Everyone wants it !

Two of my running campaigns for environment , namely Go Green and Say No to Single Use Plastic are gearing wings . We moved to Jaipur , Rajasthan and got citizens involved . Beautiful , because it was easy ! People are willing and ready for the change – seems they were just waiting for someone to initiate . NGO Tree for Life @myforests is taking this campaign all over India .

The Go Green campaign proposes planting trees , no littering and no chopping of trees , segregation of garbage , recycling and reusing , and keeping the environment clean .

Say no to Single Use Plastic speaks for itself . The health hazards of plastic use in food and daily life , the emitting of toxins in the atmosphere and littering the oceans and mountains , rivers , villages and cities . It also talks about substitutes to a plastic living and encourages organic and traditional methods used by our grandparents , like copper vessels , steel , earthen pots , dauna – pattal , banana leaves etc for a healthier life .

We spoke to complete families , men , women , husbands -wives , grandparents , children and youth and got smiling faces supporting and promising the greener cleaner version of their cities ! It’s a tiny step but one step at a time is how we learnt to WALK , right ?

Justice not delayed this time -PriyankaReddyMurderCase

Justice delayed is justice denied – I quoted to a journalist who came home to take my input regarding the PriyankaReddyMurderCase , rape case !

As if the gods were listening to the prayers of millions of parents , brothers of the country or was it the frustration of the common man displayed in dharnas all over India that shook the fabric of justice ? We can’t say but the four accused were shot dead when trying to flee from the police at the crime scene .

It came as a morning shocker – because we are not tuned to such fairness ! There are more cases – millions pending ! “Nirbhaya “is 7 years old now – no justice yet ! Look at these little school girls , how innocent and happy -we do want safety for all women and girls in India . After all that is what the Betibachaobetipadao is all about !

We look up to the constitution to make an amendment which ensures the fastest justice route so that rapists shudder at the very thought of it ! No mercy here !

Justice not delayed this time -PriyankaReddyMurderCase

Justice delayed is justice denied – I quoted to a journalist who came home to take my input regarding the PriyankaReddyMurderCase , rape case !

As if the gods were listening to the prayers of millions of parents , brothers of the country or was it the frustration of the common man displayed in dharnas all over India that shook the fabric of justice ? We can’t say but the four accused were shot dead when trying to flee from the police at the crime scene .

It came as a morning shocker – because we are not tuned to such fairness ! There are more cases – millions pending ! “Nirbhaya “is 7 years old now – no justice yet ! Look at these little school girls , how innocent and happy -we do want safety for all women and girls in India . After all that is what the Betibachaobetipadao is all about !

We look up to the constitution to make an amendment which ensures the fastest justice route so that rapists shudder at the very thought of it ! No mercy here !

Green Fest

NGO Tree For Life with Volvo and Big Fm celebrated the mind ,body ,soul Fest Soul Setu at Gurgaon , Haryana on 1st Dec 2019. Our vision of a green , clean , plastic free and pollution free India relates the story of Swacchh Bharat in our own little ways.

We made everyone take a pledge to “go green “with us , plant trees and distributed saplings . I shared my efforts with the Volvo representatives and gifted them a cloth bags with the message of Say No to Single Use Plastic ! Ofcourse electric cars are the future – we are looking at the motor companies to come up with clean fuel options , hybrids and electric versions ! Me and my team personally spoke to people at the Fest , one on one about the vision . Many a happy souls were impressed and drawn to our mission ! Many more miles to go !

The NO Singleuse-plastic campaign

The promises made at the COP14 and UN climate summit were encouraging for a green planet .India came forth as a promising world leader about  environment and we thought we would pioneer in a few projects ,now on .

Our NGO’s” Say NO to singleuseplastic” was planned on the same lines .A tiny campaign in which we spoke ,shared ideas ,distributed cloth bags to people on the streets ,slums and the educated lot to get the campaign rolling .Everybody we met was open to the idea of cutting out plastic from their lives! It encouraged me a lot when the media too did their articles and tv  shows regarding the same .

We have some challenges though – we do not have a ready substitute for  factories ,food delivery companies ,packaging industry and so on ! Enough recycling units have to be set up in India itself to meet the demand .Our waste disposal systems are weak and disorganized .Oceans and landfills overflow with plastic stuff .Tourists and local people together mess up beautiful lush hilly areas .Everything we eat ,touch ,gift or receive ,somehow has plastic associated with it .What to say of movie halls ,home delivery food chains ,biggies like Amazon , Nestle ,Zomato ,Swiggy and Flipcart !

There is a delay in the total implementation of the government campaign.My little vibrant NGO -Tree for Life @myforests is running the GO GREEN social awareness campaigns with great zest .You could be a part firstly by chopping off extra plastic from your day to day life ! Be the change !

Climate Strike – a global phenomena

A little girl says “how dare you ” to state heads and mighty governments at the UN climate summit held in New York . Greta Thunberg , the Swedish girl is now synonymous with the climate change crisis . Friday’s for future is a worldwide chain of protests held by students , activists , environment lovers and citizen warriors. From 20 th to 27 th Sep 2019 India too is organising these protests in various cities . In my experience this is a landmark in environmental awareness and awakening ! We fight for forests , green cover , depleting rivers , desertification , fossil fuels , green energy , coal , mining , air pollution , water scarcity and toxicity and so on and so forth ! The list is endless and so is the josh ! ( energy ) My NGO Tree For Life puts up its tiny foot on the ground too , for millions are with me .. I’m not alone anymore !

UN event COP 14 – a roaring success

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UNCCD event COP14 was hosted by India . So proud of PM Modi for being a beacon of light in the field of environment issues . Never have we seen paryavaran being taken so seriously in this country .

The exhibition was a treat as we saw what is actually happening all over the world . Tribes doing organic farming , saving the tiger , biodiversity awards it had it all . I particularly loved the session on Desertification taken by the Indian ministry officials . The event stated with Modiji’s opening speech about climate change and its challenges .

Climate Strike is on !

World over activists , children , youth warriors are speaking up for the climate crisis ! It’s got everything to do from global warming , deforestation , desertification , riverlinking and dam building effecting the landscape , migration of population from depleted lands to urban areas , fossil fuels , carbon footprint , air pollution and so on !!The list is endless – where are the solutions ? Governments lending a good ear to environmental challenges will save the planet or activists like us will toil till we are heard !

Environment is big now – UNCCD

India hosted the COP14 – a big event but selective audience at India expo mart Noida . PM Modi spoke on the opening day and told the world in many words that India would lead by example in terms of climate change , challenges of air pollution , desertification and waste management . He pointed that to ban single use plastic India is kickstarting a nation wide campaign from Gandhi Jayanti ie 2nd of October 2019 .

I attended a few seminars on saving the forest , tree plantation and desertification . The exhibition itself was an eye opener – what countries are doing about marine litter , plastic pollution , recycling , wildlife conservation , water issues and so on .