Mumbai, June 5: If we demand reformation of a system, the change should come first from a personal level. For a macro level change, change from micro level is necessary. We always speak about Global Warming, Temperature Rise, and Climate Change. Common people, environmental activists often protest against governmental scheme or new constructions for harming nature but on contrary, many of them often violate rules and harm Mother Nature. On World Environment day, we should pledge to ourselves change some of our daily habits which are constantly affecting the ecology of Earth.
Yesterday while talking on the Paris Agreement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spelled the teachings from Vedas which thousands of years before tell us to honor the environment. “Milk the ecology, not exploit it’, tells the Vedas. In St.Petersburg PM Modi said, “For the last 5000 years, even when I was not born, it has been the tradition in India to protect the environment”. He emphasized on an important aspect that we must leave for our future generations a climate wherein they can breathe clean air and have a healthy life.
Read here 5 of daily life habits that harm our ecology-
Use of plastic:
In our everyday life, we heavily use Plastic materials without realizing the adverse effect. The plastic material has the potential to harm both soil and water. Instead of thousands of campaign to use paper bags, we never leave the habit of using plastic bags. Even after use, we throw plastic bags in such a place that would cause harm to nature. When we travel somewhere, we often can observe someone throws their wastes wrapped in a Plastic bag in water. The high level of toxicity harms the creature in waters leading to a distorted ecology of water and high pollutes the water.
Wastage of water:
Only 3% of total water contain the World is usable. Pollution is now so commonplace incident that we don’t wonder. Added to that, wastage of water is a common trait by us. We buy mineral water bottles and throw the remaining water after our needed use. But water is not our property and resource of water is very limited. We buy water at cost of twenty rupees and then waste that natural resource whose value cannot be measured in money. We forget to close the taps of our home or office. Whereas so many countries are suffering from drought, a privileged group never has the right to waste water.
Throwing anything in streets:
We never get tired of complaining about the dirty condition of our streets and roads. But before doing so, we should think, what we do in reality. After eating Chips or biscuits we just throw the packet in the road. It not only makes the roads dirty but causes visual pollution.
Papers are made of materials that come from a tree. It is made by pressing together moist fibers of cellulose pulp derived from wood, rags or grasses, and drying them into flexible sheets. We don’t like a writing we throw a paper in the waste bag. Paper is cheap by the value of money but not in larger scale. In a world where deforestation is an issue there, wastage of paper is a bad luxury. Cutting down of trees for any silly reason is another problem. So we should thrive to stop any habit that decreases the number of trees.
Dumping medical disposals:
A very common scene everyone experiences if passes by a hospital, a pile of medical disposal. Medical disposals are not common garbage, those are thousand times harmful. The very infectious materials harm the health of nearby civilians. Birds, animals spread the materials unknowingly from one place to another. Thus the virus, bacteria of infectious diseases also gets spread in this way. Cotton, napkins, bandages, wastage from operation theater pollutes the environment of the whole neighborhood. Even in our home, we don’t take proper care of medical disposals.
This environment can be taken by us as a new environment year. The way we take New Year resolutions, in the similar manner we should take oaths to ourselves to make this planet a better place for living.