People pledge to turn homes green or “eco-friendly”.
53,014 families took pledge to turn their home into a ‘harit ghar’.
New Delhi, June 15, 2020: Following an appeal made by Paryavaran Sanskaran Gatividhi, a voluntary initiative of like-minded professionals and environment activists, over 50,000 families have pledged to turn their homes and living hutments “eco-friendly”.
These took the pledge to turn their homes into ‘Harit Ghar’ by registering on the organization website: https://paryavaransanrakshan.org/.
Having pledged to turn their homes green or eco-friendly on the eve of international environment day, these families will follow five simple principles or panch sutras over next few months to reduce pressure on natural resources and minimize environmental disruption.
About 46,169 individuals spread across 28 states have also registered themselves as ‘environment torch bearers’ or eco- torchbearers. Volunteers seeking to save unhindered environment destruction under aegis of Paryavaran Sanrakshan Gatividhi (PSG) may rise to 75,000 in next few months.
Families that have pledged to turn their homes ‘harit ghar’ will address issues like water, waste, energy, kitchen garden and taking care of birds /animals.
Saving water, energy, turning homes and dwellings into zero waste units by developing kitchen gardens or feeding water for birds and animals will be done by these families.
Adopting rainwater harvesting, re-use of gray-water, use of aerators in taps, fixing water leakages are simple ways that would be adopted in Green Homes by these families to conserve water.
These families will invariably also segregate waste into dry, wet, medical waste and disperse them accordingly. This simple habit will help deal with everyday domestic waste in a big way.
As per Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, every day over 1.5 lakh metric tonnes waste is produced each day.
Using kitchen waste for compost, selling reusable / recyclable waste has been pushed by PSG as a concept to reduce waste dumps and related pollution.
Installing solar water heaters, solar panels, LED bulbs, developing kitchen garden, installing bird and animal feeders, building bird houses will be done by families that have pledged to turn their living spaces into ‘Green Homes’ or ‘Harit Ghar’.
“Green Homes’ making would get us closer to nature. We should always remember that we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children”, said Rakesh Jain, co-convenor of PSG
“Five simple measures taken by over 50,000 families will turn their homes into energy efficient and eco-friendly units. To that extent, pressure natural resources would be limited and the stress on our environment is lessened” Jain added.
If these green measures are adopted by every house in our country, we can leave a greener planet for our future generations” Rakesh Jain stated.
Paryavaran Sanrakshan Gatividhi is a nationwide voluntary organization with a mission to take up the new initiatives in the field of environment protection and conservation.
It has enrolled members across 506 districts in the country. PSG will take up activities along with partner organizations and society at large in the field of environment protection and conservation.
Three key areas that PSG works on include water conservation, water management, planting trees and eliminating use of plastic and other non-biodegradable materials.
About PARYAVARAN SANRAKSHAN: PARYAVARAN SANRAKSHAN is the Gatividhi by Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh, to take up the new initiatives in the field on environment protection and conservation. It has members from 44 States and 506 districts in India. The aim of PARYAVARAN SANRAKSHAN is to take up various activities along with the society in the field of environment protection and conservation through initiatives in three key areas- water conservation and water management, planting trees and eliminating the use of plastic and other non-biodegradable materials. For more information, please visit: https://paryavaransanrakshan.org/
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