Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Our planet and world is one. All nations are just components of it. Often environment problems that have a local impact need to also have global implications to qualify for international concern. Glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, cloud forests are drying, and wildlife is scrambling to keep pace. It's becoming clear that humans have caused most of the past century's warming by releasing heat-trapping gases as we power our modern lives. The level of these heat trapping gases, also known as greenhouse gases (GHG), are increasing day by day with the constant burning of fossil fuels and other GHG emissions—humans are enhancing the greenhouse effect and warming the Earth.

Scientists often use the term "climate change" instead of global warming. This is because as the Earth's average temperature rises, winds and ocean currents move heat around the globe that affects the earth’s climate in different ways; it cools some areas, warms others, and changes the amount of rain and snow fall. Although social and economic development is essentially a national issue, its advancement can be a global concern. Furthermore, environmental disasters are not local in their consequences, such as the sulphur emissions from the American steel mills come down in the form of acid rains destroying the Canadian forests, while the toxic industrial effluents discharged into the river Rhine by the chemical units in Switzerland poison the drinking water in Holland; the radioactive waste in the Ukraine contaminates the vegetables in Sweden; power stations in England and Germany pollute the lakes and trees in Norway; tree felling in Nepal leads to flooding in Bangladesh; the Chernobyl blast made the milk of the cows in Scotland undrinkable; and the CFC emissions in the north cause skin cancer in the southern hemisphere.

You represent millions of people around the world who are committed to protecting the global environment—our air, water, soil, plants, animals, ecosystems, and climate. Green Yatra is motivated and united by beliefs of protecting the environment for ourselves and for future generations.

The Green Yatra movement is deeply concerned with the growing problem of cli­mate change. Each and every individual can contribute to the “Green Yatra” initiative in a number of small and big ways. Listed below are some methods by which we all can follow without any difficulty:

§  Plant trees
§  Gift plants instead of flowers
§  Use Public Transport/ carpool/ Alternate fuel
§  Always carry a re-usable carry bag
§  Use energy saving equipment
§  If possible, use laptops instead of desktop.
§  Consider using solar energy for lighting, heating, etc.
§  Conserve water – attend to leaking water taps, water plants late evening or early morning, use low flow shower heads, etc.
§  Take print-outs only when necessary.
§  Try to pay bills etc. on-line.

    for more notes, keep visiting our website www.greenyatra.org

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