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Since the onset of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the environmental impact across the globe has dwindled significantly. With most of us staying home to work, it has helped our Mother Earth to breathe again.
For many of us, this downtime turned out to be a good time for us to adopt alternative ways of doing things and reexamine our lifestyles. We start to address burning questions that were previously shoved to the back of our minds, like the impact our daily choices have on global emissions.
No need for grand gestures
By now, we would have been schooled to bring along reusable straws during our bubble tea runs and tote bags for trips to the supermarkets. Everyone can do their part no matter how minute. After all, it takes a drop to form an ocean.
Have you reconsidered changing up your usual mode of transportation to something else that leaves a lower carbon footprint? We get it, car ownership has become an essential means of transportation for many, with various uses for different family members and those working far from their area of residence. Would you consider the more environmentally-friendly option of owning an electric car instead of petrol-run vehicles? Do you rely heavily on taxis and private hires to get around? Instead of getting a Grab Car, have you tried Grab Hitch that utilises carpooling to save resources?
In this article, we share alternative green modes of transportation that emit no pollution at all. The Yahoo Shopping team has come up with our version of earth-friendly modes of transportation like using bicycles, skateboards, longboards, skate scooter and even rollerblades when out and about. Most of these options are handy enough to bring with you onto the trains and also for a good workout over the weekends.
Who knows, commuting via these unconventional transportation methods may become a norm in time to come. I dream of a society much like the Scandinavian countries, where dedicated lanes allow commuters to move about safely in eco-friendly ways. Best of all, by incorporating commute with exercise, we can look forward to healthier lifestyles as well.
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Defending champions South Korea smashed Israel's pitching on Monday, earning 18 hits in an 11-1 mercy-rule win to secure the first final-four berth of the six-team Tokyo 2020 tournament. Korea struck first with a sacrifice fly, and added two more runs on a homer by Oh Ji-hwan, his second against Israel at the Games. Israel first baseman Danny Valencia walked with the bases loaded to make it 3-1 in the fifth inning.
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Cantonese-language singer Anthony Wong Yiu-ming has been formally charged with corruption by Hong Kong authorities. The move relates to alleged crimes in connection with a 2018 election. Wong and former legislator Au Nok-him were charged on Monday by the Independent Commission Against Corruption. Wong had previously been arrested on Thursday and granted bail. Au is […]
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