Does the alarming rate of global warming bother us? Are we trying to protect Mother Nature from the fury of this global warming? If yes, then how? Environmental education was made a compulsory subject in the curriculum because of the increasing concern towards the practicality of this subject matter. Schools in India are trying to organize field trips for children, so that they understand the importance and try to reverse the harm that has already been done to Nature.

April 22nd is celebrated as World Earth Day. Several environmentalists and students and other environmental activists who have been fighting to save the nature from the cruelty of mankind are of the view to involve as many people as possible in order to spread the message of conservation of resources on Earth and to spread prosperity and well-being. On this day there are several events organized, which serve as an attempt to untie the communities together, especially children to build a better place to live in.

dsc_13Every school is taking an effort to inculcate in its students eco-friendly etiquettes’ because initiatives taken at the base level will sow efforts at the top level. Environmental lessons are being incorporated into the study curriculum to make the child aware of the several biodiversity related harm that is occurring because of the developmental changes that are happening in the name of revolution.

Kids are being encouraged to plant trees in their suburbs and houses and schools, to reduce pollution, use of plastic bags are being forbidden to be used, deforestation of nearby parks and ecology terrain is being discouraged by student protests, construction of huge dams and watershed projects which are posing serious threat to life and property of the indigenous people and their co-habitants are issues that are being voiced for. Rallies and protest marches are being held by young students to raise matters of grave concern related to nature.

Kids are considered to be the future of tomorrows World; by educating them about these things we should try to make an attempt at saving whatever resources that is left with us. Development and progress are essential aspects of every society, but in lieu of receiving momentary benefits for oneself today, we cannot blatantly ignore the great injustice we are doing to the giver of life and also by putting our successive generations into the pit of deforestation and unforeseen natural calamities that would be taking place with the recent developmental activities that are on the rise to destroy the natural habitat around us.


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