Panasonic ECO RELAY for Sustainable Earth Vol.2B

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Finalists of "The Eco Picture Diary Global Contest Ceremony"

A few days to go to "The Eco Picture Diary Global Contest" on February 8. The finalists are about to visit the head quarter of UNESCO, in Paris. Who will be the winner of this contest???

As we introduced earlier, in the 2011 Eco Picture Diary Global Contest, around 130,000 works were submitted by the children from 37 countries and regions. 44 finalists from 29 countries are about to visit to the head quarter of UNESCO, in Paris. This ceremony will begin at the head quarter of UNESCO in Paris at 1:30 PM on February 8th. Can't wait to know who will be the winner, can you ??

Each diary is consists of five days stories. Here we would like to introduce some of the finalist's 1st day diary.

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From Brazil: Giovannia S. Martalli

First day: SAVING WATER
We know that the water takes a little time to become hot when we turn on the shower, so we decided to put a bucket under it so that the cold water could be used in flushing the toilet.

In the same way, we started to reuse the water that comes out of the washing machine hose in order to wash our back yard. My mother was surprised at the water bill, because in only one month of saving it was reduced by half, and I was very happy, because my family is helping to preserve our planet.

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From Mexico: Ana Sofia Medrano Robles

First day:
Say yes to recycling, and reuse materials such as cardboard, paper, plastic, and other things that will become fertilizer.

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From Turkey: Gözde Korkmaz (Representative Person)

First day:
Because of the increase of heat and oscillation of the gases which causes greenhouse effect, very tough wheather circumstances will ocur. Extraordinary rains, storms, tornados and floods will be seen.

In this picture, we showed the damage that unexpected heavy rain causes during summer time when crobs are planted. In order not to experience these, we must plant trees and protect the environment against dangerous wastes. I think it is beter not to use chemical pesticides at least for the food that we produce.

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From Germany: Nina Gräfnitz & Emily-Laura Timmann

First day: Housework day

Dear Panasonic Eco-Diary,

we have learned a lot about recycling. We are Emily and Nina and together we want to work on and design this Eco-Diary.Nina has worked on your Activity Book and I created a notebook about WASTE and about CLIMATE CHANGE, but now something else first.

We think it is great that you teach kids in a practical and fun way how climate change, waste and more can do harm to the earth.We especially like this Eco-Diary even if we could not win any prize we would work on it just for the fun of it. So that's it for today.

your heart-girls

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From Malaysia: Muhammado Wafie Bin Sarbini

First day:
Only five days left for Hari Raya ( Festive celebration for Muslims in Malaysia something like Christmas ).My mother and I go the Bazar Ramadhan ( food Bazaar that people go to buy food during the fasting month ).They buy some food and wrapped in plastics or polystyrenes to bring it home. Some of them also buy drinks in plastic bag, polystyrenes or plastic cups. Very few shop sold drinks in paper cup.

I think that we should use more paper wrapper and paper cups for easy recycling and can save the environment.Furthermore, more using polystyrenes is bad for health and some studies suggest itcan cause cancer.

There are also a lot of rubbish from sugar cane drinks and left on the floor and nobody care to take care of it.They should put them inside the rubbish bin before dispose properly. Untidy and dirty floor can cause the drinks become dirty and can cause bad health if we drink.

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From Indonesia: Jeamyma Pazsa Natasuarna

First day:
Our town is always hit by floods. Floods are always happening because a lot of rain falls and carries mountains of garbage along with it. I think we have to prevent flooding at all costs. The ground should be able to absorb water. I went to the library to look up how we could prevent flooding. When I did, I found a book called "Seepage Pits that Use Subterranean Creatures and Wet Garbage."
This book interested me very much. The reason why is because it made me think that if we use the methods shown in the book, maybe we could prevent flooding easily, whether by ourselves or together with our friends or family.

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From Saudi Arabia: Filzah Hassan

First day:
In this picture I show how our doings are destroying the environment we live in. The harmful gas from factories destroys and depletes the ozone layer which is very important. The ozone layer traps the harmful radiation from the sun, and it acts like a filter. If the ozone layer diminishes, the harmful radiations will affect both us and the earth.

The second thing is that factories try to locate near water streams, rivers or seas so that their expenses of properly disposing of the trash will be less. The chemicals that are waste are spilled in sea water which destroys the marine life. For a minute we should think about our actions, how they are hurting others and our own selves.

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From Kenya: Cassandra Anne Sagina

First day: GARBAGE SITES

Did you know that by recycling one aluminium can you can save enough energy to keep a light bulb glowing for up to 12 hours! Instead of dumping around 'a fortune', let us work together to not only earn income but also protect the environment.

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