Humans are both creatures and moulders of their environment, which gives them physical sustenance and affords them the opportunity for intellectual, moral, social and spiritual growth. In the long and tortuous evolution of the human race on this planet a stage has been reached when, through the rapid acceleration of science and technology, humans have acquired the power to transform their environment in countless ways and on an unprecedented scale.
The United Nations, aware that the protection and improvement of the human environment is a major issue, which affects the well-being of peoples and economic development throughout the world, designated 5 June as World Environment Day. The celebration of this day provides us with an opportunity to broaden the basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in more than 100 countries.
India, the host country
Every World Environment Day has a different global host country, where the official celebrations take place. and this time it was INDIA.
Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2018, “Beat Plastic Pollution,” is a call to action for all of us to come together to combat one of the great environmental challenges of our time. The theme invites us all to consider how we can make changes in our everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on our natural places, our wildlife – and our own health. While plastic has many valuable uses, we have become over-reliant on single-use or disposable plastic – with severe environmental consequences.
Teaching children about keeping our planet earth clean and safe is as important as teaching them math and science because if there will be no fresh air left for them to breathe then there is no use of giving them education.
Dhanak supported this campaign by planting around 80 trees in the Vasundhara area of Ghaziabad with the help of our team and kids under the umbrella of Dhanak. While doing so we found large amounts of litter burried under the soil, majority of which was plastic, so we also tried to collect all of it and have asked local Govt. bodies to collect all of it and act on it.
Seeing so much of injustice done to our mother Earth, Dhanak team have taken a pledge to plant atleast 5 trees every day and have also discussed with local bodies about this initiative so that we could get as much help as possible. But the govt. bodies can only do so much so we urge all of you people to help us in making this earth more green.
Here are the options by which you can help us in our pledge:
- Plant trees in your area then send us the pictures and we will post them on our social media accounts.
- If you are living in nearby vasundhara (Ghaziabad) area, you can donate some plants to us and we will plant them for you.
- You can also contribute by donating Rs. 10 for each plant to Dhanak for buying and planting trees from your behalf.