Staying close to nature

  • Staying close to nature

    Summary: Even though it's something like feeding a stray dog on the road or obeying traffic rules, doing your bit every day is important," says actress Samyukta Hornad. Underground water resources are dwindling, and the city is getting choked with vehicular traffic and hazardous air quality. But having said that, a close look at our own day-to-day activities would indicate that as individual we are still doing very little to protect the environment and foster a bond with Mother Nature. Groundwater depletion and rising pollution levels mean that water crisis is not only affecting humanity but also plants and animals. What we urgently need are three more Lalbagh Botanical Gardens in different parts of the city.

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    A slew of outdoor events, panel discussions and awareness campaigns mark Earth Day every year. While as urban citizens, we are aware of various ways to conserve the green cover and the necessity to ensure that we are surrounded by congenial habitats to protect the flora and fauna amid concrete settings. But having said that, a close look at our own day-to-day activities would indicate that as individual we are still doing very little to protect the environment and foster a bond with Mother Nature.

    High-level planning and government policies may not render the desired outcome if we shy away from doing our bit and just depend on the authorities to bring about the change. This Earth Day, let's talk about various methods to go green...Summers can be the best time to have a rerun of the age-old cooling methods that can make our urban setup a better place to live in. Pot-in-pot fridge, clay coolers, herbal hacks and congenial architectural techniques could be the best solution to overheated spaces.It's has become the need of the hour that we acknowledge and understand the extent of damage that trash from homes and commercial establishments can cause to the environment.

    Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/staying-close-to-nature/articleshow/58300065.cms


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