Keeping environment clean | By Jubel D’Cruz

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Keeping environment clean

THE environment is a place where humans as well as animals and plants live. Keeping it clean is our responsibility.

It is necessary to keep our environment clean because we get to breathe fresh air. An unclean environment leads to a bad condition of a society, arrival of diseases, and many more.

Cleaning the environment is the key to existence and survival of life on planet earth. Maintaining a clean environment reduces pollution, preserves our biosphere, protects endangered species, and also helps preserve the earth’s natural resources.

The history of life on earth has been a history of interaction between living things and their surroundings. To a large extent, the physical form and the habits of the earth’s vegetation and its animal life have been moulded by the environment.

Considering the whole span of earthly time, the opposite effect, in which life actually modifies its surroundings, has been relatively slight.

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species — man — acquired significant power to alter the nature of his world.

With the ever increasing use of technology and industries flourishing, the amount of pollution in our environment is increasing at a rapid pace day to day. Keeping our environment clean is a very important part of our lives.

It is important to focus on this as we have to make sure that the environment is preserved for future generations. Water pollution and littering are considered to be two of the main causes of the environment being dirty.

Most of the time, people litter the footpaths and the roads, instead of throwing their waste into dustbins.

This is how the litter accumulates and transforms into huge garbage. If this garbage is not cleaned, it stinks and welcomes the diseases and then people are affected by it. Thus, if we don’t keep our environment clean, there would be many consequences or problems which will be faced by the society and the people that live in that environment.

Here are some ways in which we can keep our environment clean: Don’t litter: Please don’t litter in your society compounds and on the roads.

Set a good example. Use dustbins. It will help you keep the society clean. If the society is plagued by litter, then talk about it with your society members and other authorities in order to organise an awareness camp.

Plant trees: Plant trees in your society compound. Trees help in controlling the pollution at least a little bit. Having lots of trees planted in your society compound will help you breathe fresh air daily.

Be eco-friendly: Restore water, use eco-friendly things, do not dump electronic gadgets, etc. Be eco-friendly by using a bicycle instead of cars that makes a lot of noise and increases pollution. Recycle plastic materials: Don’t just throw away the plastic bottles or plates that you have used, but instead use them and recycle them for the betterment of the environment.

Plastic takes years to decompose and is hazardous to the environment. “The environment is no one’s property to destroy; it’s everyone’s responsibility to protect.” — Mohith Agadi (Author and Journalist).

—The writer is contributing columnist, based in Mumbai, India

 

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