Let’s save the ‘Mother Earth’

Last Updated: Friday, April 22, 2011 - 16:26

Preeti Panwar

Let’s save the ‘Mother Earth’

The noble ‘Earth’ has bestowed the human beings with incredible and beautiful nature in the form of mountains, rivers, forests and various natural resources that helped human beings to survive and initiated our evolution. So, now it’s our time to save our planet from the challenges which are threatening the existence of the earth…

The life of Human beings originated on the planet Earth .The “Mother Earth” is calling us for her protection. People have become selfish and they are killing the beautiful forests, damming the rivers and making more concrete walls without even realizing that by doing these activities, they are giving invitation to the termination of their own existence.
Our earth is burning from both ends as the river beds are running dry. The plants and mammals are like us-living things. The biggest challenge that our earth is facing today is ‘global warming’, the glaciers are melting, sea level is rising, & the climate is changing on a fast pace. So, we must help to save them all.

World Earth Day is celebrated all over the world annually on 22nd April. This time; it will be the 40th anniversary of World Earth Day.

Origin

It was first launched by honest efforts of the US senator Gaylord Nelson on April 22, 1970 from Wisconsin along with Denis Hayes as the main organizer of the activities for the grand event.

It is really heartening to know that even at the commencement of the Earth Day; approximately twenty million demonstrators of America participated in the opening of the wonderful celebration of Earth Day with the main goal to find ways for making the earth clean, healthy and sustainable. Since then, various countries have followed this as a part of main celebrations across the globe.

Earth Day in India

In India, first Earth Day was celebrated by approximately 1,200 kids followed by a massive campaign in which they carried slogans and messages about preservation of our mother earth.

It is the only planet in our solar system on which life exists with incredible biodiversity. People all over the world celebrate this grand event to protect flora and fauna and to clean up the earth on which we live.

The main objective of celebrating the Earth Day should be to innovate new ideas and solutions to protect our planet and to inculcate all the methods for the preservation of the nature.

The factors responsible for depletion of natural resources like carbon emissions from industries, depletion of ozone layer from atmosphere and man – made activities which cause threat to our environment should be brought under control by creating eco-friendly devices and techniques.

As a new initiative to protect the earth , the concept of ‘Earth Hour’ has been started which is observed in the month of March every year in which people all over the world switch off the lights and devote in saving the environment. Demonstrations are carried out by the conservation groups at various levels in the form of seminars, debates and discussions by the eminent personalities.

Ways to save Earth

There are many ways through which we all can contribute in the protection and conservation of species and keeping the earth clean. We should also try to lessen the use of natural resources so that there will be enough resources for the coming generation as well.

We should find solutions to protect and save endangered species as they are essential part of our flora and fauna. Conservation groups should open more and more wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and biosphere reserves. For instance, there are very less number of tigers left on the earth. For this,’Aircel’ has launched an awareness campaign to ‘save tigers’ in which they convince people to write articles and blogs to aware people across the world.

People should try to use public transportation instead of personal vehicles as it will help in reducing pollution to great extent. Lesser the number of vehicles lesser will be the pollution. People should use CNG instead of petrol in their vehicles as it will bring the pollution level down.

On this day, efforts should be made to plant at least two trees. For this, various awareness programs and communities should be launched. People all over the world should hold gatherings at public parks to encourage the tree plantation ceremonies.
We should not throw garbage and waste materials outside in the open drains. It increases water pollution and also gives rise to various water borne diseases and ultimately affects the earth.

We should lessen the usage of insecticides and pesticides in the fields as all the chemicals make the soil futile. Next thing we can do is to completely avoid the usage of plastic bags as they are extremely harmful for our environment.

On the global platform, social organization like PETA keeps on staging demonstration in which they expose that animal fur should be banned. Recently, Copenhagen summit took place in which major countries took participation including India to determine ways to save the planet Earth.

Conclusion

We should all stand together to save our planet earth. We should not sit back and watch us die. So, come on let’s stop the logging and rivers don’t need walls.

It is a pivotal opportunity for individuals, corporations & government to come forward and join hands to create a new global green economy.

Government is doing a lot in this regard but merely imposing ‘fines’ will not help. More stringent measures should be taken to combat the challenges which our earth is facing today.

It is a day to think of the environmental challenges we face and how to solve them. It is the duty of all human beings and all countries to protect the earth responsibility. All together, we can make a difference on “Earth Day Birthday”. So, celebrate it with great enthusiasm and great zeal otherwise dooms day is not so far.



First Published: Friday, April 22, 2011 - 16:26

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