WorldEnvironmentDay: Celebs on how to keep the environment clean and pollution-free

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If Mother Nature and our environment are in good shape, then human civilization, even the flora and fauna will be healthy. World Environment Day observed on June 5 worldwide creates awareness around the cause. It also highlights our responsibilities towards protecting our environment. Celebrities talk about how one can keep the environment clean and pollution-free and what they have been doing on a regular basis for the same. Read on:

Somy Ali
Recycle! Recycle! and Recycle! Educate your friends in a non condescending manner to care about our environment before it is completely destroyed. Which is the direction it’s heading in if all of us globally don’t step up and make some radical changes. Something as small as separating glass from plastic or using LED bulbs. It’s not rocket science really. Small changes add up to saving our planet. All of the above actually. I drive a hybrid car and never have the water running while brushing my teeth. I am majorly into gardening and have a balcony filled with plants as well as with indoor plants. I recycle and in my spare time I team up with friends and we go clean up the beaches around our neighborhoods to get rid of the litter. We then recycle it and encourage bystanders to join us. It takes a village and education. We can all do our part and make our environment better for generations to come.

Sudhanshu Pandey
Well, to keep our environment clean and pollution free we have to always make efforts as individuals like yourself or individuals from family may be your kids, parents, wife, brother, sister, whoever, everybody needs to be conscious of the fact that we all need to personally make efforts to keep our environment clean. We must ensure that when we put our garbage outside our house, we put wet and dry garbage separately. Whenever we get a chance we must plant trees. Even if you plant one tree that is your contribution towards the environment and other than this we make a constant effort to minimise the consumption of electricity. In spite of the fact that my house is pretty large in size and there’s a lot of consumption that is required, we try to minimize the consumption. We switch on lights and fans only when it is required. Also as far as water usage is concerned, we make sure while we are taking shower, we switch on the showers when we really require it and not keep it open the whole time. Same rule applies when we are washing our hands or brushing our teeth. These little contributions make a lot of difference.

Sagar Parekh
I have brought my usage of plastic to a minimum and now I have started using brass and copper bottles wherever I go, including shoots. I believe they are one of the easiest, durable and are environmentally-friendly alternatives one can turn to in order to help preserve the environment. The basic things like switching off lights and not wasting even a single drop of water have become my daily habits now. I have understood that until and unless we don’t make them our daily habits we won’t be able to do our bit for the environment. It takes time, but once it happens it is oddly satisfying. I don’t use the AC often but when I do I keep it at a lower temperature. It’s a habit I have developed. While I am doing my bit to preserve nature’s resources, I believe it is imperative for each individual to also contribute to making this planet a better, safer and healthier place for each living being to exist.

Arun Mandola
I do not throw garbage on the road or outside. I feel every citizen in India does not throw garbage outside then 80% our problem will be solved. Water wastage is severely prohibited in my home, even the remaining waste water from RO used. Saving water is a must. We are anyway looking at a severe water crisis, so if we don’t mend our ways now, we are in grave danger.

Samyukta Singh
Mother Nature has given us so much beauty, purity and positivity. It’s sad how we have been abusing these gifts. I like to think of myself as nature’s child. I call myself that always because I feel most alive when I’m in the bare arms of the beauty and serenity of nature that God has given us for free. I try my best not to waste water. During Covid the only 2 things I did was plant saplings and cook. I learned how different seeds need to be nurtured and watered. I have a cute little garden now on my balcony and every day when I need positivity I go there and just breathe. We make it a point to make sure our garbage is hygienically disposed of at home and even from my restaurant every day. I have climbed mountains and glaciers all along and trust me there is nothing that fills my heart with so much joy like nature does. I do my best to preserve what I have and value it.

Ashoka Thackur
We try to minimize the consumption of electricity. We switch on fans and lights only when it is required. My balcony is now covered with lovely little plants, beautiful flowers. Also usage of water is controlled. We make sure we are not wasting it, because water is very precious for all of us. I know the value of water since I come from Rajasthan.

Sunidee Chauhan
We don’t throw garbage on the roads, cut trees, get our car’s PUC checked all the time and have been planting more trees. Spitting on the road should be prohibited. We also save energy by avoiding unnecessary usage of electricity and water. We have also limited the use of plastic and plastic products, reduced usage of chemicals and pesticides, and have also been recycling waste products. I do save energy by switching off the lights when it’s not required, avoiding unnecessary wastage of water. Everyday garbage is dumped in a proper place. My car’s PUC is checked all the time.

Balraj Syal
In Mumbai we cannot plant trees because it’s a concrete jungle, there is no place but whenever it’s possible in my hometown I try to plant trees there. And I make sure that we do not waste water and save it because every drop is precious. Also, we switch off the lights at our place if it is not required. So I make sure we minimize the consumption of electricity. I always drive petrol cars because I think diesel cars spread more pollution. I also make sure PUC is checked. We should reduce the consumption of AC because it produces heat and is not good for us or the environment.

Chitra Vakil Sharma
As a citizen, you can play the right role to control maximum pollution by following a few easy steps that start from your home. A few practical ways could be reducing the use of electricity, the usage of chemicals and pesticides, recycling the waste products, stop burning wood, consuming locally grown food, not waste water etc. It is necessary to dispose of bad household chemicals and pesticides that directly pollute the green climate. Instead you can make your own homemade solutions for cleaning purposes. There are many ‘green’ cleaning items accessible in the market that are harmless to the ecosystem.

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