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If I could offer you only one tip for the future, recycle more would be it. The long-term ability to reuse our waste has been proved by recyclers, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.

Enjoy the power and beauty of our environment. Trust me: in twenty years time you'll look back at photos of the landscape and recall in a way you can't grasp now, how much possibility lay before us to preserve how fabulous it really looked. You are not as helpless in this as you imagine.

DO worry about our future, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equasion by chewing bubble gum, if we are not prepared to get stuck in and help. The real trouble in our lives is how to halt climate change.

Do one thing every day that's sustainable.

Shout the message.

Recycle your old paper and cardboard, throw away as little as you can.


Don't feel guilty if you don't know what to do with your household waste, The most interesting people I know, didn't know at twenty-two what they needed to do with it. Some of the most interesting forty-year-olds I know still don't.

Save plenty of energy. Be kind to our atmosphere. You'll miss it when it's damaged beyond repair.

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't. Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much yet: our fight is just beginning. Our chances are better than half if we pull together.

Separate and save your waste, even if you have nowhere to do it but your kitchen.

Do not listen to negative people, they will only make you feel useless.

Get to know your local beauty spots. You never know when they'll be gone for good. Be faithful to your environmental conscience. This is the best link to your past and the principle most likely to stick with you in the future.

Accept certain inalienable truths: temperatures will rise: politicians will avoid the issue; you, too, will get frustrated. And when you do, you'll fantasise that when you were young, we still had snow at Christmas, politicians knew what to do, and people lived a more organic lifestyle.

Respect your planet.

Julian Richards, Milestone Design Ltd. (Feb 2007)

(My interpretation of Baz Luhrmanns "Sunscreen Song" from the 1980's .. Google it!

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