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5 Ways to contribute towards World Environment Day 2018, Individually
India is all set to globally host the World Environment
Day on 5 th June 2018. As directed by the United Nation Environment the theme of
this year will be " Beat the Pollution ".The theme urges governments,
industries, communities and individuals, come together and explore sustainable
alternatives and reduce the production and excessive use of single- use plastic
effecting our environment directly or indirectly.
Emerging as the leader, the country has one of the highest recycling rates in
the world and can be instrumental in combating plastic pollution.
Contributing to the call,HPM, a leading agro-chemical brand is geared up to
reduce the emission of Co2 in the environment by planting 10,000 trees all over
India under its 'Go Green Plantation Drive'
While political communities and governmental laws are helping ensure the
execution of all the initiatives in a better and productive way. Industries and
organizations from various sectors are actively participating to achieve the
goal of combating plastic pollution.
How we as an individual can contribute to the biggest global call for
protecting our nature?
Mrs. Tapasya Goel, Executive Director, HPM , said, "the day is all about
sustaining, protecting and embracing our natural environment. Environmental
policies, initiatives and activities surely have a major influence on the
quality of all our lives".
"The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, clothes we wear,
flowers that decorate our homes, pharmaceutical products we consume and even the
fuels we are beginning to use is all dependent on how carefully as individuals
and citizen of earth we use it and keep it for our future generations", she
Below are the 5 Ways through which you can individuall y contribute towards the
global call to Environment protection:
4R's (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle):
Refuse to buy unsustainable products (the aim is to combat the use of single use
plastics). Reduce the consumption, reuse items and materials. For Instance:
Planting Activity- Plant a sapling in a plastic bottle. This will add up to the
greenery of your kitchen, fun activity for your kid and a contribution to world
Recycling the product is the key to the healthy environment. Doing this all at
once is difficult, you can start with small plastic products like polyethylene,
disposable cups, plastic bottles, toys, etc.
Raise awareness in your community:
Tell all your friends about World Environment Day! Word of mouth is the best
communication tool for transmitting information. Speaking to people about
environmental issues and its effect on them and their children and lifestyle
will help them understand the direct effect of environmental problems. The
solution to these problems will help them, take a step further contributing in
the global call of environment protection.
Organize a neighborhood cleanup:
Team work always leads to success and it's a great way to socialize. Invite your
neighbors to help clean up the area which you live in. It will also be a great
activity and experience for your kids this summer break. Pick up trash, pull
weeds, or even plant some trees. It will make a difference!
Adopt a 'green' way of living
Separate your biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste. Learn to share or
exchange things rather than buying a new unsustainable item. Use Public
Transport to reduce your environmental impact. Car pooling is also a great way
to reduce emission. Ride a bicycle or walk to close destinations. Mainly, use
sustainable mode of transportation.
Calculate your carbon footprint
It will help you to prioritizethe steps you can take to minimize it, by
identifying what the biggest opportunities for reductions of carbon footprints
are. Estimate it by calculating home energy use, water use, waste disposal,
amount of food you consume, Distance travelled and vehicle used, etc.
Your activity does not need to be big or require a lot of time on your part.
Something as simple as planting a sapling in a plastic bottle is a great step
towards World Environment Day 2018.