Earth Day: TV actors dole out tips to save mother nature
As they observe Earth day on April 22, our telly actors share everything they are doing to save the environment. Kajol Srivastava: I have planted small plants at my place and made sure to place two dustbins – one for wet waste and one for dry waste. Since I drive myself, I make sure that I never throw any waste wrapper outside on the road, I have a small dustbin for my car, which I use. Air pollution is increasing too much and although I cannot make a big difference, I make sure to do small things. I ensure that I have greenery around my house have planted small plants in my balcony.
Sheeba: I have been pretty much a crusader for all these things since my boys were born. I always have a cracker free Diwali, I save water in Holi, I don’t throw garbage on roads and conserve power by turning off the lights.
Akashdeep Sabir: This is such a huge issue that is ignored. The banning of plastics has been a cry for decades now. Somehow it happens like it has now, and then fades away. I’m a strong advocate for preserving mother nature. In fact, I’ve ensured that my entire building is solarised. We don’t use electricity and are conserving power. We are careful about water wastage. Segregation of wet and dry garbage has also been introduced by. I am not the only one who follows this, the other 144 flats in my area do as well. I’m the secretary of the resident’s association, so I could pull it off. A lot of my friends like Dr. Anjali Chabbria and Devraj Sanyal clean the beaches regularly.
Shivani Gosain: I do my best to not throw garbage on roads and request others too to follow the same. My mother started separating wet and dry garbage long back and I followed her. My mother used to encourage me and my sister to plant our own vegetables, flowers in our summer holidays and we used to take complete care of plants. Also, the society where I’m residing currently has a garden and they really take good care of plants/trees and cleanliness.
Nirbhay Wadhwa: Our earth is the most beautiful planet in our solar system that has life. Man had a good relationship with earth but our modern lifestyle has changed it. Man has been using and misusing natural resources. We have polluted air, pesticides in food, polluted water. Plants are the base of the food chain and the source of energy of almost all life on earth. We must save plants and forests, because they save us and save our wildlife we well. It is important to make students and citizens aware of the importance of saving the environment, and the many things that we can do to protect it.
Ruhi Chaturvedi: I never ever throw stuff on the road and if I see anyone throwing it, I make it a point to ask them to pick it up and throw it in the dustbin. I have stopped using plastic and have made it a point also at home that my family uses less plastic. We need to take high measures to save plants. Otherwise, we are killing them with own hands.
Sachin Yadav: The environment today is very polluted and a lot of changes are happening every day. Too much of global warming is taking place and glaciers are melting. These are absolutely not good signs for the society. We should all contribute to protect it. I do one thing very consciously, I never throw anything on the roads and I don’t let people around me do that as well. Yes, I encourage planting trees as much as we can. We should use our resources, like water very carefully. Otherwise, our tomorrow can be very scary.