SWC Regd. No : 19843

World Environment Day : Beat Air Pollution
Source : Google.com

Source : Google.com

5th   June 2019 ,  Pramit  Kumar  Sah

World Environment Day is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action and takes place every 5 June.

World Environment Day or WED is celebrated on the 5th June of every year to improve awareness about the importance of protecting our environment. World Environment Day was first observed in 1974 as a flagship campaign to raise awareness on emerging environmental issues from human overpopulation, marine population, and global warming. World Environment has grown to become a platform at world level for public outreach with the participation from nearly 143 countries annually. Every year, World Environment Day is marked with a new theme which addresses the significant corporations, communities, NGOs, celebrities, and governments to advocate environmental causes. The celebration of World Environment 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.

The theme for World Environment Day 2018, hosted by India, was “Beat Plastic Pollution”, which was a call to action for all of us to come together to combat one of the great environmental challenges of our time. The theme invited 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.

World Environment Day 2019 is hosted by China, with a theme of “   Air Pollution“. We can’t stop breathing, but we can do something about the quality of air that we breathe.

Approximately 7 million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution, with about 4 million of these deaths occurring in Asia-Pacific. World Environment Day 2019 will urge governments, industry, communities, and individuals to come together to explore renewable energy and green technologies, and improve air quality in cities and regions across the world.

Our environment is getting deteriorated because of several reasons such as global warming, deforestation and rise in various kinds of pollution. Environment Protection has become a cause of concern. Environment Protection is essential for the survival of human beings as well as other living beings. It is our duty to do whatever we can to protect our environment to ensure healthy living.

 

 

Air Pollution facts:

  • 92 per cent of people worldwide do not breathe clean air
  • Air pollution costs the global economy $5 trillion every year in welfare costs
  • Ground-level ozone pollution is expected to reduce staple crop yields by 26 per cent by 2030

According to the World Health Organization, nine out of 10 people worldwide breathe air containing a high level of pollutants, and one of every 9 global deaths can be attributed to exposure to air pollution, totalling over 7 million premature deaths a year.

According to the World Health Organization, nine out of 10 people worldwide breathe air containing a high level of pollutants, and one of every 9 global deaths can be attributed to exposure to air pollution, totalling over 7 million premature deaths a year.

Preventive measures of air  pollution :

  1. Plant trees/cultivate garden to curb polluted air and release more oxygen.
  2. Switch off electricity-based equipments when not in use: lights, fans, machines, etc.
  3. Make high use of natural energy than electric energy: dry the clothes naturally.
  4. Use recyclable products, wherever possible.
  5. Avoid plastic bags and use paper bags.
  6. Avoid wastage of paper and use both the sides.
  7. Restrict usage of hazardous chemicals.
  8. Don’t overuse heaters and air conditioners.
  9. Use public transport to reduce noise, air and light pollution.
  10. Protect Mother Earth by not spilling oil, garbage, sewage water, etc at undesirable places.
  11. Stop burning of crackers during marriages, diwali, etc.
  12. Don’t dispose off eatables, packaging in oceans, rivers, etc.

Reference   :

  1. https://dailysmscollection.org/world-environment-day
  2. https://www.indiacelebrating.com/article/article-on-pollution
  3. http://greeningtheblue.org/event/world-environment-day
  4. https://zeenews.india.com/air-pollution-can-lead-to-birth-defects-2207679.html
  5. https://www.worldenvironmentday.global