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#Random Acts of Conservation 1st-7th October’12

#RandomActsofConservation is a campaign designed to suggest one simple, quick and easy random act of conservation every day.


Monday  1st October’12

Sign this petition to ensure the Ross Sea becomes a protected area.

Help protect the Ross Sea which is one of the worlds last great wildernesses. It’s home to whales, orcas, dolphins and many other species. World leaders are getting together to decide the fate of this habitat, so let’s tell them what we want from this meeting which is having the area made into Marine Protected Area that gives the whales, orcas and dolphins a safe haven were they can live and breed.


Tuesday 2nd October’12

Get yourself a re-usuable cup for your take-away beverages.

This one goes out to all the Americano-Frappa-Choca-Farta-lotta-Mocha-Latte kids and those of us that luv a nice cuppa tea too!! 500 billion disposable cups are made every year that can’t be recycled because they coat the paper cups in plastic. They can’t be made out of recycled paper because of the fear of toxins. So how about a different way, get yourself a reusable cup and ask the nice person at the coffee shop to fill it. Click this link and share this page on your social media to help spread the word.

You can read some more information here..


Wednesday 3rd October’12

Conserve energy when boiling your kettle.

So we wanted to follow that up yesterday with something we can do when making our cups of tea and coffee at home. Only put enough water in the kettle to fill your cup and no more. The more water you put in the longer it takes to boil and the more energy is required.  This one was given to us by Linzi Trafford, thanks Linzi!


Thursday 4th October’12

Sign this petition asking for a new toxic chemical safety act to be passed to limit harm to the ocean.

As we know the problems are facing the environment are many. One of them is the input of chemicals in the ocean. These chemicals not only effect the marine life but ours as well. Sign this petition from the Ocean Futures Society and Jean-Michel Cousteau asking for a new Toxic Chemicals Safety Act to be passed and why it’s important for you.


Friday 5th October’12

Stop the slaughter of dolphins.

If you haven’t seen the film The Cove you should, it is one of the saddest films you’re going to see but it certainly informed me about the problems these beautiful creatures face. Todays act isn’t to watch the the film even though everybody should, todays act is to add your name to The Cove’s petition to stop this yearly slaughter from happening. You can sign and learn more here

This one was given to us by Gaz Lyden – thanks Gaz.


Friday 6th October’12

Get your friends to repay the favour and go around to their house for dinner.

A couple of weeks ago we had our friends round for dinner! We saved your friends from powering their homes for a night, saving them money, and reducing their CO2 emissions even if they don’t realize it. So today it’s their turn to repay the act – and make sure you share transport on the way over too !


Saturday 7th October’12 

No one should go hungry.

Poverty has a huge impact on the environment, big companies and governments exploit poor nations for cheap labor and their natural resourses to feed a few peoples wants but not everyones needs. Sign the petition to help Oxfam lobby for change.
To really get involved join the campaign on Facebook, or follow the Twitter #RandomActsofConservation. Feel free to add you own voice to the campaign by posting ideas to our Facebook page or Tweeting using the #RandomActsOfConservation #Hastag.


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