World Environment Day – was first established by the UN Assembly on 1972 and it was started celebrating from 1973.
But are we really celebrating the nature and our environment ?
Every March we celebrate Earth hour and we have many reasons to forget that 60mins .Think here !!
Do you know Nearly 4 billion trees worldwide are cut down each year for paper or 35 percent of the total trees cut around the world are used in paper industries. when will we starting changing for better environment ? this is high time for that ..!!
Are we doing enough to come out of water scarcity we are facing ?
Do you agree Water scarcity occurs even in areas where there is plenty of rainfall or freshwater. ?
LISTEN : Water scarcity affects one in three people on every continent of the globe. The situation is getting worse as needs for water rise along with population growth, urbanization and increases in household and industrial uses.
Almost one fifth of the world’s population (about 1.2 billion people) live in areas where the water is physically scarce.
One quarter of the global population also live in developing countries that face water shortages due to a lack of infrastructure to fetch water from rivers and aquifers. Water scarcity forces people to rely on unsafe sources of drinking water. It also means they cannot bathe or clean their clothes or homes properly.
Poor water quality can increase the risk of such diarrhoeal diseases as cholera, typhoid fever and dysentery, and other water-borne infections. Water scarcity can lead to diseases such as trachoma (an eye infection that can lead to blindness), plague and typhus.
Water scarcity encourages people to store water in their homes. This can increase the risk of household water contamination and provide breeding grounds for mosquitoes – which are carriers of dengue fever, malaria and other diseases. Water scarcity underscores the need for better water management. Good water management also reduces breeding sites for such insects as mosquitoes that can transmit diseases and prevents the spread of water-borne infections such as schistosomiasis, a severe illness.
A lack of water has driven up the use of waste water for agricultural production in poor urban and rural communities. More than 10% of people worldwide consume foods irrigated by waste water that can contain chemicals or disease-causing organisms.
Water is an essential resource to sustain life. As governments and community organizations make it a priority to deliver adequate supplies of quality water to people, individuals can help by learning how to conserve and protect the resource in their daily lives.
So Save Water , Save each Drop – it’s Precious than Diamond…!!
Avoid Plastics :
Every year some 45,000 tons of plastic waste are dumped into the world’s oceans. One of the results of this is that up to one million seabirds and one hundred thousand marine mammals are killed each year by plastic trash such as fishing gear, six-pack yokes, sandwich bags, and styrofoam cups.
* North Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour.
Paper cups consume trees, water, and chemicals, and dump them into streams and landfills- they are not re-cyclable. Paper cups are often wax-coated which reduces their bio-degradeability futher. Paper products make up over 40 percent by weight , slightly higher by volume – of this country’s municipal solid waste, by far the largest contributor. Paper Recycling and its role in Solid Waste Management.
Now let’s ask ourselves, are you doing enough to preserve our environment ?
This is not the time to THINK , it’s the time to ACT.
Let’s treat every hour as our earth hour.
Take a pledge to yourself that you will ,