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Monday, 15 August 2011

Make this Independence Day into a Greendependence Day!

Today is the day when we rejoice and celebrate the fact that we are free from the shackles of an imperialistic rule, that was forced down our throats. But let us not forget about the state of our environment. Let's celebrate this freedom and not abuse it by littering our country. Here are a few tips that we urge you to follow this Independence Day to make it a Greendependence Day!
  1. Form a group or community for planting plants and trees. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and provide oxygen. You can form a club or team for planting trees at a regular interval.
  2. If you no longer need something that might be useful to someone else, try to donate the goods rather than throwing them away.
  3. Wish your friends and relatives on this special occasion with e-card. This is cheapest and easiest way to wish them. Save paper by sending e-card.
  4. Observe green day on Independence Day and 3 R’s-“Reduce, Re-Use and Re-cycle” should be the mantra in each one’s life.
  5. Limit your Balloon Release as many people are-unaware that balloon releases can result in littering and harm to wildlife and environment.
  6. Fireworks are one of the best parts of Independence Day celebration, but the fact that they are also explosives that spew dust, smoke, heavy metals, carbon monoxide and other toxins into the air.
  7. Do not use or buy paper or plastic Flags. A paper flag leads to waste by cut down of millions of trees and plastic takes more than 1000 years to decompose.
  8. Do not let small children use the National Flag as a toy which often ends trampled upon the road, in dustbins and elsewhere. Often, these flags are burnt along with garbage causing threat to environment and disrespect to National flag.
  9. Independence Day events will produce lots of trash, much of which could probably be recycled. You can spread awareness or educate or circulate the information to schools, private & government organizations, apartment complexes and residents in or around your neighborhood by putting dos and don’ts on the notice boards.
  10. Because of the harm to wildlife and the effect of litter on the environment, ban use of balloon, plastic and paper flag in or around the premises of Independence Day celebration.

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