Are you too sleeping over
environmental issues ?
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 ?
IN THE LAST 50 YEARS ALONE, MAN
HAS CAUSED SIGNIFICANT
DAMAGE TO THE NATURE IN A
BLIND RACE TO ACHIEVE
ECONOMIC SUPERMACY .
If all this continues …What could
happen is beyond our imagination .
Let’s take a look…..at a letter from
the year 2070.
LETTER FROM THE
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Article published in the magazine
"Crónicas de los Tiempos“, in
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
I'm afraid I do not have
much time left to live.
I am one of the oldest people
in this society.
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.
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
Now, we have to shave our heads
to keep them clean
without the use of water.
I remember there were
warnings on outside posters,
radio and TV, but nobody
paid attention. We thought
was to last forever.
Now, all the rivers, lakes, dams
and underground water beds are
either dry or contaminated.
Assaults at gun point on the streets for a can of water are very
Food is 80% synthetic.
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.
The outside appearance of the population is horrible: wrinkled,
emaciated bodies, due to dehydration, full of sores caused by
Skin cancer, gastrointestinal infections
are the main causes of death.
Due to the excessive drying of the skin young people of 20 look like
Scientists investigate, but there's
no solution to the problem.
The morphology of spermatozoa in many men has changed.
As a consequence, babies are
born with deficiencies,
mutations and physical
Government makes us pay for the air we breathe.
The average life expectancy is 35 years.
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
than gold and diamonds.
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.
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.
Then, I feel a lump in my throat!
He asks: Why there is no water?
I cannot help feeling guilty,
I belong to the generation who
contributed to the destruction of
the environment or simply did
not take into account all the
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 )
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
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
• Follow the concept of 5 R’s – review,reduce ,
reuse , recycle and refuse.
• Make compost pits
• Replace plastic / paper bags with jute or
• 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
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.
VISION FOR TOMORROW
• Generating awareness.
• Promoting mechanisms
for better sanitation .
• Developing National
• Schools as eco-
• Capacity building and
training for all.
• PROCESS CENTRED
• O and M
“WASTE IS WEALTH
IF WE RECYCLE IT”
ECO-CLUBS AS ECO HUBS
A CLEANER ENVIRONMENT
STARTS WITH YOU
• 5 R’s
The battle of sanitation has
to be fought in the minds of
EVERY LITTLE STEP COUNTS