Greener Earth

22 Apr

Today is ‘Earth Day’ . Most of the news papers and radio channels are talking about rising pollution level, trees being uprooted, global warming and its adverse effects, and will repeat the same on June 5, which is celebrated as world environment day. From Valentine’s Day to Labour Day to Father, mother, sister days, all of them are highlighted and blown out of proportion by the media. There will be special discount offers going, contest running etc, which ultimately results in nothing but year marking one particular day for celebration or may be awareness. Well I am not being a cynic here, but do we actually need these days to remind us of our responsibilities as citizens of a country or the planet?

Infact big corporates and organization make use of these days as they know for a fact that any initiative launched on this day will interest the media and will be written about. But sometimes it turns out beneficial to the society at large. For example corporate giants like Wipro, Infosys, Dell etc are doing their bit in contributing to the environment by reducing carbon foot prints, planting trees, encouraging employees to save paper etc, which are definitely fantastic initiatives and should be appreciated.

But I believe if each and every one of us contribute in our own little way, it will surely make a difference. Like every drop in the ocean makes it a difference, our small contributions like avoiding usage of plastic bags when we go shopping, not littering the surroundings and inculcating the same in our kids, walking to close -by places instead of driving down, controlling wastage of paper etc.  We do not need specific days to be reminded about keeping our planet earth green. Together we can definitely make a difference for ourselves and for the next generation.


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6 responses to “Greener Earth

  1. Ava

    April 24, 2010 at 2:07 am

    So True. We should always remember that when we point a finger at others, three point back at us.

    So, I turn off the lights that are not needed, try not to use plastic bags, and walk is of course, beneficial to health.

  2. Spike

    April 25, 2010 at 6:42 am

    Being green should be a way of life.. how hard is it to flick off a light switch or to turn off the monitor @ lunch… India is wayyyy greener when it comes to conservation…. Its the developed world that doesnt care enough about the environment… The extreme temperatures, more frequent earthquakes, volcanoes are the planet’s way of telling us to mend our ways, or it’ll force us to make these changes.. nature can be a great equaliser… I hope we all realise this before its too late. Nice post Ripples.

  3. Benson

    April 26, 2010 at 5:24 am

    We’re a people – a community of friends – who should take every day and not only “Earth Day” to remind one another of the reliance on our beautiful Mother Earth. And we should watch out and stop abusing her before she completely turn into a fickle hot headed mistress…..Countless and selfless gifts that mother earth has granted us should never be forgotten…Lets respect her and Save Ourselves before it gets too late…And Mother Earth i think, can take care of herself.

  4. Valerine

    April 26, 2010 at 6:27 am

    Thanks Ava

    Hey Benson love the way you have put across your thoughts…..:) We shall indeed respect our mother earth for the beautiful things she has bestowed on us 🙂

  5. Alonso

    April 27, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    We must take care of mother Earth because she has nurture us from the beginning. Use recycled materials don’t dump rubbers and plastic in drains or over cliffs or in the sea or at the beaches. There is so many things we can do as individuals to make this planet better. Great post Valerie I agree whole heartedly. Green On 🙂

  6. Valerine

    April 28, 2010 at 5:46 am

    Hey Alonso thanks 🙂


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