about the birds flying from the balcony of one house to another; it is as if they are looking for their long lost natural homes. Precious natural resources are being wasted in order to lead a chivalrous life and products that are harmful to the environment are used freely.
We keep reading about the summers getting warmer, hotter rather; and winters getting colder and rains being unpredictable Deserts see floods and forests are left dry!
Climate is changing drastically, there is an incursion of natural disasters, natural resources are depleting, and waste disposal well, we know what is all wrong with that.
So, it IS OUR PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY to step forward and save the environment.
No waiting for a government order, or retirement from your job to finally make some time to think about the issue or for enough money to save the environment.
There is absolutely no money that needs to be spent to act now to save our Mother Nature.
Each individual can make a difference in environmental preservation – all that is required are 7 things we can do which doesn’t cost anything and can go a long way.
Starting today, we at Flemingo, have started doing our bit to save the environment and we would love if you join us in our endeavor by taking 2 simple Pledges:
- Pledge your 5 Seconds a day for the Environment
- Pledge 2 Simple Lifestyle Changes to make the difference
The 5 Second Pledge:
1 Second to turn Off the Engines at the Red Light
The next time anyone of our team will be driving, we would ensure that as soon as the signal turns red; the engines of our vehicles must be shut down. Petrol, Diesel, Gasoline are all natural resources that we would want to save for our future generations.
Also, saving fuel leads to saving money. So the next time you see the signal turning red, remember to take that 1 second to turn off the ignition.
1 Second to Switch off the Fans & Lights
Do you know that if all of us just turn one switch off, it will lead to saving of millions of watts of electricity!
There is another side to the coin too; saving electricity by turning the switches off leads to lower electricity bills! And how much time does it take to flip the switches when the fans and lights are not in use? Yeah 1 second!
1 Second to Unplug!
A lot of us have the habit of leaving our phones/ other devices to charge overnight. The device reaches 100% charging in about 2-3 hours but we tend to leave the chargers on for entire 7-8 hours.
This not only leads to wastage of electricity but it can also damage your device! It is time to develop the habit of making it a point to unplug the charger the moment your electronic device is fully charged – our team has developed this small habit for the good Are you ready to take this 1 second to unplug?
1 Second to Shut off the Mains
Our team is making it a point to turn off the main switch of their television sets, Air Conditioners, other home appliances etc. once they are not in use or required to not be used for more than a couple of hours.
Just a second to shut it off are you doing it?
1 Second to Save Water
Can you imagine living without water? There is life on earth because of water; it is such a valuable resource that utmost care must be taken to save it.
Turning the tap off while not in use, bathing with a bucket rather than a shower, fixing any leakages as soon as they occur, shutting off taps while shaving and brushing or washing your face, are some of the things our team will be doing every single day.
You can do it too it just takes a second to shut off the tap.
And Here’s the 2 Lifestyle Changes we Pledge to bring about:
Pledge 1 – Take Public Transport twice a week – Our Team already does it, yeah!
The more public transport people use, the lesser would be the carbon footprints left by you. Lesser private vehicles will lead to lower amounts of pollutants in the air and you will have fresher air to breathe!
Our team already does car-pooling which reduces the number of cars for 5 people to 1 – so instead of 5 people coming in 5 cars, they come in just 1 car.
Moreover, we have our own bus services for our employees for their pickup and drop, so they don’t have to travel in their vehicles. This indeed helps to cut down the carbon emissions.
Just something to think about – it is a fact that burning one gallon of gas creates 20 pounds of carbon dioxide. If you take public transport for work twice a week, you reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the air by approximately 40 pounds! Now think if everyone does that even for 2 days a week imagine the impact!
Pledge 2 to Remember the three R’s
Reduce – Recycle – Reuse – The three magical R’s that our team has pledged to remember this while using natural resources. The three R principle must be applied wherever possible in order to ensure preservation of our natural resources.
We are not stopping here we want you to join us to, and here’s what else we are doing.
Everyone at Flemingo will be reminded every week, to follow the 2 Pledges mentioned above.
We urge each one of you to come forward and join us. Together we can make a huge difference.
Think of it the world has over 7.4 billion people! Yeah! If we all decide to do our bit to save the environment – We will need no one else to fix it for us. So join us today, tomorrow and forever to do our bit for the environment – Take the 2 Pledges for our Mother Nature.