Earth Day is an annual event created to celebrate the planet’s environment and raise public awareness about pollution.
There are two simple ways to celebrate Earth Day to make the world a little better,
- Promote understanding of important environmental issues so that more people are aware of the critical actions we need to take to protect our environment.
- Commit yourself to service on or around Earth Day — plant some trees, clean up a stream or help your local community garden.
Earth Day is the first holy day which transcends all national borders, yet preserves all geographical integrities, crosses all mountains, oceans, time belts, and yet brings people all over the world to the preservation of Nature.
By using the Vernal Equinox, the time when the Sun crosses the equator making the length of night and day equal in all parts of the Earth. EARTH DAY attaches no local or divisive set of symbols but a flag which shows the Earth, as seen from space.
“A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.”
—John James Audubon
Due to our dependence on fossil fuel we have been polluting our atmosphere with more and more pollutants as combustion of fossil fuel leads to release of Climate changing gases like CO2 and particulate matter that is leading to:
Air pollution includes greenhouse gases. One of these is carbon dioxide, a common part of the exhaust from cars and trucks. Greenhouse gases cause global warmingby trapping heat from the Sun in the Earth’s atmosphere.
In NASA’s study: Cars, buses, and trucks release pollutants and greenhouse gases that promote warming, motor vehicles emerged as the greatest net contributor to atmospheric warming now and in the near term.
Rise in Cancer and other diseases
When you think of risk factors for lung cancer, Most of us think about the risk associated with smoking cigarettes, but air pollution can also cause lung cancer.
According to World Health Organisation’s cancer agency –“The air we breathe is laced with cancer-causing substances and is being officially classified as carcinogenic to humans”, Exposure to air pollution at a young age, these studies showed, can lead to an array of long-lasting health problems, including asthma, autism, polluted air can also trigger asthma attacks.
Extinction of Species
Thousands of species go extinct yearly due to rising level of toxicity in the air and their inability to adapt to these rapidly rising changes in their habitat caused by air pollution, thousands of species frogs have gone extinct due to the rise in the toxicity in the air and their respiratory system can’t adapt to it.
We all can do our part and start by reducing our individual carbon footprints.
There are multiple ways in which one can improve the environment, the easiest and most efficient would be to start carpooling to work. As many employees in metropolitan cities prefer to drive their cars to work, leading to increased pollution and traffic on the roads.
But when they start carpooling the number of cars on the road go down and so does the pollution created by every individual car.
It’s all about making a difference one car at a time.
Start using Eco-friendly products, plant more trees and the time tested process of Reduce Reuse Recycle can help in reducing ones carbon footprint drastically.