Nagpur: Earth Day is a global event celebrated every year on April 22, to exhibit support for the mother Earth. This modern environmental movement started in the year 1970, giving voice to an emerging consciousness, channeling human energy towards environmental issues. Earth day is more than just a day event, it serves as a facilitator for ongoing education, action and change to encourage, ignite passion to act.
Green Vigil Foundation, an NGO working for environment protection and sustainable development, celebrated Earth Day by conducting a citizen outreach campaign, appealing citizens to take action for the planet against climate change at Central Mall. The members of Green Vigil Foundation interacted with citizens on the urgent need to fight against pollution, global warming and climate change, emerging as most dangerous environmental issues by reducing their carbon footprints, switching to cleaner energy, minimizing waste, adopting sustainable lifestyles, preserving green cover to ensure sustenance of life on planet.
Along with this, Green Vigil conducted door- to door campaign engaging citizens to support for the cause. The organization is partner of Earth Day Network, an International NGO which co-coordinates Earth Day worldwide and believes, every day is an ‘Earth Day’ and persistently works for it year round with various activities dedicated to environment protection, and observes Earth Day every year to keep the momentum and enthusiasm intact for the movement to be carried on amongst the citizens.
While talking to Nagpur Today, Dr. Kavita Rattan, Founder President, Green Vigil Foundation, stated this year’s theme for Earth Day is – Trees for the Planet, wherein Earth Day Network aims at planting 7.8 billion trees by the year 2020. Dr.Kavita explained, theme says, the ever rising temperature of the planet caused by the anthropogenic activities is leading to the climate change, and to combat this climate change, carbon emissions need to be restricted, by planting huge number of trees, being the major absorbers of carbon dioxide. For the same, today, Paris agreement will be signed by around 150 countries, including India, China and US to reduce their carbon emissions to fight for the climate change.
Green Vigil Members, Kaustav Chatterjee, Daksha Borkar, Surbhi Jaiswal, Bishnudeo Yadav, Mehul Kosurkar, Nazma Khan, Kalyani Vaidya, Kumaresh Tikadar, Vikash Yadav, Nikhil Bagesar, Neha Chawla and Padmakuma Kumar Kutty, Karan Singh Chhatre from Central Mall, worked hard for the success of the campaign.