What do you mean by being wise and not wasteful?
How can we be wise and not wasteful?
We all know the consequences of the anthropogenic activities on the nature. I am also aware of all different types of environmental issues that we are facing severely today.
Last year, I visited an International Conference on Environmental Challenges and Sustainability at Ranchi, Jharkhand, India were renowned professors were invited from esteemed universities across the country for their keynotes, lectures and scientific talks. So, I wanted to share my views.
Every now and then we hear about conferences on environment occurring here and there. We also hear, read and watch news on environmental summits occurring across the world. Why, because Man has destructed nature to an extent that now he needs to fix everything.
What do people do in such conferences? People come, have big talks, raise issues related to environment, formulate methods to solve or minimize the problem, etc and when they go home they forget everything. None of us have the commitment to change anything. We just listen, talk, read and forget.
What is the outcome of such seminars, workshops and conferences that take place around the globe? Do they reach the common masses? Do they really contribute towards any improvement of the society?
Nothing happens. People talking about environment, nature, earth, etc, just talk and walk away. Very few have the guts to do something and take stands by themselves for solving the problems/issues.
Do you really think, we need a Prime Minister for “Swachhata Aviyan” or “Swachha Bharat Aviyaan“?? Don’t we know that we should keep our house and surroundings clean??
Do you really think, we need laws to make us understand the importance of environment??
Do you really think, we need government officials or a government to teach us how to clean our surroundings??
Why are we so ignorant when it comes to the environment? Why? Where is the problem??
The problem is in our habits, in our way of thinking, in our determination. Knowledge is a waste if it is not applied practically.
All of us know how we can keep our surroundings clean. All of us know, how we can contribute towards betterment of our environment. The day we really start worshiping our mother Earth, the problem will be solved. If we start taking care of our surroundings as we take care of our homes, this world will be a better place to live.
This post is a reminder to me and to the readers that every little bit of changes in our habits can have a large impact on the environment. Little positive changes daily can bring great changes in the environment.
God created nature and then he created Man to protect nature, not to destroy nature. Man is just a part of nature like other animals and he should respect the nature and the mother Earth.
REMEMBER: Man needs nature for his survival. Nature does not need man for its existence.
So be wise and not wasteful.
Dr. Namrata pandey