This morning, I attended a number of webinars based on the topic “World Environment Day: Among all of them, my college webinar was made me most excited. I joined as a listener, not a speaker which is what I am regretting the most but then I guess I would love to write rather than prepare the slides and the stuff. So as I was listening to this for three and half-hour-long webinar, I genuinely focus the most on what my fellow college members pursuing courses like BBA, BCA, BCom, and MBA acceptor have to say on this topic.
Sadly people have nothing more to say then the when, why, how, and on what topic this world environment Day is. Most of them were talking about how to reuse, reduce and recycle and stuff like don’t use plastics but then sadly I know all of them are going to buy a bottle of cold drink or the most basic water bottle on our college tour. So basically more discussions the lesser actions are what all of they will do.
Its 2020, talking about the definition of water, air, soil pollution is not enough Discussing the disasters that have already been done is not enough. But then again there were people who are genuinely concerned about this whole situation of environment and there are few points which I have noted down and then going to keep those in mind for forever (half of them is what I already used to do) The very first thing, I have noticed that the all of my teachers are in 100% white cotton kurta.
So the fact is, a branded t-shirt takes around 50 litres of water to be prepared whereas a hundred percentage cotton clothes take only 5 litres. And also the branded clothes consume the toxic dye which caused to hazardous water pollution. So basically be as simple as you can, use handmade, jute, cotton, etc product.
Our neighboring country Bhutan is already doing this to protect their land. Why Can’t We? One of the speakers was talking about how farmers are using fertilizers in extreme amount which is not only harmful to us but hazardous for the environment as well as he also mentioned about the burning of the rice husk which causes the extreme amount of air pollution. But he also mentioned about the solution which is during the ancient days that whatever part of the crop is unused is left for the grazing animals but nowadays it seems a little impossible because we all are always in a rush just simply burn it and get rid of it but is burning of the garbage or unused part of the crops is really a solution? Not only ancient techniques but also now we have a process like bioleaching bioremediation which obviously helps us to get rid of waste.
When we used to talk about the norms and the rules created by the government the intellectual group of people is obviously irritated because every year on the name of the development the number of trees are being cut down and then the government says that we are also planting the trees. so basically people are cutting down a tree which satisfies the need of 50 people and planting one which can’t even fulfill the demand of one living being.
During the “Chipko Movement” when Sir Sunderlal Bahuguna has planted a hundred trees, 80 of them survive because he makes sure to look after them but now one tree is being planted and 5 of us are taking pictures with it and taking care of that tree in our WhatsApp and Insta stories. This is not how it’s going to heel. The other most popular problem of the environment is that if one city people are using 251 cubic metres of underground water and hardly recharging 50 cubic metres of it.
Thus massively failure in rainwater harvesting. Because our cities are becoming concrete jungle ( please read about Bangalore city model for further information) and then there is a number of points which I can talk about but the most important one is to realize that other animals are changing according to the environment and we are trying to change environment according to us. Now you see, where the whole problem is? We need to stop blaming others and depending on the others. Find other alternatives and always remember there are 8.7 million species on earth including us. When we are talking about biodiversity, we are also part of it so please be humble and kind on yourself as well.-manni