On the occasion of World Nature Conservation Day (July 28) today, celebs share the things that they practice to do their bit to protect the environment
Chitra Vakil Sharma
The reality is that Mother Nature provides us with everything we need in our lives – right from a cradle to the pyre. So, whatever we do is less when it comes to preserving nature. However, the most basic and the easiest thing to do to conserve a nation is to plant more trees to have a healthy environment. These are the tiniest steps that we can take to make it healthy for our children and us. We should avoid deforestation at all costs. We should also support and encourage architects/engineers who are coming up with ways to make buildings without having to cut the trees. The second thing that I majorly believe in and also practice in my life is the three R’s- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. You should always shop wisely as it will help in conserving nature in a huge way.
Don’t cut trees, try to plant new trees whenever you can. The more greenery, the better it would be for everyone and this needs to be taken care of. Along with that we should separate the dry waste and wet waste and it needs to be taken seriously. We should stop using plastic bags and instead use cloth bags or jute bags. Doing our bit as individuals would certainly make a difference.
Global warming is definitely a big issue and you can see the impact on the climate, which is becoming extreme around the world – some places report flooding, others heat waves. It does seem like we are already late in taking care of the planet, but we can still collectively be responsible towards the environment and nature and do our bit. The main thing about global warming is the rise in the Co2 level due to factories and coal consumption.
I personally feel that it’s wrong to cut down a forest to construct a building and that there should be minimum concrete construction. I believe that we shouldn’t trouble our lands and forests and we should plant more trees. Having said that, I also don’t think tree plantations are happening as they should be. It should be done on a regular basis and not just be limited to photo-op moments. If we cut down trees, we should also plant another. I personally think that we shouldn’t trouble our land, forest and we should plant more trees and avoid concrete construction as much as possible because it will affect things.
We can no longer avoid the need to plant more trees and conserve forests. We must address the core issue of human greed to exploit resources for consumption. I believe that the biggest culprit in the exploitation of resources is the necessity to earn for survival and the mad race to stay ahead. While one can probably curb the race by enforcing laws that are already in place and by curbing corruption, but how do you control the mindset of survival? We have run out of time and we do need a change in the basic structure of modern economies and the way human beings are treated by their governments across the world. Once the human race moves above the survival mindset, intellectual and emotional growth of society will get a chance. Then we can truly create a beautiful world.
Deforestation, global warming, pollution, and other issues that affect nature today are the cause of numerous changes. Also, there will be no resources left in the future if we continue to exploit them. Here are some things you may do to help preserve natural resources as part of your tiny contribution. Aware people of the importance of preserving the environment and natural resources. I try to Follow the 3 R’s (reducing waste, reusing and recycling resources and products ) as a pattern in my daily life. And I think the change begins at home.