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World Environment Day… for Sustainable Living.

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!!


Published by MousumiSays

An ardent crusader to make the world a better and safer place to live in. Likes to remind the mankind their basic instinct of resilience in the face of adversity.

24 thoughts on “World Environment Day… for Sustainable Living.

  1. It’s a topic that needs urgent attention and immediate action. I am carrying paper bags whenever I go to the store. I try not to waste paper while printing and I try to save electricity and water wherever I can.

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    1. Saving electricity and water by preventing its misuse very beneficial for our environment. Glad to know, you follow such good measures. I also segrate my waste, use AC whan it’s absolute necessity, carry used polythene bags on my shopping bags and things like that.πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you. I agree with you, the conservation of environment is very much in the Indian ethos. India is also doing quite a good job in solarenergy sector. Your blog on our indigenous environment leaders is quite inspiring.

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  2. Hey you say we should get battery operated cars, but then you say we should also stop the exploitation if natural resources.
    This seems conflicting to me.
    To produce batteries for electric cars, resources need to be mined in toxic mines. Which means the earth must first be deforested and then ripped open.
    These mines also leach out toxic waste materials killing the rivers and soils around it.
    Also the lifespan of a car battery is 3 to 5 years, and it can not be 100% recycled. There will be some waste materials produced during the recycling process.

    Its better if cars are banned completely and people go back to walking. Its healthier anyway.

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    1. Thanks for expressing your concern for the environment. All I wanted to convey that E vehicles are lesser evil than the conventional one.
      Banning the cars altogether is not a very practical option because we can’t reache distant places simply walking. But as I said in my earlier blog that the private cars must be used in case of bare necessity. Joyrides mist be avoided at all cost. More and more people must opt for public transport and carpooling. Walking and cycling must be encouraged for local movements.


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