Ride a Bike Today!

There’s an easier way to enjoy life (just like having a dance).. and that is to do the simple things in life. Like riding a bike!

Riding a bike has always been one of the most recommended activities by health experts and environmentalists. It is a cost-effective way of transportation and bikes are inexpensive to maintain.

Likewise, it is a healthy option, and health professionals recommend using a bicycle for at least half an hour daily to maintain good health. We can say that it can help us cut down on health care costs.

Most of us living an inactive lifestyle and that is because we find it hard to stick to a regular exercise routine. Biking to school or work or when running errands is indeed a convenient way to have an exercise still while you are having a busy day.

Benefits to our Environment

Aside from its health benefits, biking has plenty of environmental advantages.

  • Less pollution- it is evident to us that motorized vehicles impose environmental hazards. According to research, transportation releases a significant amount of pollutants such as carbon monoxide in the air. Using bicycle means zero pollutants.
  • Less parking lots needed- parking space is a major problem in some countries. With the increasing number of cars and other motorized vehicles, it requires them to create more parking areas. These projects require removing of trees and pouring chemicals like asphalt to create a concrete parking lot. But with bicycle parking, less space is needed. A single car’s parking slot can accommodate 15-20 bikes.
  • Conservation of non-renewable resources- motorized vehicles burn an enormous amount of oil every day in the form of diesel and gas. If you are using a bike, you are helping to reduce consumption of petroleum and oil.
  • Ideal for short trips- starting the car cold and driving a short trip can cause more air pollutants compared when having a long drive. Plus, it makes us more productive since biking helps us release hormones and fuels our energy.
  • Reduces carbon footprint- biking is one efficient way to live sustainably. Leaving the car at home and riding a bike instead helps us reduce our carbon footprint. We are also conserving energy and avoiding fossil fuel emissions.

Other Benefits

  • Apart from its positive impact to our surrounding, riding a bike provides independent travel, economic benefits, increased mobility and social interactions with other cyclists.
  • Walking and cycling both provide opportunities for social interaction especially in local communities. Hence, it creates a sense of neighborhood and enhances the bond between the citizens.
  • Transportation has the largest household expenditure since you have to keep it well-maintained and of course, it runs on gas. Maintaining a bike won’t cost you half of it and will allow you to save money.
  • Another problem that biking can solve is our issues with our transport network. Less motorized vehicles on the road and more bicycles would clean help us solve traffic and its associated costs.
  • Likewise, motorists and commuters can gain benefits by using bicycle lanes. It improves the safety for them, more space for those who have emergencies on the road and gives them extra turning space.
  • Riding a bike will enable us to conserve residential space and roadways. There will be more chances for green parks and planting spaces in urban areas. Plus, there will be lesser journey time. But most importantly, we will have cleaner air to breathe.
  • If only most of us are willing to ride a bike today, there will be safer roads for us and our children. Less traffic and air pollution. The demand for a cleaner surrounding and efficient transportation mode increases. We highly believe biking should be every people’s way to achieve such requirements and have a healthier planet.

Waste Management Article – A Tribute for a Skip Bin Hire Company

Promoting peace and preserving mother nature seem to go hand in hand. Ask anybody around you and you will mostly be greeted with a big yes! So much so that we’ve decided to pay a special tribute to a skip bin hire company that has been kind enough to support us on a recent fundraiser event. Wizz Binz is as passionate as we are here at givepeaceadance about promoting peace to the world. As mentioned, we’d like to dedicate this waste management article to Wizz Binz.

Start of article:

Probably, we have heard the term waste management program however, most of us are still not aware of how to do it. Regardless if you are managing wastes from the household or you are running an industrial facility, the greatest challenge we are facing is the proper management and segregation of the generated wastes. The program encompasses more than just waste disposal, reducing, reusing and recycling things.

Our Definition

In a simple context, waste management refers to all the activities and actions needed for an efficient handling of waste. It also includes the collection, transportation, treatment and method of disposal. Likewise, it requires waste monitoring and regulating and other frameworks related to it.

Let’s say you have waste storage area, proper documentation of waste and have a licensed contractor to collect and dispose it. But do you know where does the garbage go? There are cases where the “landfill” or the waste facility was an open dump that lacks warning hazard materials.

How to Begin Your Waste Management Program

Start with a Goal

In everything we do, we should have a goal. It will set as our motivation to strive and achieve whatever it is that we want. In the case of waste management, it should be our goal to help lessen the unpleasant or harmful effect of different types of waste streams in our health and environment.


Facilities or companies that generate a significant amount of wastes should have a solid waste management program that works. Even if you own a small enterprise or managing a local business, there are online resources that will help you develop an effective plan.


Not all disposal solutions are the same. Hence, one should identify things to come up with a tailor-fit plan. First, identify the type of waste streams and volumes of waste you tend to generate. Likewise, know the local requirements or guidelines imposed by your local government.

Storage requirements also vary so take note of it as well. Collection, disposal, documentation and legal requirements should be part of the plan as well.

Generator Status

Again, it is essential that you are aware how much waste your place is able to generate in a month. The generator status of a facility should comply according to the state’s requirements and guidelines. There are different state requirements so check first which category do you belong to.

Hazardous Waste

Classify the solid waste first as it can be in a form of semisolids, liquids or contained gaseous materials, discarded items or sludge. After that, you will be able to determine whether it is non-hazardous or hazardous waste.

Apparently, we consider wastes as hazardous if they are known to have negative effects to the environment, animals and humans.

Once you have the important details and figure related to your waste management program, it will be easier for you now to manage it and decide on what approach will work best. It can also be a significant factor to consider when looking for waste contractor or transporter that will work according to your needs.


The Importance of Peace for Humankind

What can be more precious in this world than peace? Really, how can we have a decent life for us and our loved ones if there is no peace in our community, in our country, in our world?

Peace is one of the most essential things we need to make us thrive. Without peace, it will be impossible for us to learn and to create something. Without peace, there will be riots and wars, and we all will be too busy trying to protect our lives and the lives of those we care the most. During wars, we will not have the ideal situation we need to grow, to explore our surrounding and try to make the best of it. The constant fear of being captured or even death will eat our brain, so it will be impossible to create wonderfulness in the midst of war.

The consequences of the absence of peace in our world, such as conflicts and chaos, are so terrifying. Imagine how these conflicts can break apart families, friends, communities, and nations. Our friends can be our enemies. Our significant others can be the ones we need to fight against. The love that we once share can disappear just like that due to non existence of peace.

Without peace, the possibility to lose everything that we have is also at the biggest. Wars have been long known as the biggest life taker ever. The gunfight can cause many casualties. Lots of people die during wars. If there is no peace in this world, we and our friends and families can die. Imagine the pain of losing someone that you love. Not only losing the people you love, but you can also lose everything you have or earn. Bombing during wars can destroy your houses and your belongings. You have nothing left but this emptiness that you feel due to your loss.

That is why peace is very important in our lives, in our world. If everyone agrees to put their ego aside and to maintain peace on earth, then nothing but greatness will emerge. When you have peace in your world, you can live side by side with everyone, trying to create something beautiful or useful for mankind.

With peace, you will not spend your mind, your energy, and your money on wars. Instead, you can spend them on trying to innovate something that can bring welfare to the entire world. You can use them to do research and try to find the cure for deadly diseases. You can work hand in hand trying to make appropriate housing for every citizens. You can hold charities to help funding education in the third world countries.

Wars will only bring us destruction. Even though it seems like our side is winning the war, but actually we also lose a lot too. So rather than trying to show that we are the strongest one or trying to take over other countries, it will be better if we all put every effort that we have to keep the peace. Keeping the peace is a very important thing for us to do, for the sake of us, the people we love, and our one and only world.