Imagine this- A world with fresh non-polluted air, rivers with clean and clear water and land without any buried plastic waste. Doesn’t it sound like a heaven? Well, one doesn’t have to do much to live in a heaven like that but to just care about the environment he is surrounded with. To spread this awareness of a sustainable life, June 5 is dedicated as the World Environment Day every year since 1972 by the United Nation.
It has become difficult in recent years for mankind and nature to co-exist because we have given it pollution and global warming. Alarmed by the rising levels of plastic in both sea and on land, UN has declared 2018 to be focused on the theme of ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’. Since the announcement on Monday, many Bollywood celebrities, as well as general public, have tried their best o bring about a change by switching to glass or metal bottles to lower the consumption of plastic.
India has been declared the global host for the World Environment Day 2018 and Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr. Harsh Vardhan reveals that Indian philosophy and lifestyle has always been rooted in the concept of co-existing and he assures that India will be committed to make Planet Earth a cleaner and greener place.
While the government is taking measures for the same, we bring to do everything that is making headlines on the social media-
Bareily Police takes an initiative to plants saplings for a greener future on World Environment Day 2018.
आज दिनांक 05.06.2018 #worldEnvironmentDay के अवसर पर @bareillypolice व पुलिस मार्डन स्कूल की प्रधानाचार्य व बच्चों के द्वारा वृक्षारोपण कर पर्यावरण संरक्षण का संकल्प लिया गया। #uppolice @Uppolice @dgpup @adgzonebareilly @PremPrakashIPS #Plantationupp pic.twitter.com/9FTXIEky9h— Bareilly Police (@bareillypolice) June 5, 2018
Cricketer Virender Sehwag puts out a beautiful message to use kullhad instead of plastic glasses on World Environment Day.
Amul girl also sweeps out plastic from the nature saying 'It's our Environment. Protect it.'
South Superstar Prabhas has planted life in the soil for a sustainable life in future. Have you?
Kangana Ranaut spreads awareness to #BeatPlasticPollution on World Environment Day 2018 by wearing a plastic bag on her face.
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"In 30 years, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. I urge everyone to ban single use plastic bags. I’m joining #RallyForRivers & @UNEnvironment in the fight against plastic pollution"- #KanganaRanaut @sadhguru @ishafoundation #BeatPlasticPollution @rallyforrivers #WorldEnvironmentDay2018 #saveenvironment #savetheplanet #sadhguru #WorldEnvironmentDay
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On #WorldEnvironmentDay put on this Suffocation Mask over your face for merely 10 seconds to understand what we are doing to the next generation & pitch for banning single-use plastic. #KanganaRanaut @sadhguru @isha.foundation @unenvironment #BeatPlasticPollution #RallyForRivers #WorldEnvironmentDay2018 #saveenvironment #savetheplanet #sadhguru @rallyforrivers
Chile tales a bold step on World Environment Day to become the first nation to approve a nation-wide ban on single-use plastic bags.
Bravo! Congratulations to Chile which has approved a nation-wide ban on single-use plastic bags. Bold step to #BeatPlasticPollution ahead of #WorldEnvironmentDay https://t.co/ohxyswh4K8 pic.twitter.com/uZ9zuX7fTZ— Erik Solheim (@ErikSolheim) May 31, 2018
Actor-Filmmaker Arnold Schwarzenegger follows the theme of Beat Plastic Pollution on World Environment Day 2018 by replacing plastic spoons in his house.
Thank you @PEspinosaC for tagging me in. We have already terminated the plastic bags, so to #BeatPlasticPollution, I’m terminating plastic spoons at home. @LeoDiCaprio @Regions20 and @GovArnoldUSC: Tag, you're it! https://t.co/OJ1aBP87bn pic.twitter.com/gZApfwbDA4— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) May 30, 2018
On World Environment Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ensures that our future generations live in harmony by sowing a number of plants.
Famous sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik decorates Puri Beach with Beat Plastic Pollution slogan and a turtle made of plastic bottles.
United Nations have given multiple ways of switching to sustainable things rather than using plastic materials.
If you Can't Reuse it, Refuse It!
For consumers, the #BeatPlasticPollution action is clear - if you can’t reuse it, refuse it.— UN Environment (@UNEnvironment) June 2, 2018
But what about manufacturing? Here are some innovative alternatives to help fight plastic waste. https://t.co/f2cJIaAYyW
Bollywood Celebrities encourage using metal or glass bottles and ditch Plastic bottles.
#BeatPlasticPollution by switching to steel or glass bottles today! Plastic bottles take 450 years or more to decompose, harming us and our environment. I’m now one step closer towards purging plastic from my life. Hope you guys will make the switch too!#LetsCoexist @deespeak pic.twitter.com/VyI70hggRv— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) June 3, 2018
It takes one small step to #BeatPlasticPollution! I’ve replaced using plastic bottles with a metal one. It’s convinient & environment friendly. Tagging @AnushkaSharma @RanveerOfficial & @ParineetiChopra to take up the challenge & inspire others to choose a sustainable future. pic.twitter.com/JNWbIgiVU8— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) June 3, 2018
Dee!!!🌟😘😘 Thank you for taking up this wonderful initiative & for making sure we stay responsible always! 😊🤗— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) June 3, 2018
Nominating @DianaPenty, @sonamakapoor, @RajkummarRao & @ReallySwara. Hope you guys are up for a challenge! 😏☺️#BeatPlasticPollution#WorldEnvironmentDay@deespeak pic.twitter.com/D8PDkaM4tI
I hereby challenge, @SrBachchan @AnupamPKher @sachin_rt @KKRiders @sonamakapoor @RajkummarRao @mrsfunnybones @jiteshpillaai @realpreityzinta @Varun_dvn @TheShilpaShetty @AnilKapoor @priyankachopra— Juhi Chawla (@iam_juhi) June 4, 2018
I hope you complete the challenge & tag others too😇 #BeatPlasticPollution pic.twitter.com/x1ZpdjwcWO
Tag, I’m it – thanks for tagging me @adriangrenier! I switched to biodegradable sanitary napkins when I realised they are made mostly of plastic!#BeatPlasticPollution with @UNEnvironment for #WorldEnvironmentDay! Hey @sahil_sangha @aliaa08 @JNJCares – Tag, you’re it! pic.twitter.com/gmi8prQERU— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) May 27, 2018
Actress Barbara Hershey throws a selfie challenge asking people to find a replacement for plastic items.
Hey guys! Can you rise to the challenge & make selfie-video where you show a replacement for some single-use plastic item? And then TAG three friends and tweet it to me. Then i’ll retweet it. I promise! 😻 TAG YOU’RE IT! #BeatPlasticPolution #WorldEnvironmentDay pic.twitter.com/MwtCYbHDcT— Barbara Hershey (@BarbaraHershey8) June 3, 2018
Nairobi is on a mission to eradicate plastic waste from earth
Single use plastics are choking up our planet and our oceans. We must all take individual action and embrace the efforts of young people to care for environment. Nairobi is on board to #BeatPlasticPollution and keep our environment green! Tag you're all it! pic.twitter.com/g5tgrBcbDm— UN Environment (@UNEnvironment) May 29, 2018
Beat Plastic Pollution declaration from the Taj Mahal
A pledge has been taken to make the area around Taj Mahal litter free on the occasion of World Environment Day.
A pledge was taken to make areas around the Taj Mahal upto 500 Mtr. ,litter free and taking immediate steps to reduce single-use plastic near @TajMahal in presence of Executive Director of UNEP @ErikSolheim and UNEP goodwill ambassador & actress @deespeak . #BeatPlasticPollution pic.twitter.com/J39l1D86bd— Dr. Mahesh Sharma (@dr_maheshsharma) June 3, 2018
North China recreates Vincent van Gogh's masterpiece The Starry Night to bring in hope for a better life on World Environment Day
It is our duty to make the world a better place to live. Why not start today?