“The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.”
~ Paulo Coelho
So let’s set an example — an example by which we can contribute our bit to making the environment cleaner. The earth loves us and we need to love it back by taking up a hobby that will enable us to keep it clean. And what better way than going on a clean-up drive! It is one of the most powerful ways of caring for our environment.
According to the United Nations, more than 80 per cent of the world’s wastewater flows back into the environment without being treated or reused. Once water is contaminated, it is difficult, costly, and often impossible to remove the pollutants. Let’s get together with a group of people to pick up and dispose of litter at beaches, rivers and other water bodies. This way we can recycle the materials that are recyclable in our area and also make sure that there’s a reduction of garbage around different sources of water.
As water quality issues are complex and diverse, it deserves urgent global attention. So let us be a part of communities, groups, schools, businesses and local government bodies that carry out activities addressing local environmental issues.