Be good to Environment, it will be good to you.

A few days ago I was traveling with my grandfather along the roads of LAHORE. Gossips are being done among us and suddenly a topic of discussion started on “Environment” and I was really shocked when my grandfather emphasize loudly that man has vanished the environment both implicitly and explicitly, curiously I asked them that how I don’t get your point and he answer me in detail and below I am sharing it with you.

He started by defining the environment as: “Environment is everything around us. It may be in a geographical form or spiritual form”

A geographical environment can be defined as all the physical things around human under, above or around him which may affect their life in any perspective. The examples are quoted as   mountains, rivers, atmosphere and many more

Whereas spiritual environment is deeply in link with human behaviours. It includes relations of people with each other, their dependence on each other etc.

He said: “We won’t have the society if we destroy our environment”

Looking outside the car window, he pointed out, towards some burning bags which are causing jet black smoke and told me that ‘Every action has equal and opposite nature’ as we people are destroying our nature by our such worst activities we must hope that environment is also going to harm us with same force and even it is happening .  We are playing a foul game with it, it will also play a foul game with us.

First we discussed, how we are destroying our environment. The major reason is pollution we are polluting our nature in various ways and the centre of appetite is traffic pollution. We are increasing our number of vehicles day by day without knowing its harms. The smoke of the traffic vehicle is containing tiny particles which are very injurious to our health as well as for our environment also. On the other side, our industry is also playing a crucial role in defaming the environment. The water from industries in going on to mix with pure water of river as well as it is also spoiling underground water.

Now an important thing that I was noting is changes in climate. As summer is not on time, it is getting long and long, low rainfalls, contraction of winter tenure, seasons are getting mild and mild day by day and many more all are because of changes in the environment. Global warming is a great issue which is damaging our environment day by day. It is damaging us in many ways. Temperature is going on an increase, as well as it is affecting health as well such as skin cancer etc.

He told me that human for theircentre of appetite cutting hills, forests, using nuclear program that is damaging our environment. Nature has provided us lush green and healthy environment but humans are going to change it. They are making it even worst. Cutting of trees is the backbone issue of pollution. Humans are not happy with nature as it is. Human is CROWN OF ALL CREATURES but kept their eyes close in the matter of environment and its stability. Human is worse in relative to destroying the environment.

Change in environment has many effects on human life in several ways. It can effect physically or behaviourally. While talking about physical effects it as

  • Health effects
  • Pollution effects
  • Climatic effects
  • Food effects

And many more

The important thing here is to discuss the spiritual effects of changes in environment. Environment has damaged human spiritually a lot as:

  • Harshness in behaviour:

Humans are getting harsh and harsh day by day. People have zero patience in them. They are not agree to tolerate even a little issue. People are fighting with each other on lame basis.  If we compare a human of today with a man of a century ago he was cool minded, he doesn’t argue or fight on non-genuine issues. He has qualities of tolerance but now it is not in sight. This all is happening just because environment is not healthy. There are many particles in atmosphere which made him nerves full of anxiety.

  • Mentally disturbed human:

Today a human is mentally disturbed. He is a patient of anxiety and depression. Even ill children are also facing this problem and all is due to their environment. People are living in such environment where there is no mental peace. People are surrounded with injurious things and most important is Noise pollution. Noise pollution has effected a human a lot and made him a patient.

  • Role of technology:

Technology has also played an important role in human’s life. With the time there is advancement in technology and with many merits technology is spreading people from one another. Mobiles, laptops, internet usage limited people to their rooms and cut off them from family and friends and people are in lugged in idle pursuits. Advancement in technology also affected human environment very badly but its effect is only dependent upon human that how he uses it.

After much discussion, he stopped and said now let’s talk about some positive perspective and said

“PURE ENVIRONMENT HAS PURE MINDS”

The environment has gifted a lot to a man. The man has to be thankful for the environment for many blessings as a human can still enjoy a healthy and sound life. The environment has a great effect on lives of people so still, there are many good people who influence the society in good manners. Hazard Muhammad S.A.W and Abdul Sitar in Delhi are great examples who change the whole environment and spread peace, love, and care.

The environment can be very beneficial if it is treated in well and kind way. We all know as you sow, so shall you reap. The same case is in the environment, if we are environment-friendly then environment has also a great friendlier behaviour.  It totally depends upon us that how we are, if we use pollution free vehicles, chimneys in burners, properly dispose of things then the environment will not harm us. We all are born of this environment and it’s our duty to take care of the environment.

While in this time we reach home and he concluded as:The environment is everything around us and the changes made by humans are harming it, in the result Environment is harming us.

Be good to Environment, it will be good to you.

And adopt some precautionary measures as

    Avoid spreading pollution

    be nature-friendly

    Plant the trees

    Save natural heritance

    Share this message with all

Yet We havent learned to Walk

The folks don’t have leisure for their generations, it’s the reality and we are even in dome state as our eyes are open but we are unable to see that. Let me make you realize some of the core ailment’s that are challenging. I remember once the professor said “mind is a terrible thing to waste”

Though the burden being generated by us for our descendants is piling up right now, this pose of some middle-aged scientists would make you think that how much busy we are in our conversations, routines and so-called activities from our daily life. They had forgotten what was behind them, they had forgotten the coming life’s and indulge their selves in their own.

Here I have this picture being taken on a study tour of research students but the matter of consideration is that they aren’t aware of the polluted environment and busy in chat and the selfie session which is considered as much important as drinking water at the time of @saftaar. But hereby I pledge to all the communities, casts, societies and whatever you feel proud calling be unite when it comes to cleanliness as our religion emphasis on this particular issue. This should be our priority to come up with solutions as might few would say what are the comprehensive solutions in this sort of idea.

let’s just dive into these:

  1. Make yourself feel that it’s your issue, just start owing it
  2. Start addressing this issue
  3. Do something for the betterment
  4. Don’t feel bad when you heard the things about you, because whenever you will do something worthwhile there will be criticism

Nowadays we are not taking these environmental issues as seriously as it needs to be that’s why I said we haven’t learned to walk because it’s the place where we live in so we have to be concerned about that. what awesome words said, Robert Swan:

“The greatest threat to our planet is the believe that someone else will it

Plastic the robust Giant:  Make Room for the Marine.

Oceans provide a home for millions of species on Earth, and it is essential for human life. Unfortunately, while many species depend on the ocean for its ability to create food and oxygen, human activities can negatively impact the ocean and its wildlife.

Plastic is a versatile, light weighted, flexible, moisture, strong and relatively in-expensive. Those are the attractive qualities that lead us around the world, to such a voracious appetite and over-consumption of plastic goods. Our tremendous attraction to plastic, coupled with an undeniable behavioral propensity of increasingly over consuming, discarding, littering and thus polluting, has a combination of lethal nature.

The presence of plastic pollution debris is a serious threat to freshwater and marine ecology. Tiny particles of plastic debris (often called microplastics) are so pervasive in the aquatic ecosystem that we find them in seafood and table salt. Marine organisms ingest or are entangled by plastic, sometimes with fatal consequence. Plastic pollution may impact biodiversity, ecosystem services, food security and human health. Despite the ubiquity of plastic pollution, stemming it, is not an adreadful task to address.

Plastic pollution is poisoning a serious threat to marine life and its ecosystem. The issue of plastic pollution along Pakistan’s coast is a major concern and is worsening due to its inadequate solid waste disposal system. Most of the plastic that enters the sea become a serious threat to marine life due to their non-degradable nature.

It is estimated that about eight million tons of plastic are deliberately dumped in the sea globally and finds its way there through winds or flow of the river and urban run-off. This is approximately equivalent to the dumbing of a garbage truck into the marine water every minute.

A study conducted by Dutch researchers on marine life in the North Sea reported that the local seagull population has ingested so much plastic, that an average of 30 plastic pieces could be found in one seagull’s stomach.

On every simple walk on any beach, the plastic waste spectacle is present. All over the world the statistics are ever growing and staggering.

In the ocean, plastic debris injures and kills fish, seabirds and marine mammals. Marine plastic pollution has impacted at least 267 species worldwide, including 86% of all sea turtle species, 44% of all seabird species and 43% of all marine mammal species. The impacts include fatalities as a result of ingestion, starvation, suffocation, infection, drowning, and entanglement.

Seabirds that feed on the ocean surface are especially prone to ingesting plastic debris that floats. Adults feed these items to their chicks resulting in detrimental effects on chick growth and survival. One study found that approximately 98% of chicks sampled contained plastic and the quantity of plastic being ingested was increasing over time.

Preventing the generation of disposable products as much as possible reduces the amount of money needed for controlling and managing trash and litter. Prevention is both cost-effective and better for the environment.

An estimated one hundred million metric tons of plastic are present in the Earth’s oceans. If one plastic bag can bring down birds and fish, imagine the consequences of this number. The effects of plastic on marine life are so devastating, soon the planet’s sea animals and birds will end up as nothing but statistics. Species will slowly become endangered and then extinct. Keep our oceans clean. Try substituting plastic with paper or recyclable products. Reduce, reuse and recycle before it is too late for the Earth’s oceans.

If you cannot use it, refuse it

The world environment day is all about raising awareness about nature and the importance of protecting it. On this Day people are encouraged to continue towards the safeguarding of the environment. Other than the celebration of the world environment day by the host city of the year, it is individually celebrated by the countries in their states, cities, hometowns, schools, colleges, public places, etc. with parades, cleanup activities, concerts, recycling initiatives, tree plantation, including all kinds of green actions to motivate and inspire people towards the bad condition of this beautiful planet.

It is an initiative to work together for taking some positive actions to maintain the beauty of the planet. We should keep in mind all the objectives of this campaign all around the year and convert them into actions accordingly in the form of beautifying the surrounding areas through plantation and cleanliness, saving water, less use of electricity, using organic and local foods, save wildlife, beat plastic pollution and so many. We have only one planet to live on, it is our home and only we are responsible to maintain its natural beauty forever.

It was necessary to establish this particular event to focus on environmental problems and give people a face to environmental issues. Its celebration helps us to understand the importance of healthy environment for our healthy life as well as to empower public to be the active agents of sustainable and environment-friendly development worldwide. It spreads the common understanding among people that it is must to change their attitudes towards environmental issues to ensure the availability of a safer and more prosperous future to all the nations and peoples.

WED campaign is run by the (UNEP). It was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 during the opening of a special conference for environment named as “Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment”. Its headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya, however, celebrated in over 100 countries all across the world. It was celebrated first time in 1973. The celebration event of it is hosted every year by the different city (known as host city) with a different theme (declared by UNGA). It is celebrated through the international collaboration of people. The theme of world environment day celebration 2018 is “beat plastic pollution”. And the host country is once again India.

It focuses to bring people from all countries at one track to deal and combat with the climate changes and improve the management of forests. It is celebrated to encourage youths about the environment and climate change issues for safe future on the earth. Through it, political attention and public actions are enhanced. Youths of any country in the form of students are big hope to bring some positive changes in the environment full of pollution and global warming.

ENVIRONMENT SCIENCES are an interdisciplinary field of knowledge that combines physical and chemical sciences with biology and information technology to achieve the best solutions to the emerging environmental challenges in the modern time. Right from the evolution and progress of the organisms on the earth, Environmental sciences offer a comprehensive, quantitative and interdisciplinary approach to study the ecological systems. Environmental Studies include broad areas of inquiry including human relationships, perceptions, and policies towards the environment. While the environmental engineering focuses on the designing eco-friendly products, environment technology offers solutions for improving environmental quality in every aspect. Environment paper through media provides information on a wide range of- discoveries, inventions and case studies on diversified aspects like pollution, biodiversity, climate and weather changes, sustainable and innovative energy etc.

ENVIRONMENT POLLUTION is a phenomenon where natural ingredients are replaced or damaged by the presence of dangerous unnatural ingredients – which have the potentiality to cause an imbalance to the system and to create a number of health hazards to animals and human beings. Such unnatural ingredients may be gases (causing air pollution), solids (plastic), and liquids (causing water, food and land pollution) or sound (causing sound pollution). All of them cause an imbalance in ecosystem directly or indirectly and have the potentiality to cause health hazards to human beings and animals.

PLASTIC POLLUTION

Plastic is found in virtually everything these days. Our food and hygiene products are packaged in it. Our car, phone, and computer are made from it. And we might even chew on it daily in the form of gum. Most plastic is made from oil. Maybe we are not ready to break up with plastic altogether, but there is some low-hanging fruit that can make a big difference in reducing the amount of disposable plastic in our life.

33 million tons of plastic waste generated in the U.S. each year, but only 7 percent is recycled. Although recycling can help reduce the amount of garbage that ends up in landfills, waterways, and ecosystems, only a few types of plastic can be recycled by most municipal governments. The fraction that does get recycled still requires a lot of energy and water which just is not a good proposition when it comes to single-use items. Plastic garbage that ends up in landfills and oceans take hundreds of years to degrade, and there is increasing concern about the toxins they release into the environment.

PLASTIC POLLUTION CONTROL

In our modern lives, plastic surrounds us and cutting it out can seem daunting. Below are some easy ways to get started.

BRING YOUR OWN SHOPPING BAG

According to one estimate, somewhere between five billion and one trillion plastic bags are used each year around the world. Although free to shoppers, these bags have a high environmental cost and are one of the most ever-present forms of garbage. Bringing your own plastic bag is common but good environmental advice; governments through policies should encourage people to do it. Disposable shopping bags have been banned in a number of cities, like San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

STOP BUYING BOTTLED WATER

Unless there is some kind of contamination crisis, plastic water bottles are an easy target for reducing waste. Instead, keep a refillable bottle handy.

BRING YOUR OWN THERMOS TO THE COFFEE/TEA SHOP

Speaking of refillable, bringing your own thermos for to-go coffee is another way to reduce your plastic footprint. Disposable coffee cups might look like paper but they are usually lined with polyethylene, a type of plastic resin, which can be avoided with your own mug

CHOOSE CARDBOARD OVER PLASTIC BOTTLES AND BAGS

It is easier to recycle cardboard than plastic (although they are coated in a thin layer of plastic), plus paper products tend to biodegrade more easily without adding a lot of weight to the product the way glass or aluminum can. So, pick pasta in the box instead of bag, or detergent in the box instead of plastic bottle

USE MATCHES INSTEAD OF PLASTIC LIGHTER

If we start a fire for cooking or any reason select for matches over disposable plastic lighters. These cheap plastic devices sit in landfills for years and have been found in dead bird’s stomachs. Or pick up a refillable metal lighter to help cut down on waste

DONOT BUY JUICE

Instead of buying juice in plastic bottles, make our own fresh-squeezed juice or simply eat fresh fruit. It is better for us because we are not only cutting down the plastic waste but also getting more vitamins

CLEAN GREEN

There is no need of multiple plastic bottles of tile, toilet and window cleaner if we have a few basics on hand like baking soda and vinegar.

GIVE UP GUM

When we chew gum, we are actually chewing plastic created by synthetic rubber

SAY NO TO STRAWS

Plastic straws for drinks are not so much necessary; if it is very necessary then use reusable steel straws.

GET THE PLASTIC OFF YOUR FACE

Much of the plastic that is polluting the oceans is micro-plastic, tiny chunks that are next to impossible to filter out. These plastics can come from bigger items breaking down, but they are also commonly added to consumer products like face wash and toothpaste. There are many biodegradable alternatives, consider making your own.

SKIP THE DISPOSABLE RAZOR

Instead of tossing a plastic razor in the dustbin every month, consider switching to a razor that lets your replace just the blade or even a straight razor.

SWITCH FROM DISPOSABLE DIAPERS TO CLOTH

If you have got a young baby, you know how many diapers can end up in the dustbin each day. We can consider the reusable cloth option.

MAKE YOUR PERIOD WASTE-FREE

There are a number of non-disposable options out there to cut down on period waste, with reusable pads. This can reduce incredible amount of packaging that most pads are encased in.

RE-THINK YOUR FOOD STORAGE

Plastic baggies, plastic wrap, and plastic storage containers are worth re-evaluating. Instead of sandwich baggies, why not a Tiffin for lunch, jars or glass containers in fridge although it can definitely take a bit of courage and some explaining to help your local restaurants to understand.

SHOP IN BULK

For many households, the majority of plastic waste is generated in the kitchen. So one of the best ways to reduce the packaging waste madness is bring our own bags and containers and stock up on bulk foods.

All of this is too easy. Maximum people are already taking these steps and looking for ways to reduce waste in our life. Keeping in mind the condition of our environment, this is getting declined day by day because of the pollution and global warming. We should celebrate and promote eco-friendly development in our country in order to save the environment for better future.