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What can I do to help reduce Air Pollution?

by Arjun Anand | 29-06-2019 08:31 recommendations 1

What can I do to help reduce Air Pollution?

Air pollution is one of the biggest issues worldwide affecting the health of our planet and its citizens. According to the World Health Organization, as many as nine out of 10 people breathe air with high levels of pollutants. Air pollution comes from fossil fuel emissions, agriculture, natural disasters like wildfires and a long list of other sources. Pollution has a negative impact on our health.  Luckily we can change them! If we act now and together. We can better our planet.

Here are a few things we all can do to combat Air Pollution:

Grow more Trees and Plants

  • Plant mangroves and tress in our locality
  • Let us have indoor plants
  • Let our ‘return gifts’ and gifts during occasions and festivals be in the form of a tree/sapling.
  • If you are living in a flat consider having some indoor plants or greenery in your balcony.
  • If you are living in villa make a garden, which can help you to compost and have organic vegetables. 

Mangrove planting


Tree plantation

Transportation

  • Use public transport as far as possible or travel in groups than traveling single (avoid one person in one car).
  • Consider walking or cycling to your destinations as far as possible.
  • Turn off the car engine when you are waiting to pick your friend.
  • Car have to be regularly serviced, ensuring the oil filters and tire pressures are maintained.
  • Club multiples errands to be done on the same trip thus saving our time and car trips
  • Let us plan our journey to avoid peak hour travel and traffic jams, which saves our time and also our fuel.
  • Minimize the use of petro/diesel vehicles 

Traveling in train

Creating awareness

  • We should create awareness in our community by taking part in all environmental related activities. 
  • Participate in Earth Day activities by switching off light
  • Take part in activities such a Car free day
  • Take part in environment day activities, world ocean day
  • Spread awareness on environmental protection through posters, videos, photographs and articles.
  • Report violations of environmental laws happening in your community to the concerned authorities.

I take part in environment related activities happening in community. I have a YouTube channel and I regularly upload videos to create awareness. https://youtu.be/jpLYbaa37aU.  I write articles and deliver speech to create awareness in my school, clubs, community etc. 

earth hour

Energy consumption at home

  • I use the daylight to the maximum during my studies.
  • Use alternative energy sources where possible. In my hometown house we are using solar power panels
  • We need energy efficient equipment’s to optimize power consumption and use LED lights where possible.
  • During summer the AC can be kept at 25 degree.
  • The washing machine or dishwasher could be operated only when it is full.
  • Switch off equipment’s and gadgets when not in use. 
daylight

Other house hold/personal efforts

  • Try to avoid chemicals that emit smokes or fumes
  • Never burn your trash or unwanted materials as it leads to direct air pollution
  • We store all the kitchen organic waste in a container daily and use it as a manure for the plants.
  • I don’t have a speed delivery account (for my online orders). I prefer e- mail or WhatsApp or prefer normal couriers.
  • Print double sided.  Use old notebooks and used paper to do homework and other rough work.
  • Opt to be a vegetarian or cut down your meat consumption
  • We don’t burn trash. Clothes, bags, shoes etc. are given for recycling.
  • I initiate neighborhood recycling. I collect items from my neighbors too and give them to recycling centers thus avoiding them reaching direct landfills
  • I am 13 years. I have taken a vow not to smoke cigarettes or use shisha for my health and environmental reasons and discourage others too.
  • Purchasing local and organic grown food thus helping in reducing carbon footprint.
  • At home we do wet mopping and dusting instead of vacuuming
  • We avoid single use plastics and look for other environmental friendly alternatives.
  • Follow the principle of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. 
avoid single use plastic

recylingNeighbourhood recyling

This is the only planet we have so it’s up to us to take care of it. Pollution doesn’t just affect the world — it affects those of us who live on it.  Simple changes can make a big impact in our world.  So, let us make a teaspoon of change every day, a tablespoon of change every week and a bucket full of changes every year.



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2 Comments

  • Eco Generation says :
    Thank you for your participation in the monthly event!
    Posted 02-07-2019 10:10

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Arjun

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report for the participation of the monthly event and how we can reduce air pollution.

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 29-06-2019 14:19

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