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Environmental awareness is to understand the fragility of our environment and the importance of its protection. Promoting environmental awareness is an easy way to become an environmental steward and participate in creating a brighter future for our children.
What is Environmental Awareness?
To define environmental awareness we must first understand the environmentalist movement. Environmentalism is an ideology that evokes the necessity and responsibility of humans to respect, protect, and preserve the natural world from its anthropogenic (caused by humans) afflictions.
Environmental awareness is an integral part of the movement’s success. By teaching our friends and family that the physical environment is fragile and indispensable, we can begin fixing the problems that threaten it.
How to Promote Environmental Awareness
Before you can begin promoting environmental awareness in your community, you must first make sure that you have a thorough understanding of environmental issues. Stay up to date on environmental news, read books and other resources, and learn about the issues affecting your own community. It’s much easier to talk to others about the environment if you’ve already taken the time to educate yourself.
Numerous resources are available to promote environmental awareness and education: group learning (inside or outside of the classroom), informational and inspirational seminars, online courses, books, articles, videos, and brochures are just a few of the tools that can get you involved in promoting the environment.
A good course of action that ensures your continued participation is to pick an environmental issue that strikes you as the most urgent. The amount of environmental issues seems limitless, and while they are all important, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Try choosing one issue to focus on at a time. You will soon see that all environmental issues are intertwined and will find your niche of interest.
Examples of Environmental Issues
Here are several cause-and-effect problems that harm our environment:
- Oil Drilling- This issue is one that causes a great deal of environmental destruction. Our dependence on fossil fuel is a global addiction that affects every aspect of the world. Oil spills and offshore drilling poison marine life, oil drilling (on land) suffocates the earth, and the combustion of fossil fuels add to the increased atmospheric CO₂, which in turns causes the progression of global warming and ocean acidification. This is a multifaceted issue and is a good cause to get involved with because it covers such a broad spectrum of issues.
- Deforestation- Millions of acres of forest are cut down for industrial benefit, such as large scale farming, oil mining, and the production of paper goods. Deforestation causes wildlife and biodiversity extinction because the loss of habitat threatens many species’ existence. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has a Red List of environmentally threatened species with up-to-date information.
- Production of Plastic Goods- Currently our society creates a great deal of waste and much of that waste consists of plastic. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2010 alone 31 million tons of plastic waste was created. This waste ends up all over the globe in both land and water, a good example is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Not only is plastic waste an issue, but the production of plastic is also dependent on fossil fuel combustion. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in 2010 191 million barrels of liquid petroleum gases(LPG) and natural gas liquids (NGL) were used in the U.S. alone to produce plastic goods.
Share Your Knowledge
After you’ve chosen an issue and educated yourself, engage your community, family, and friends in a conversation about the issue’s urgency and importance.
By engaging your community in the conversation, you are not only promoting environmental awareness, but you may also find opportunities to participate in communal projects or to get involved in other related causes.
Make a Difference
Once you’re well versed in environmental issues, you can use that knowledge to start beneficial projects in your home and/or in your community.
Possible Project Ideas
- Instead of driving to work or school, take the bus, carpool, walk, or ride your bike to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions. According to the EPA transportation adds to 33% of the total atmospheric CO₂.
- Consider investing in appropriate technology like clean power (solar or wind), if not for your home then maybe for a community center. This supports a transition to clean and renewable energy.
- Buy reusable products such as glass bottles, reusable bags and reusable cups. Avoid buying disposable goods such as paper towels, plastic bottles, and plastic bags.
- Start composting and recycling, which will help cut down our waste production.
- Support local businesses and farmers, and buy organic and pesticide-free food when you can. Or, start your own community garden.
Once you have chosen your cause and have started a personal or community project, share it with the world! Get your coworkers, neighbors, friends, family, or even your local government involved. It’s much easier and more effective to spread environmental awareness and start a local project if you collaborate with others in your community.
Promoting environmental awareness is a crucial part of being an environmental steward. Start participating in the change and teach your community what is needed to create a sustainable future.
Manas National Park
On 11 Dec 2020, we left Guwahati at 11:30am in a sturdy Bolero.I was accompanying Madhurima Ma'am, the Secretary of Forests,Govt of Assam who was on an inspection tour of the famous Manas National Park.It was an official duty for Ma'am while it was a dream outing for me that was realized after seven years.
When we reached Sonapur, our driver Kalita da stopped the vehicle to buy some oranges.The sun was directly overhead by that time and in that warmth, the sweet
and tangy oranges tasted heavenly.Kalita da then deftly speeded up the SUV on the smooth highways.
At 2:40pm, we reached Bashbari IB(Inspection Bungalow) of the Manas NP.The director of the Park, Amal Sarma had been waiting for us and we were warmly welcomed.Then,we were ushered inside the dining hall for lunch.As it was
my fasting day, I brought a tiffin of Sagoo Khichhri.After lunch, Ma'am and I set out for a jeep safari.As it was an open vehicle, we put on our woollen caps and sat down comfortably behind the driver's seat.Ma'am was ready with her Nikon DSLR camera to shoot any bird or animal that we would come across.We had to travel for around 3km to reach the Rest House at Mathanguri where we would put up for the night. On the way we saw Fatimabagh tea garden.After five minutes, we reached the gate of Manas NP.Inside the wire fencing of the Park, many colourful peacocks and jungle fowls were roaming around.
The driver, Ajay Ramchiary stopped the vehicle so that Ma'am could click some pictures of the birds.Ajay also acted as our guide who told us that there are 479 species of Bulbul inside the Park.We rode through the kuchha road where there are Simul trees on either side.The cool breeze that blew on our faces was becoming chilly and I put on my thick and long jacket.
At 3:50pm, we reached Buraburijhar camp where we saw hugu(a bird) and some long-tailed bird species.As we rode along, we saw Sorfully camp on the way.It was 4:30pm and after a few minutes,it became dark.We had to depend on the front lights of the vehicle to look around.I could see another light coming from behind ; it was Kalita da who was following us on the SUV. On the right side of the road, we saw a huge,brown-coloured Sambar that was drinking water from a stream.A little ahead,a group of deer were standing near the same stream.Suddenly, an elephant was about to cross the road in front of us.Ajay put on the brake in time and let the animal to pass by.After sometime a deer appeared and ran across the road before it disappeared among the bushes.Ajay was driving at a slow speed so
that we do not miss out on any sightings.His sharp and experienced eyes then sighted two burning eyes in the dark.He pointed out to us and stopped the
vehicle.Lo! a leopard appeared on the right side and it quickly crossed the road.Ajay warned us not to make any sound.In the darkness, we could spot those two burning eyes of the cat.It did not go far away but instead sitting there as if it was posing for a photograph.It was too dark to see its whole body.We knew it was moving around slightly among the bushes but we were unable to capture its pictures in the dark. With sighs of regret we moved along and reached the Upper Bungalow of Mathanguri at 6pm.This is a one-storeyed building painted dominantly with green, symbolising the colour of the forests.We climbed up the wooden stairs to the upper floor where we were accomodated in the room of the Field Director of Manas Tiger Project.The wooden floor made a creaking sound under our feet.From the verandah, we could hear the dashing sound of the Beki river that was flowing just next to the building.Ma'am and I took baths in turn and at 9pm, we went down to the dining room to have dinner.Again, I took out my tiffin to complete my fast for that day.This time I had beet halwa made with the fasting flour while Ma'am had chicken curry, dal,salad etc.I offered a little halwa to Ma'am and she liked the taste.
Tired, I slept early.But Ma'am had to sit up for sometime as she was expecting some of her office colleagues.I covered myself under the quilt and in no time, entered the dreamworld.
Press Release for ‘Say Namaste’ - Do you believe in Love?
A Global Song Project and Peace Initiative.
‘Say Namaste’ is a global song project created by India based Relationship Coach Shradha WTB. in collaboration with Strymphony Music Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. The project has received encouraging response and support from world leaders including The Dalai Lama and the former Global Head of Innovation & Creativity at Disney, Duncan Wardle.
‘Say Namaste’ (‘Namaste’ is a greeting of respect and reverence. It conveys that we are the same and we are one) Say ‘Namaste’ is a non-religious, non-political way of spreading the gift of love around the planet. And what is the common element between music and relationships? Undoubtedly it’s love! 2020 has shown us the importance of our relationships and what are they without love? Let us not underestimate the ripple effect of a stone cast into a lake and the way that positivity can have that same effect.
Somethings brewing – and it’s not tea! But it does come from India and India is now working on a project that will truly embrace humanity, equality and solidarity throughout the world.
Shradha WTB and Strymphony have recently been joined in developing this immense project by Welsh born Master Leadership and Public Speaking Coach Gwenno Dafydd, as Global Communications Officer.
Shradha WTB had been stuck since June 2020 with resolving a business dilemma. Gwenno saw that there was a mismatch and lack of clarity with the message and asked Shradha the leading question, ‘Do you believe in love?’ which led to Shradha having an ‘Aha moment’ which was the starting point for this wonderful initiative, a ‘Conscious Global Revival Initiative’ of love.
Welsh cakes and Indian tea – what a wonderful combination! Duncan Wardle also has a Welsh connection having lived in Wales for four years and has been mentoring Shradha for the last year on her creativity. Watch how it’s blossoming now for the world to see
In the few short weeks since the ‘Say Namaste’ project has been launched more than 35 countries have sent in their videos. The very first
one was from Tibet and ‘Say Namaste’ has also been very blessed with His Holiness Dalai Lama’s personal monastery, The Namgyal Monastery contributing with their video for ‘Say Namaste’. Thanks to Thuten Kesang for bestowing this honour on the project.
We have received videos from Canada, Bhutan, Ukraine, Wales, Turkey, Japan, Brazil – in fact the four corners of the world including a wonderful video from some of the children from the ‘Season of the Time Media Productions – STMPs’ in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. “The often forgotten children of Kakuma Refugee Camp and I am truly honoured to be part of this wonderful project’’, said Fidele Wabenga, Project Director and thanks to him for organising all the children so quickly.
And this is what Ontario based Racheal Elizabeth Bell, says.
“2020 has truly shaken the world and in times of difficulty we must always “look for the helpers”. If you don’t see one you become one! Being asked to represent Canada in the ‘Say Namaste’ Conscious Global Initiative is my greatest honour. It is an opportunity to be a helper, to show love on a global scale and to show my gratitude for living in a home where I can have peace in times of struggle. This opportunity lit a spark in me that had faded and I am forever filled with love because of it.”
There are 193 members of the United Nations (U.N.) plus two non-member countries with permanent observer states, the Holy City (The Vatican) and the State of Palestine. So, according to the U.N. there is a grand total of 195 sovereign states in the world today. NASA has shown interest – can we get a Namaste from outer space? Wouldn’t that be cool! Say Namaste's songwriter Dr. V. K. Sarin penned down apt words
for the song which aligns well with the unanimous message for which the world is cunning together and that is to of spread love, peace and mutual respect.
Going full circle, here are some of the inspirational quotes world leaders such as the Dalai Lama, Mahatma Gandhi (another great Indian) and Walt Disney have said.
Be the change you want to see in this world - Mahatma Gandhi
If you can dream it – you can do it – Walt Disney
It’s kind of fun to do the impossible – Walt Disney
It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others – Dalai Lama.
If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito – Dalai Lama.
And bearing in mind all of these fabulous inspirational quotes Gwenno’s personal challenge to all the world is that all 195 countries come together in unity and record their videos making the prayer symbol and saying Namaste by the first of January 2021, marking it as the ‘Say Namaste Day’. Get a beautiful background showing our precious world in all its glory and say where that place is where you ‘Say Namaste’. Ask your famous friends to do a short clip! Let’s make the world as one and 2021 the year of ‘Namaste’.
All videos that come in by midnight on the 20th December will be included in the next stage of this phenomenal project – some of which will be revealed on the 27th December, building up to the big launch by Duncan Wardle at midnight (New Delhi time) on the 31st January 2020 when ALL will be revealed! Until then – be part of this incredibly exciting unifying project and get your videos in. Further information on how to film your video and what to put into it at ‘Love Revolution’
Global Press Contact: Gwenno Dafydd 00 44 7855038729
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Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary: is situated on the Foothills of Himalayas Bordering Indo-Bhutan in the north and in the Udalguri District and Baksa District of Assam.
The sanctuary is 6 km west to Suklai, U.T Road, Udalguri, Assam and is a 26.22-square-Km (10.12 sq. Mi) wildlife sanctuary. The sanctuary is named after the River Bornadi, which flows on the western border of the sanctuary. It is 6 Km from Suklai, 30 km from Tangla Town, 70 km from Mangaldai, 130 km from Tezpur, 150 km from LGBI Airport, Guwahati.
Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary was affirmed a wildlife sanctuary in 1980 by the government of Assam particularly for the safety of the Hispid Hare and World's rarest smallest wild pig Pigmy Hog. The main attraction of the Sanctuary are Asiatic Elephant, capped Langur, Pigmy Hog, Hispid Hare, Bison, Porcupine, Pangolin. And if u are lucky u may see Tiger, leopard, fox, barking deer etc. If you are a bird watcher and love to watch birds, you will be absolutely delighted to find a wide no. Of two winged inhabitants of this forest including Peafowl, Hornbill, swamp partridge, Bengal florican, kingfisher, woodpecker and so on.
The climatic condition of the area is warm. Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary is one of those National parks and wildlife sanctuaries in Assam for which Assam is so famous and is constitute of the major portion of the Assam tourism. The Sanctuary is considered as one the important protected areas in Asssam for protection of primate diversity.
Best season to Visit:- From November to April
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