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    World Environment Day - Let's Take Action! - 5th June

    Behaviour

    World Environment Day - Let's Take Action! - 5th June

    Share the different steps that you take as a family to protect nature! ... more

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    Sayantani Ray Jul 16 2019

    @Sayantani Ray Lovely post, Sayantani. Money plants are really amazing, they not only look great but they also grow well indoors.

    Rashmi Jul 8 2019

    Nature is our mother, she gives us everything selflessly and we feel it's our right to get resources free of cost and forget our duty. She doesn't demand too much in return, we have to just stop exploiting and overusing resources. Posting messages and pictures on social media just on world environment day will no way help in saving nature. We have to be a responsible citizen each and every day by minimising unwanted use of water, electricity, paper etc. We can take small steps like not littering , spitting on the road to make swatch Bharat abhiyan a success.
    As a family we try to protect mother nature in following ways-
    1- We have replaced plastic bottles by copper bottles.
    2- Segregate dry waste and wet waste
    3-.We created awareness among other residents of the street to not throw the garbage at night and dispose it when garbage collector comes.
    4- We take cloth bags to bring vegetables and avoid buying plastic.

    Rashmi Jul 16 2019

    @Rashmi Beautifully put, Rashmi. Love the solutions. We can easily implement these in our lives. Thank you so much!

    Mano Ranjani Jun 4 2019

    @Mano Ranjani This is my house top. Few steps that we took care to protect our naturewith in our premises are
    1) filled up our home with interior plants which purifies air
    2)grow almost all vegetables in home itself like tomato,green chillies, potatoes, carrots,beans, double beans, ladies fingers,corrianderethi,amaranthus,brinjal,snake gourd,bitter gourd, ridge gourd, bottle gourd and papaya treewhich are absolutely pesticides free and 100%organic
    3)all types of flowers like jasmine,rose,hybiscus, and so on
    4)we even do our own compost with the wastage of veggies and fruits
    5)our children tooenjoys watering plants daily and we get fresh air
    6)we try our best not to get polythene bags when we go for groceries and shopping.

    Mano Ranjani Jun 7 2019

    @Mano Ranjani Wow so good to read that. Even kids will get inspired to do the same if parents take the first step.

    Mano Ranjani Jun 7 2019

    @Mano Ranjani Superb !

    Mehul Mehta Jun 7 2019

    @Mehul Mehta How nice of your daughter and it is really the need of the hour. Future environment depends upon childrens awareness .

    Devi Athithan Jun 7 2019

    @Devi Athithan A great initiative indeed, it does require a lot of grit to follow something like that . Kudos to you

    Olivia Fernandes Jun 5 2019

    As a family this is what we do to protect nature :
    1. We save energy to save money.
    Set our Ac thermostat a few degrees higher in the summer to save on cooling costs.
    2. We have installed compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) when our incandescent bulbs burnt out.
    3. We Unplug appliances when we're not using them.
    4. Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible. As much as 85 percent of the energy used to machine-wash clothes goes to heating the water.
    5. Use a drying rack or clothesline to save the energy otherwise used during machine drying.
    6. Save water to save money.
    Take bucket showers to our water use. This will lower my water and heating bills too.
    7. Less gas = more money (and better health!). We Walk or biketo work. This saves on gas and parking costs while improving our cardiovascular health and reducing our risk of obesity.
    8. Skip the bottled water.
    We use a water filter to purify tap water instead of buyingbottled water. Not only is bottled water expensive, but itgenerates large amounts of container waste.
    9. Think before we buy.
    We go online to find new or gently used secondhand products. Whether we've just moved or are looking to redecorate, we'll consider a service to track down furniture, appliances, and other items cheaply or for free.
    10. Wear clothes that don't need to be dry-cleaned. This saves money and cuts down on toxic chemical use.
    11. Keep electronics out of the trash.
    Use our cell phones,computers, and other electronics as long as possible. We'll donate or recycle them responsibly when the time comes. E-waste contains mercury and other toxics and is a growing environmental problem.

    Roopa M Jun 5 2019

    We have planted few fruits, flowers, and vegetables around our home. It's nice to see the plants grow from their sapling state and give fruits, vegetables, and leaves which we pluck and consume, which taste and feel different from the store bought ones. We also try to be as mindful as possible about the surroundings and environment.
    Try to follow the three Rs-
    *Reduce, as in reduce the use of plastics and things that are harmful to nature. Avoid wasting water and electricity.
    *Reuse
    *Recycle as much as possible

    We still need to see a lot of change when we are outdoors. It's a common sight to see people spitting, throwing trash anywhere and everywhere, littering, using sidewalks as bathrooms etc., Following cleanliness, and creating awareness about why it is necessary to be keep our streets and surroundings clean will definitely help.
    People smoking and vehicles emitting smoke also causes health issues to everybody around. It is better to protect ourselves from smoke as much as possible.

    Mano Ranjani Jun 5 2019

    This is my house top. Few steps that we took care to protect our naturewith in our premises are
    1) filled up our home with interior plants which purifies air
    2)grow almost all vegetables in home itself like tomato,green chillies, potatoes, carrots,beans, double beans, ladies fingers,corrianderethi,amaranthus,brinjal,snake gourd,bitter gourd, ridge gourd, bottle gourd and papaya treewhich are absolutely pesticides free and 100%organic
    3)all types of flowers like jasmine,rose,hybiscus, and so on
    4)we even do our own compost with the wastage of veggies and fruits
    5)our children tooenjoys watering plants daily and we get fresh air
    6)we try our best not to get polythene bags when we go for groceries and shopping.