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Save Environment

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NAME-AKHIL JOSHICLASS- Vth

If Nature Is Our Mother, How Do We Protect Her?Nature is neutral. Man has taken from nature the power to make the world a desert or to make the deserts bloom, There is no evil; only in mans soul!You drive down the national highway, it is exciting, with 4 to 6 high-speed lanes. Have a look around, a large number of trees, giant they were once, are uprooted now. You drive down the city, finding a place to cross the road is difficult when it is red on the traffic signal, it is but a danger for life with suffocating emissions. When it is summer, it is hotter than ever before. Water to drink? When there are no tears in the eyes! It is rainy season now, but it is dry everywhere.Increasing population, rapid urbanization, industrialization and excessive automation has generated pressure on our natural resources and led to a degradation of the environment such as heavy erosion of soil, famine, erratic rainfall and recurring floods. Rising numbers, limited means, where are we heading to? The situation is deadlier than ever before. Is nature taking revenge, or is man in a race with nature? The communities of nature are rapidly being replaced by man-made communities. Thus, the principles that govern the communities of nature are being destroyed. Can we conquer nature? No! We need to learn more to work with nature, if man-made communities are to survive.The environment is a sphere of living organisms that lie at the interface between the lithosphere, the hydrosphere and the atmosphere. We must learn to control and adjust the balance in nature. Environment has a rhythm and notion of its own. There are the energy cycle, heat cycle, carbon cycle, oxygen cycle, nitrogen cycle, which give a rhythm to our environment. We must tune our lives to its rhythm. Hence, it is absolutely necessary that these cycles must be maintained.The Stockholm Conference in 1972 adopted the motto Only One Earth for the entire humanity, and pledged to protect the environment. June 5th was declared as World Environment Day at this conference. Even in India, there have been a number of environmental movements such as Chipko Movement, Silent Valley Movement, etc. Since the Vedic times, we, in our country, consider rivers as divine and holy and give them the status of a Mother. When we say so, then maintaining sanctity, serenity and purity is nothing, but our natural responsibility. Every human being must volunteer and pledge to protect the environment and the earth. We cannot work in isolation. It should be a collective gathering at the global level. One such commendable effort is: (Kids F.A.C.E.) Kids for a Clean Environment. It is the largest childrens organization in the world. It was started in 1989 by a nine-year-old girl named Melissa Poe. All the school children must get associated with such organisations to ensure a viable environment for our future. There should be a compulsory subject on the environment and its protection; at every level of education. It should be considered as Value of Life and not a mere subject.Power of the technology and science has enabled the man to exploit the use of environment for selfish and indiscriminate use and create a problem for everyone. The causes are:

1.Deforestation2. Depletion of water under surface of earth3.Growth of population4.Rapid urbanization5. Extinction of some species, Loss of biodiversity6.Air pollution (greenhouse gases), drinking water pollution, river pollution by mixing poisonous chemicals7. Global warming8.Depletion of ozone layer9. Depletion of oil and gas reserves and natural resources like minerals.

We have to adapt to the environment. We have to follow regenerative and recycling mechanisms. We need to use resources in a discriminate manner. Otherwise, existence of humanity will become a question. People will suffer with a lot of diseases. Famines and cyclones will become more frequent. Rains will become very untimely and damaging instead of helping agriculture.

Action related to environment needs to be done together by governments of various countries and the United Nations Organization, at a global level. Long term planning and monitoring of actions of private corporations is needed.There are many ways we can help save the environment every day. We can reduce the amount of waste we produce by buying products in bulk, rather than in individually wrapped containers. we can also reuse things. Do not throw away unwanted used computer paper, use the other side for scratch paper, and thenrecycle it. Before we throw broken things away, see how much it would take to repair them. Donate used clothes, furniture, toys, books, and magazines to charity. It is also very easy to recycle. We can try to find recycling centers in your area that will accept toner cartridges, aluminum & steel cans, newspapers & phone books, plastic jugs & bottles, glass jars & bottles, shopping bags, car batteries, and motor oil. Another thing we can do if we have a yard to do it in is compost. Compost makes a great fertilizer for our plants.

Every law on our Earth must declare protection of environment as the fundamental duty of every citizen (of every country). Wildlife protection acts, air-and-water and other such acts must be implemented strictly. If nature is our Mother, how do we protect Her? These thoughts are just the beginning, and here I remember:The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,But I have promises to keep,And miles to go before I sleep,And miles to go before I sleep.Robert FrostSo: Save the Environment. Save the Earth