This 17 years old environmentalist also known as “Green Machine” is “leaving her mark (not footprints)” on this earth by her splendid actions.

How one girl is changing the thinking of millions!
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“We reap, what we sow” is an old proverb and the credit goes to the parents of a daughter, who is making India proud while staying abroad by leaving her marks (not footprints) on this earth through her passionate green actions.

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This is an inspiring story of a 17 years old girl, Arushi Madan who has became a saviour of the environment at such a young age and is making a huge difference from her actions for more than 6 years.

She has made India proud by winning many laurels at national and international levels. Due to her passion for the environment she had been given the title of “Green Machine.” Many leading newspapers and magazines in UAE have featured her story calling her as ‘Green Machine’, ‘Inspirational Teen’, ‘Green Star of UAE’, ‘Green Champ’ etc. 

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Arushi WED UN registeration of activity image Arushi in action

She inspire others by organizing:

  • positive environmental campaigns,
  • awareness…

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Home: A beautiful documentary presenting the was, is and what could be there at our home, The Earth”. Here’s why we need to think and take actions right now. Go watch it.

The Evolution, the growth and the threats we humans have created to our loving home, our Earth, during the last 50 years. The story tells you all. Every how’s and why’s are answered beautifully for all your questions. Go watch it.

Our home, is in danger, the average temperature of the last 15 years have been the highest ever recorded. The lives of every species is under threat. Climate change being the highest one.

By 2050, 25% of the world’s species could be under threat of extinction if we do not take actions right now. There may be atleast 200 million climate refugees by 2050. We together can take actions to preserve the depleting natural resources, to conserve the energy sources, to restore and  maintain the balance the nature has provided us and save the various species from the threats of extinction. The cost of our actions is high and the others pay it without actively having being involved.

The world’s magic is right in front of our eyes, but we are losing the pristine environment in our race towards modernization. We have created phenomenon that we cannot control. Since our origins, water, air and forms of life are interlinked and we have broken these links by our human behaviour. We have shaped the earth in our own image. These facts remind us to be more cautious and take actions immediately:

  • 5000 people a day die because of dirty drinking water,
  • 1 billion people have no access to safe drinking water,
  • Nearly 1 billion people are going hungry every day,
  • Over 50% of the grain traded around the world is used for animal feed or biofuels,
  • 40% of the arable land has suffered long term damage,
  • Every year 13 millions hectares of forest disappears,
  • One mammal in 4, one bird in 8, one amphibian in 3 are threatened with extinction,
  • Species are dying out at a rhythm of 1000 times faster than the natural rate,
  • Three quarters of fishing grounds are exhausted, depleted and are in dangerous decline,
  • The ice-cap is 40% thinner than 40 years ago,

The list is not exhaustive and it tells why taking even a smallest action requires careful analysis of it’s repercussions on our environment.

Harmony between humans and nature can become the rule no longer the exception. Listen to the last paragraphs of this film twice carefully how humanity has set many examples. Let’s be responsible and you will get to know how we can transform together for a better world.

It’s true that when it comes to one individual, it seems that what effect it can make to the universe with a little carelessness like switching off an unused electric point, fixing a leakage or turning the tap off, or reducing the sound pollution when we are in a party mood. A minute is one needed to waste the food but it requires a period of 3 to 4 months to produce a grain.

This documentary will atleast give you a wide knowledge how everything is linked and interconnected on this earth and how everything can be restored while linking ourselves to the sun. We have to learn how to cultivate the sun. In one hour the sun can provide the same energy, which can be consumed by the whole humanity for one year. We have to stop chewing the Earth and start looking at the sky.

Let’s make our earth a beautiful place to live in together.

Go eco-friendly with the World’s first Tree Ganesha this year and onwards.

Sculptor Dattadri Kothur created something very unique and innovative – the world’s first Tree Ganesha.

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Tree Ganesha or ‘The Lord of Nature’ is Bappa’s new avatar to save the world from the perils of pollution. The idol of ‘Tree Ganesha’ is made of natural elements like red soil, organic fertilizer and seeds, which is why after immersion He will rise in the form of a plant. With your support and prayers this plant will grow in to a tree and spread the wisdom of eco-friendly celebration amongst every one.

Visit Tree Ganesha’s website here and have a view on it’s making:

 

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tree ganesha idol

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tree ganesha idol

We Congratulate and commend Dattadri’s imaginative thinking and wish him good-luck for his future endeavors to save humanity.

 

World’s first mangrove museum opens in Sri Lanka

World Mangrove Day has been celebrated in style in Sri Lanka with the opening of the world’s first mangrove museum in Pabbala, Chilaw last week. Like coral reefs, mangrove forests are extremely productive ecosystems that provide numerous good and services both to the marine environment and people.

The launch took place on the first anniversary of a national project aimed at protecting the nation’s mangrove forests, which are seen as a vital resource for mitigating the effects of climate change.  According to the organisation Seacology, which pioneered the Sri Lanka Mangrove Conservation Project, mangrove forests can sequester up to five times more carbon than any other kind of forest, as well as providing an essential nursery habitat for many of the fish species that Sri Lankan fishermen depend on.

Sri Lanka opens a Mangrove museum.

What are Mangroves? – Mangroves are shrubs or small trees that grow in coastal saline or brackish water. The term is also used for tropical coastal vegetation consisting of such species.

Mangrove forests also have the ability to absorb up to 90% of the energy from ordinary ocean waves and thus protect us from any disasters.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said mangrove forests are important in the fight against climate change due to mangroves’ ability to absorb carbon.

The new mangrove museum will be used as an educational tool for Sri Lankan school children, with 20,000 pupils estimated to visit in its first year. The hope is that valuing Sri Lanka’s mangrove forests will become hard-wired into the culture of the next generation of Sri Lankans to help preserve the country’s coastal forests for posterity.

Warka Water can be a possible solution in arid lands. Here’s the story.

Warka Water Based on the concept of “Every drop counts” Warka Water designed by the architect Arturo Vittori is eliminating people’s thirst in arid lands, where people are forced to consume unhygienic water for their daily consumption.

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Air always contains a certain amount of water, irrespective of local ambient temperatures and humidity conditions. This makes it possible to produce water from air almost anywhere in the world. Locations with high rates of aerosol and humidity are best to install Warka Water.

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Warka Water is a vertical structure designed to harvest potable water from the atmosphere (it collects rain, harvests fog and dew). A sphere shaped structure can collect up to 100 liters of water per day out of thin air. The objective is to give to the community up to 100 L (26.4 gal) of drinking water every day.

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Here’s the story and concept behind Warka Water:

The Warka Water is made of bamboo and banana fiber twine only. The architect Arturo Vittori designed the Warka Water to convert fog and dew into potable water. The project doesn’t require any electricity or mechanical power. The concept is based on gravity, evaporation and condensation. One Warka water costs around 1000$ and can be easily assembles in a day without the use of any power tools. Around the world 1.1 billion people don’t have access to safe and clean water. 37% of those people live in Sub-Saharan Africa. The invention could help eliminate the world’s thrist need.

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Warka Water is an alternative water source to rural population that faces challenges in accessing drinkable water. It’s a tool that can provide clean water in selected areas, particularly in mountainous regions where conventional pipelines will never reach and where water is not available from wells.

WW not only provides a fundamental resource for life – water – but also creates a social place for the community, where people can gather under the shade of its canopy for education and public meetings.

Here’s Arturo speaking about his project at Ted- X, Bangalore:

The name of the project ‘Warka’ comes from the Warka Tree, which is a giant wild fig tree native to Ethiopia. It constitutes a very important part of the local culture and ecosystem by providing its fruit and a gathering place for the community

Every effort counts and every individual can contribute with just few simple acts…Let’s think and Act

Few pictures around the world compelling us to think and take action about climate change.

Originally Published: here

15 February 2016: A massive iceberg floats in the Southern Ocean, off Antarctica.

Antarctica might be the highest, driest, windiest and coldest continent, but everything has its limits. In spite of its tough exterior, even Antarctica is reeling under the impacts of climate change.

8 February 2016: The beauty of the Himalayas is yet another reason why we need climate action now.

The Himalayas are home to an amazing diversity of life, including 163 globally threatened species. In addition, they also serve as a vital source of freshwater for millions of people, its resources helping sustain lives and livelihoods through the year.

However, majestic as they may be, the Himalayas are still vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, melting at a rate faster than ever before and threatening wildlife and the lives of millions of people that depend on it. To add on, the changing pattern of rainfall is another cause for concern, as it creates more challenges for locals in the form of food security. Yet another factor that exacerbates the current situation is the growing need for food, shelter and industries, which is exerting tremendous pressure on nature.

To conserve the beauty of the Himalayas and help safeguard the millions of species and people dependent on it, WWF has been working across the region to protect its forests, landscapes, ecosystems and more.

1 February 2016: The secret to happiness.

With a view like that, it is perhaps no surprise to find Costa Rica does so well on the Happy Planet Index :). Add to that, the wonderful news that the country is also close to becoming the first 100% renewable energy-powered country in Latin America and we can’t help but feel quite happy and excited ourselves!

Given the vital role that our forests play in mitigating climate change, that’s definitely an achievement to be proud of.

25 January 2016: Despite the view of Egypt’s thundery clouds, the problem of water scarcity looms over the country.

Heavy clouds engulf the skies of Egypt on a Saturday afternoon, forming a magical view befitting the country home to the Nile River. However, the truth is that although the country is often called the ‘gift of the Nile’, the country could face a serious water crisis in coming years due to growing water scarcity. In fact, the UN says the country will face ‘absolute water scarcity by 2025’.

18 January 2016: Heavy clouds of smoke shroud a forest in Liberia due to slash-and-burn practices.

Our forests are being lost at an alarming rate due to slash-and-burn practices (pictured above), illegal logging and more. In fact, in the past 50 years alone, we have lost about half of the world’s original forest cover, mostly due to unsustainable use of its resources.

Commonly known as the ‘lungs of the Earth’, some of the reasons forests are so important is because they are a source of livelihood for several communities, they provide habitats to diverse flora and fauna, and keep global warming in check by absorbing carbon dioxide during photosynthesis – & that’s just to name a few!

11 January 2016: The sun is rising on renewables.

According to the REN21 Renewables 2015 Global Status Report, 2015 saw an unprecedented growth of renewable energy power, which accounted for 60% of net additions to the world’s power capacity. In addition, the rapid growth of renewable power and increased energy efficiency measures in several large countries enabled the world’s economy to grow without a parallel rise in CO2 emissions – the FIRST time in four decades!

21 December 2015: It’s up to us to turn the tide on climate change. 

The view of these coral reefs along the coast of Kabira Bay in Ishigaki Island, Japan, underscores the natural beauty of our environment and its ability to nurture life on this planet. Coral reefs are extremely important for biodiversity, and provides homes to over 25% of all marine life. In addition to that, they are also vital to people and businesses, supporting livelihoods of up to 500 million people across the world.

But as climate change continues to affect the environment and humankind, the world’s coral reefs are being bleached to death, which is occurring due to global warming and rising temperatures in our oceans.

14 December 2015: Love that morning cup of coffee? That’s another reason for you to join us in changing climate change!

In Guatemala, a coffee producer picks dead branches off an aging coffee plant, which has become infested with coffee leaf rust disease, attributed to warmer temperatures and climate change.

As climate change continues to impact our planet and its people, consumers will soon start to feel the burn as well – not just in the climate, but also in their supermarkets where the availability and/or cost of agricultural commodities will be affected. These commodities include coffee beans, believed to be one of the world’s favouritebeverages, and even bananas, oranges and hazelnuts.

In fact, by the middle of this century, half of the world’s current coffee cultivation areas could become unusable due to climate change, and increasing water scarcity over the past decade has already led to drastic crop losses in countries like Vietnam and Brazil, where coffee production is an important economic activity.

7 December 2015: As climate change and weather events intensify, human health will be put at risk. 

As temperatures and sea-levels continue to rise, changes in rainfall and runoff will not only cause major changes in species habitats and ecosystems, but also threaten thousands of people who rely on the Amazon for their livelihoods. Taken in Anamã, Brazil, the photo above of a submerged home is thus truly reminiscent of how climate change and intense weather events are already significantly affecting human lives.

As climate change leaves its mark across the Amazon region and the occurrence of intense weather events rises, human health will also be jeopardised.

For example, climate change and extreme weather events such as floods, may lead to increased outbreaks of vector-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue, and increased outbreaks of infectious diseases such as cholera and meningitis.

But together, we can act for our planet and change climate change! Find out more here and remember to contribute in shining a light on climate action.

And the list is endless. Let’s pledge to contribute whatever little efforts we can for our future generations and make this world a better, cleaner and greener place.

Read this article in more details: here

 

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