Everybody knows about carbon footprint? A carbon footprint is the amount of CO2 you as an individual or your institution creates. The increment of the amount of carbon will directly impact the global warming. Why we should care about that?
It is increasingly becoming a hot issue that many of us not beginning to be aware of. According to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC), the earth getting hotter and warming up far more quickly than scientists forecast last year. Their most recent assessment concluded that the average global temperature would increase by between 1.1°C and 6.4°C by 2100. It is depending on how much carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases were released into the atmosphere over the coming decades.
I believe we as individual can take our part and do something to help the world we are living in. We can reduce this by reducing the amount of power we use in our homes and places we work. I found out that the average person in the developed world creates more than 9,000 kg of C02 without air travel.
Not that I am suggesting stop travel at all, but perhaps to reduce carbon footprint, one can offset the carbon by planting trees while you are here. Rainforest tree would be the best action taken to offset the carbon; this is because rainforest tree can capture more than 20 kg per annum for as long as 40 years.
In JungleWalla we offer utmost opportunity for those who are traveling to enjoy the island and at the same time intend to put an effort to offset their emissions. We provide tree planting programs as one act of charity to nature.
For Langkawian let start from our own house, plant more trees that will give you fresh air, provide shade and perhaps even produce fruits that you can eat and the animals can feed on too. You will get long life benefit through this kind act.
Just as The Prophet said , “There is none amongst the believers who plants a tree, or sows a seed, and then a bird, or a person, or an animal eats thereof, but it is regarded as having given a charitable gift [for which there is great recompense].” [Al-Bukhari, III:513].
With that said, Let walk on the earth with more conscience and leave less Footprint.