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Save energy

  1. 1. BE ECO-POSITIVE – an initiative by TERI
  2. 2. Are you too sleeping over environmental issues ?
  3. 3. Are you eco-friendly ? •What is your daily average water consumption ? •Do you conserve paper in your own little ways? •Do you still use plastic bags? •How many trees have you planted so far? •How do you come to school? •Is your vehicle running on CNG ? •Do you use LED / CFL lamps at Home / office ?
  4. 4. IN THE LAST 50 YEARS ALONE, MAN HAS CAUSED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO THE NATURE IN A BLIND RACE TO ACHIEVE ECONOMIC SUPERMACY .
  5. 5. Deforestation
  6. 6. GLOBAL WARMING IS NOT A MYTH. Now melted Ice cover
  7. 7. PLASTIC A MENACE - CHOKING LIFE !
  8. 8. CAN YOU IDENTIFY THIS PICTURE ?
  9. 9. If all this continues …What could happen is beyond our imagination . Let’s take a look…..at a letter from the year 2070.
  10. 10. LETTER FROM THE YEAR 2070 www ww w www w Wwwwww w w ww w wwwwwwww wwwwwww w w w wwwww ww w w w www wWwwwww w w ww w wwwwwwww wwwwwww w w ww www ww w www wWwwwww w w ww w wwwwwwww wwwwwww w w w wwwww ww w w w www w Wwwwww w w ww w wwwwwwwwWwwwww w w ww w wwwwwwww wwwwwww w w w wwwww ww w w w www wWwwwww w w ww w wwwwwwww wwwwwww Article published in the magazine "Crónicas de los Tiempos“, in April 2002.
  11. 11.  This is the year 2070  I have just turned 50, but I my appearance is of somebody of 85.   I suffer from serious kidney problems, because I do not drink enough water.  I'm afraid I do not have much time left to live. I am one of the oldest people in this society.
  12. 12. I remember when I was a child of 5. There were lots of trees in the parks, houses with beautiful gardens, and I could enjoy having a shower . Everything was very different then. Nowadays we use towels with mineral oil to clean our skin.
  13. 13. Before, women had beautiful hair. Then, my father washed his car with water. Now, my son does not believe that water could be wasted that way. Now, we have to shave our heads to keep them clean without the use of water.
  14. 14. I remember there were SAVE WATER warnings on outside posters, radio and TV, but nobody paid attention. We thought that water was to last forever. Now, all the rivers, lakes, dams and underground water beds are either dry or contaminated.
  15. 15. Assaults at gun point on the streets for a can of water are very common. Food is 80% synthetic.
  16. 16. Before, the recommended quantity of water to drink for an adult was 8 glasses a day. Nowadays, I am only allowed half a glass. We now have to wear disposable clothing.
  17. 17. The outside appearance of the population is horrible: wrinkled, emaciated bodies, due to dehydration, full of sores caused by ultraviolet radiations. Skin cancer, gastrointestinal infections are the main causes of death.
  18. 18. Due to the excessive drying of the skin young people of 20 look like 40. Scientists investigate, but there's no solution to the problem.
  19. 19. The morphology of spermatozoa in many men has changed. As a consequence, babies are born with deficiencies, mutations and physical deformities.
  20. 20. Government makes us pay for the air we breathe. The average life expectancy is 35 years.
  21. 21. In some countries, where there are still some green zones crossed by rivers, these are guarded by heavy armed soldiers. Water became a very coveted treasure, more precious than gold and diamonds.
  22. 22. Where I live, there are no trees, because it seldom rains. When it happens to register some precipitation, it is of acid rain. We were warned to look after the environment, but nobody cared.
  23. 23. When my son asks me to talk about my youth, I tell him about the green fields, the beauty of the flowers, the rain, to drink all the water we could, and how healthy people were.
  24. 24. Then, I feel a lump in my throat! He asks: Why there is no water?
  25. 25. I cannot help feeling guilty, because I belong to the generation who contributed to the destruction of the environment or simply did not take into account all the warning signs.
  26. 26. Now our children pay a very high price!
  27. 27. How I would like to go back and make mankind understand… ...that we still had time to save our Planet Earth.
  28. 28. This show was made by a very talented person, named Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam
  29. 29. Don’t be scared Little initiatives taken by all of us will help in saving nature and will ensure a better survival for us and our future generations.
  30. 30. Things we can do to help:
  31. 31. Conserve Energy 1. Switch off the lights / fans when not in use 2. Change the lighting system at home 3. Use some ancient ways to keep ambient conditions in summers / winters : Like – paint the roof with slaked lime,place inverted pots on the roof,use slightly tinted glasses on the windows ,grow creepers on the wall which directly faces the sun for most of the time during the day. 4. Walk or cycle for short distances 5. Immediately convert petrol run vehicles to CNG 6. Car pool with colleagues / friends 7. Use solar devices wherever possible (- Heaters ,lighting systems )
  32. 32. Conserve Water 1. Use buckets for bathing instead of showers 2. Keep the taps closed while brushing or shaving 3. Do not throw away water after washing clothes or vegetables – reuse for mopping ,flushing or watering plants 4. Repair leakages quickly 5. We must not pollute water – do not throw waste / religious idols , flowers etc in water bodies. 6. Use double flush systems in toilets – has a bigger and a smaller tank to be used as per requirement 7. Use low flow water fixtures at home 8. Rain Water Harvesting systems must be installed in societies / by Resident Welfare Association’s of your area
  33. 33. Reduce waste • Follow the concept of 5 R’s – review,reduce , reuse , recycle and refuse. • Make compost pits • Replace plastic / paper bags with jute or cloth bags • Share magazines and books • Use both sides of the paper • Return junk mails and avoid unnecessary chatting on net • Sell the waste to the kabadi wala’s – They sell the items to the recycling industries
  34. 34. Conserve Nature , Conserve Life • Scientists world wide have given only five – six years to act and to act really fast or irreversible damage will be caused which will begin a spiral of catastrophic events and natural calamities leading to the end of human civilization from the face of planet earth • Remember –Nature can survive without man but man cannot survive without nature.
  35. 35. IT IS NEVER TOO LITTLE OR TOO LATE.
  36. 36. IF NOT WE, THEN WHO ? IF NOT NOW, THEN WHEN ?
  37. 37. URBAN SCHOOLS SANITATION INITIATIVE - by CBSE
  38. 38. VISION FOR TOMORROW • Generating awareness. • Promoting mechanisms for better sanitation . • Developing National level communication strategies. • Schools as eco- sensitive hubs. • Capacity building and training for all.
  39. 39. PRINCIPLES • COLLECT • CONFINE • DISPOSAL • PROCESS CENTRED APPROACH • O and M ] “WASTE IS WEALTH IF WE RECYCLE IT”
  40. 40. ECO-CLUBS AS ECO HUBS LAND AIR WATER WASTE ENERGY
  41. 41. A CLEANER ENVIRONMENT STARTS WITH YOU • 5 R’s • REUSE • RECYCLE • REDUCE • REFUSE • REVIEW
  42. 42. The battle of sanitation has to be fought in the minds of people EVERY LITTLE STEP COUNTS

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