India focuses on ‘Beat Plastic Pollution theme’
World Environment Day is the United Nations’ (UN) most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. It began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. World Environment Day is the “people’s day” for doing something to take care of the Earth. We should definitely take a responsibility to clean our environment. The theme for the World Environment Day 2018, “Beat the Plastic Pollution.”
The theme majorly focuses on how can we beat plastic pollution from everyday lives as it is really hazardous for animals. While plastic has many valuable uses, we have become over-reliant on single-use or disposable plastic – with severe environmental consequences. PM Modi who has started the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’ will address an event marking the World Environment Day today. He will also visit the exhibition set up on the occasion at the Rajpath lawns.
5 things you can do to protect your Environment!
As a human being, you too have a responsibility on your shoulders to protect your Environment!
1. When going shopping, make it a habit to bring your own eco-bags and say no to plastic bags as much as possible. Please do that. Use paper bags instead.
2.Plant as many as tress you can.
3. Reduce emissions from cars by walking or cycling. These are not just great alternatives to driving, they are also great exercise.
4. Send your drinking bottles, paper, used oil, old batteries and used tires to a depot for recycling or safe disposal; all these very cause serious pollution.
5. Use public transport for travelling.
Kudos, to Odisha!
The World Environment Day celebrations in Odisha are going to be a lot more this time with the state’s Chandrabhaga beach on the coast of Konark becoming Asia’s first to get the Blue Flag certification — a tag given to environment-friendly clean beaches, equipped with amenities of international standards for tourists.
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