Hello friends, today we, as a human race, are commemorating the World Environment Day. As we all have realised it the hard way the disastrous consequences of blatant exploitation of natural resources. With mindless and blind greed, the human’s harmful interference with nature’s balance, is leading the sustainability of our precious environment beyond redemption. There must be a collective effort by the countries as well as the citizens of the world to take immediate, well planned and decisive steps to reverse the damage inflicted on our environment. The passing of the buck will not serve the cause.
Every three seconds the world is loosing enough forest to cover a football pitch and over the last century we have destroyed half of the wetlands. As much as 50 percent of coral reef have already been lost. It’s the responsibility of the governments, businesses and citizens to focus their efforts on this pressing environmental degradation issue.
The government must strictly implement the laws to ban Single Use Plastics(SUPs) and speedily rehabilitate the people engaged in this industry. Special green corridors with fast charging facilities at every 25 kms can encourage people to buy battery operated cars(fortunately the Bengal government has proposed this kind of road between Kolkata- Asansol and Kolkata- Digha). A sound waste management system including segregation, collection and recycle must be prioritized by every state governments.
The business houses and global conglomerates must take it as their moral responsibility, to reduce the release of toxic waste in air, water or soil by their industries by using the environment friendly technology, instead of just being an eyewash to dodge the laws. Their profit may come down but it’s an absolutely necessary requisite to save the environment from further pollution.
The last but not the least, we as invidual citizens must pledge to do our bit to make the environment more sustainable. By segregating the biodegradable and non biodegradable waste at homeand ensuring a composte pit to dispose organic waste are good options. Ensuring as much greenery around us as possible is another option. Limiting the circulation of single use plastics by reusing them for further purchase of goods, using clothbags made with discarded jeans, giving away the old usable clothes, controlling the wastage of paper in our homes are some of the tiny steps which can go a long way in assuaging the harm done to the environment.
Friends, I welcome your suggestion to make our interactions with the environment more friendly and sustainable. More we make peace with our environment the better and can further stave off the turmoil we are facing at present.
Happy Environment Day to you all!!