World Environment Day - June 5 - Protecting the Earth Starts with You
5th June is celebrated as World Environment Day every year. It is observed to spread worldwide awareness for the environment and enhances political attention and action and promotes many different ways that people can incorporate to improve and protect environment.
The first World Environment Day was celebrated in 1974 with the 'Only One Earth' theme. And it is still celebrated with a theme. The theme for World Environment Day 2020 is, 'Time for Nature' which perfectly suits the modern world.
We all are so busy in improving our lives and earning money that we don't have time to look around and do something to improve the devastating condition of the environment. Pollution levels are increasing day by day, the ozone layer is getting depleted, the world is running short on drinking water, and we have been witnessing the extinction of many species. It's high time that we all should make individual efforts to save our earth.
As they say, the revolution starts within oneself, the same way, protecting the earth begins with you. And don't just keep the flame to you, spread to as many people as you can and inspire them to be a part of this. Together, we can bring back the beauty of the environment and make the world a better place for all the living creatures.
Here’s what you can do to celebrate the World Environment Day for the purpose it is meant to:
●Save Water Save Earth because every drop counts. Keep a check on leaking taps in your home and do push yourself to turn off the taps wherever and whenever you see one running for no reason.
●Stop littering! Always use dustbins to throw garbage whether you are in your home or a public place. Inspire your family and friends to do so.
●Reduce the use of plastic! Plastic can take hundreds of years to break down and harmful chemicals into the surrounding soil, which can then seep into groundwater.
●Start gifting indoor plants to your beloveds on their celebratory moments. Buy indoor plants from the local nursery near you or an online gift shop. You can wish them Happy World Environment Day with a gift of greenery to inspire them.
●Stop wasting electricity! Turn off all the switches when not in use. By that, you can help the government to save resources which are used to generate electricity.
●Put bicycles to use instead of motor vehicles for traveling small distances. It will reduce the emission of harmful pollutants and will also improve your health.
●Stand together against increasing deforestation! Forest areas are very important for the ecosystem and are also home for many animals and birds.
●Save Earth Save Life by planting as many trees as you can and look after them. More trees mean more fresh air and less carbon dioxide.
●Start using organic pesticides and compost for farming purposes instead of chemical pesticides and composts.
And not to forget that these steps should be a part of daily routine. Don’t limit yourself doing these just on Happy Environment Day. It is our prime duty to protect the earth from a devastating future.
Keep The Josh High!