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[NOTICE] [World] Theme of the Year 2021

by Eco Generation | 10-02-2021 09:39 | Status : Finished   Comments 43 Comments

We'd like to extend our gratitude to every single TUNZA Eco-generation members who took part in setting the theme for this year, 2021.                               


In order to better understand the concept that our members want to set as this years theme, we have analyzed their keywords and phrases. Take a look at the table below which shows the most frequently used word that our contributors have used in their suggestions:

 

 

Word Occurrences Frequency
climate 10 1.80%
change 9 1.62%
animals 8 1.44%
people 7 1.26%
environment 6 1.08%
will 6 1.08%
act 6 1.08%
trees 6 1.08%
19 5 0.90%
covid 5 0.90%
  

 

As can be seen, the most commonly used words our members have used in their essays was climate, followed by 'change.' It does not come as surprise that these two word have been apparent in our table for the past few years. This ultimately goes to point out that climate change has consistently been one of the serious issues in our world. Abnormal changes in weather in the form of environmental crises such as floods, hurricanes, breaking temperature records, swarms of locusts, and wildfires have been so common that sometimes they do not even make the news. Even though these environmental disasters call for immediate corrective actions, it is no longer perceived as an emergency. It has now become our new normal. 

 

The next frequently used words in the table were 'animal' and 'climate.' After climate change, the threat to biodiversity is another serious issue that must be tackled this year. Biodiversity is our most valuable but least appreciated resource. Our inattentive reaction towards conserving biodiversity has definitely contributed to shape our current situation. As said by American poet Amanda Gorman, 'we know that our inaction and inertia will be the inheritance of the next generation, will become the future. Our blunders become their burdens.' Indeed, if we do not wish our blunders to become their burdens, we have to place corrective measures at first task in our agendas.

 

Since last year, due to the world-wide global pandemic, preserving biodiversity has become even harder. Massive trash and garbage in the form of single used masks and other disposable products have become a burden in the vulnerable habitats of many wildlife animals.

 

This year, it is imperative that we wake up to the current situation. Going through the damage our wastes have done to the environment can be the first step. Then, think about the ways you can try to cut down the amount of wastes. Because in the end, the act of preserving biodiversity is not only for the sake of animals, but for us and our next generations.

 

The last few words on the table directly addresses the ongoing issue with COVID-19. Indeed, the global pandemic has revealed that we need to pay greater attention towards environmental health if we are to secure human health. This moment should be remembered not as tragedy but as milestone as we take a moment to reconsider our priorities as individuals and take to heart that safeguarding the health and well-being of current and future generations also means safeguarding the overall health of our planet.  

 

In this regard, for the year 2021, we'd like to ask each and every member of TUNZA Eco-generation to make preparation towards building an inclusive and sustainable post-pandemic world.

 

Theme of the Year 2021


 

            

Towards an Inclusive and Sustainable Post-pandemic World

 

COVID-19

2021, the new dawn of hope for the entire world.           

 

Due to the outbreak of global pandemic, COVID-19, there have been a lot of changes in our environment. Because of strict lockdowns all over the country, air quality has significantly improved over time in many cities, reduction of water and noise pollution have been noticed, also GHG emissions have slightly reduced. However, the haphazard use of medical wastes, disposal of masks, gloves, disinfectants have impacted negatively to the environment. If not treated properly, these wastes may cause more hazard to our environment. For the year 2021, we can aware more people of all these problems. We can commence the safe and proper disposal of masks, gloves, disinfectants from our side and commit ourselves to create a healthy and green Earth.

COVID-19 cases maybe soring but luckily enough for us a vaccine has finally arrived which would partially eliminate this pandemic but the environment is still suffering and we have still not gotten any cure or vaccine for it. It seems that 2021 will be very likely to her sibling 2020 where lockdowns would be enforced and the internet would be depended on by most people. As environmental enthusiasts, much effort should be put to reach out to the people via internet and social media.

 

2020, new source of pollutants to the wildlife.      

With all that has happened in our world today, the COVID-19 pandemic, and plastic pollution that goes with it, it seems that animals are at the receiving end. Whether land or aquatic animals, this pandemic has left many animals affected one way or the other. While some have been eaten for food due to the increase in poverty level, others have fallen ill due to improper disposal of face masks, empty bottles of sanitizers, and polythene bags.

Faced with the current COVID-19 pandemic, the production of masks in huge quantities has given a place to the new garbage on the planet. This new pollutant takes around 400 years to disintegrate and has already been reaching our seas, polluting the oceans and harming species. The creation of new technologies for a more sustainable production is this type of indispensable tool to combat the epidemic is fundamental.

 

Climate Change

Every simple act matters, shout and thrill together for climate justice.

Temperature on the Earth is increasing to an alarming rate. Climate change is the broader term that refers to the long term changes in climate, including average temperature and precipitation. Anthropogenic carbon dioxide is one of the major cause of global warming accompanying the global climate change. If we do not act now, it will be late to act later. Every change starts from us and when we are not there to act and shout, no one will shout and fight for justice. The slowly depleting status of the Earth has already warned for climate emergency. Its already more than half decade the globe is working to act on different SDGs but the remarkable changes and gains has not been felt.

Climate change is an environmental issue which should be of great concern. Climate change affects both plants and animals. Since the industrial evolution, the Earth has gotten warmer and till date it has not gotten any better. Greenhouse gases which traps solar radiation makes the Earth warm, leading to an increase in temperature. An increase in temperature will lead to an increase in the rate of evaporation and intense rainfall. To beat climate change, the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere needs to be normal. Planting of trees is a way to reduce the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Trees are carbon removers. They take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen into the atmosphere. Trees purify the air. Unfortunately, trees are cut without being planted back. If trees are to be cut, then they should be done sustainably.

Plastics takes years to decompose and it releases a gas deadlier than carbon dioxide; methane. Plastic bags and plastic bottles can be used more than once instead of throwing them into the dumpster and increasing our wastes. We should practice taking our own shopping bags for shopping.

The weather has been unbearably hot due to global warming. We need to beat climate change. Now's the time to act. We need to plant trees. Reuse that plastic bag and bottle instead of throwing it away. We need to change our way of living and live green.

 

Biodiversity

Preserving its value is the fundamental step to a resilient future.

This year, people should understand the plight of animals through enlightenment and in-depth studies of what they face. People should show greater empathy towards animals, no matter how insignificant they may seem. When we do these things, our care for nature (plants and water bodies) is multiplied.

Declaration of sites rich in biodiversity should be designated as Protected Natural Areas, since these areas must be cared for and protected. To conserve the extensive flora and fauna that they house, and in this way to avoid urbanization, changes should be made in land use and deforestation, since these can lead to the loss of biodiversity and other endless negative environmental consequences. Therefore, the implementation of programs for the conservation and care of natural areas is a priority.

Tunza Eco Generation has provided an awesome platform to learn more about animals. Hopefully more people will encourage others alike to do more for their environment and subsequently, and prevent further animals from going extinct.

 

Our Actions              

 

Environment conservation: Proper consumption, sustainable development, long-term protection. Our imagination, full conversation friendly development.

Environmental education will always be an essential tool to inform society and through knowledge to create awareness in the population about the correct management of solid waste, as well as the consequences of not having a correct final disposition.

Tunza, being the environmental working platform inspires and triggers the working efficiency of many eco-warriors and youth by its regular way of surprising by different campaigns and competitions. When a single youth inspires his mate, the bunch of people are inspired, so every changes starts from us.

- Contributed by TUNA Eco-generation members Bal krishna Pandey(Nepal), Adan Ojeda Villa(Mexico), Chloe Ejisun(Nigeria), Meena Pandey(Nepal), Nathalie Iloduba(Nigeria), Dalima Thapa(India), Justice Obiri(Ghana).

           
                     
Theme of the Year 2021

43 Comments

Mohamed Sannoh

Diego Alejandro Leones Leiva

NARMITHA JAYAGOPAL

Miracle Joseph

Siana Avila  Mendonca

Prince Foley

  • Prince Foley says :
    Noted with thanks.
    Posted 27-08-2021 14:29

Roselyne Awiti

  • Roselyne Awiti says :
    I think this is one of the best themes!
    Posted 24-08-2021 01:31

Prem Thapa

  • Prem Thapa says :
    informative
    Posted 24-08-2021 00:49

Prem Prakash Budhathoki

Prem Prakash Budhathoki

Maluleka Maluleka

Sherlyn Chemutai

Kikwiyakare Humphrey Chris

  • Kikwiyakare Humphrey Chris says :
    With young people at the forefront as agents of change, it's definitely achievable
    Posted 20-08-2021 12:03

Shreya Kaushik

  • Shreya Kaushik says :
    The beautiful ambition of 2021 that we have to achieve. I Will work with full of enthusiasm towards achieving this goal.
    Posted 17-08-2021 15:07

Susmita Adhikari

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Sushant Hugge

  • Sushant Hugge says :
    Thank you for sharing
    Posted 07-08-2021 19:45

Monita Priyadarshini

Paras Kunwar

Shobha Pokhrel

Bindu Dhakal

Samir Chhetri

Pranav Gaba

  • Pranav Gaba says :
    Very nice!! Such a brilliant theme

    Posted 08-05-2021 17:12

Kaushal Niraula

Aneira Pereira

Nadir Huseynov

ANDREW AWUAH WIREKO

Neha Sah

  • Neha Sah says :
    Great
    Posted 09-03-2021 04:17

Sagar  Koirala

Sharmila Pandey

ARHAM RAHIM KHAN

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Vazira Ikhtiyorova

  • Vazira Ikhtiyorova says :
    One of the most important announcements on Tunza!
    Posted 22-02-2021 02:56

SSENYANGE  APOLLO

  • SSENYANGE APOLLO says :
    The year theme is on point, i love it
    Posted 18-02-2021 20:30

SSENYANGE  APOLLO

Sandhya Adhikari

Pragati Dubey

  • Pragati Dubey says :
    Important information, thanks for sharing this valuable information.
    Posted 15-02-2021 22:30

ALOK DHAKAL

Justice Obiri

  • Justice Obiri says :
    The theme suits its purpose and use.
    Posted 14-02-2021 10:00

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Very great 😀
    Posted 13-02-2021 18:51

Sudura Zakir

Robert Diez

  • Robert Diez says :
    So important given recent events! Will definitely be emulating this on a local scale
    Posted 11-02-2021 23:45

NARMITHA JAYAGOPAL

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