Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Paper waste is found maximum in offices in all sectors. Now, some companies like Infosys, Wipro, Satyam are taking efficient paper use norms like monitoring how many printouts an employee takes, printing on both sides etc. Yes Bank has started printing both sides and they have saved about three million pages since last year. They also look to disposing waste paper in eco-friendly manner. These companies have an in-house recycling facility or tie-ups with re-cyclers.
Do we know, recycling one tonne of printing paper saves more than two tonnes of wood? On an average, a company with 1000 employees generated 1000 kg of paper a year. Amongst them , high value paper like shredded papers etc goes to scrap dealers. Low quality papers like tissues, paper cups goes waste as most of them can't be recycled.
Please save paper and save trees!!
Monday, December 29, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Birds are kept in a cage. A small cage contains hundreds of them. Just think, are they really made for it? They deserve flying and chirping with joy. And what we give is darkness, sadness. Think twice before you buy them . They have lives but not expression to say they need to go out.Help them by giving them their lives back. And also imagine yourself in this sort of cage, not of you size, for the whole life.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Sahara Desert (North Africa)
Arabian Desert (Saudi Arabia)
Great Sandy Desert (North Western Australia)
Thar Desert (India; Rajasthan and some part of Pakistan)
Simpson Desert(Central Australia)
Takla Makan Desert (Central Asia)
Gobi Desert (Mongolia and China)
Sonoran Desert(North America)
The Sahara Desert is a great desert area in North Africa that extends from the Atlantic Ocean eastward past the Red Sea to Iraq. The entire desert, the largest in the world, is about 1600 km wide and about 5000 km long from east to west.The total domain of the Sahara Desert is more than 9,000,000 sq. km, more than 3,500,000 square miles, of which 80,000 square miles consist of partially fertile oases.The boundaries, however, are not clearly defined, and have been shifting for a thousand years.
Desert National Parks are also in attraction. The Desert National parks are the excellent example of the ecosystem of the Thar desert and the diverse fauna. Sand Dunes form around 20 % of the national park.
Unfortunately,one day, due to growing mechanization, whole world will become desert.
Monday, December 22, 2008
At around 11.30, we reached there and parked our bike. It was around 5 kms of walk, since Matheran is a "No-Vehicle" zone. There are other modes of transportation i.e Horses and man-cart. We opted to walk. We were in no hurry as we wanted to admire the nature. At last, our hotel came and we rested for few minutes and after having lunch moved to see few places around. They were also at walking distance. Some of them were Echo-point, Honeymoon point, Mumbai Point,Malang Point, Louisa Point, Sunset-point, Charlote Lake and Myra Point.
It was fantastic experience to see sun-set from such a height. Next morning, we moved to our place, recollecting our sweet moments of life.....
Friday, December 19, 2008
Date: 20th December to 31st December
Venue: Art2Day Gallery, Solapur Highway, Camp, Pune
Monday, November 17, 2008
True saying....Either it may be Air Pollution,Sound pollution or Water pollution every bit of it is hazardous.
According to a study, pollution is changing world's weather by creating large clouds and intense storms. Researchers say there is definitely a link between human activity and the changing weather conditions. Increasing urban pollution can be blamed for intensified electricity and lightning in storms over various cities.
China has not only its name in increasing population but also in increasing pollution. Chinese pollution is the deadliest in the world. A World Health Organization (WHO) report estimates that diseases caused by air pollution kill 656,000 Chinese citizens each year.
WHO's air guidelines warn that pregnant women, the sick, and young children are especially susceptible to suffering severe effects from high pollution levels.
Resource: Natgeo News.
Among all living things, human is the most dangerous creature. God has gifted him with brain, but in vain. That is maximum used for thinking how to destroy himself and the earth. Can't he think he is trying to cut the branch on which he himself is sitting. We are in innumerable count and unmanageable, but animals, though in large number, know how to manage its species, how to remain balanced. They themselves maintain their population. The life-cycle set by god is incomparable but when humans use their brain by eating the portion of life cycle, the ecological balance is gone for sure.
I am not against human beings but against their behavior towards other creatures, may it be birds or animals. They should learn from those creatures who can't speak but know how to live.
Yes! That's true. The apartment culture and competition amongst countries to create a history by building tallest skyscraper is a way to death. By living in apartment, we are living in bulk in a particular and creating concentration over the Earth. We suck all the resources from not only that area but nearby also. This is all because population is increasing recklessly. People don't think that by doing this they are themselves pushing to hell.
Even if 10% of literates show their awareness, the pain of the earth can be heard. Think yourself, 4 people are living in 1000 sq.feet. and on the other side, 2000 people are living in 1000 sq. feet. Difference is known. The pressure on not only land but also other natural resources increases.
Please think and control population growth.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Bhavesh came from office post lunch. Then we approached camera dealer and bought his favorite SLR camera. We were so excited that we started clicking photos there only...:) I will remember this day in my life. Love you my life!!!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
2. 500,000 trees every week can be saved if everyone in the U.S. recycled their Sunday newspapers.
3. 76% of Americans treat them as Environmentalists.
4. In 2 weeks, Americans throw enough glass bottles and jars out to fill the New York Trade Center’s twin towers.
5.The amount of wood and paper we throw away is enough to heat 50 million homes for 20 years.
6. 84 percent of all household waste can be recycled.
7. Every ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, and 4,100 kilowatts of electricity.
8.. Cutting your shower by 2 min saves 10 gallons of water.
Project Tiger was launched by the Government of India in the year 1973 to save the endangered species of tiger in the country. There are about 28 tiger reserves in India. A step forward in this is hi-tech software used to keep track of all large groups of tigers in India. All tiger reserves will be linked through GIS-based software and camera trap techniques. Due to declining number of tigers, the recommendations were made by census authorities WII(Wild Life Institute of India) in the report presented by Project Tiger. According to a leading newspaper, the hi-tech conservation will also involve a program to monitor tiger populations through mark-recapture camera traps. As per a WII scientist, now there will be change in census procedure and it would be more comprehensive now.
This software will enable us to know the behavior, ecology, challenges, life-style, birth, survival rate and shrinking prey base of tigers.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
- Rainforests once covered 14% of the earth's land surface; now they cover a mere 6% and experts estimate that the last remaining rainforests could be consumed in less than 40 years.
- One and one-half acres of rainforest are lost every second with tragic consequences for both developing and industrial countries.
- Nearly half of the world's species of plants, animals and microorganisms will be destroyed or severely threatened over the next quarter century due to rainforest deforestation.
Please save rainforest!! Please save the earth!!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I was really surprised to see that in our building there are about 300 homes, of which approximately 50 women are pregnant. I thought if 50 women are reproducing in this small area what about the whole world? We, literate people, should atleast control birth rate and decide not to reproduce. I and my husband have mutually decided not to give birth to our child. It not only increases the responsibility but also we bring one more human being on earth to exploit nature. Have we ever thought what will happen if we concentrate ourselves on the small part of earth. Building huge apartment increases pressure, though it saves land but what if demand lot of resources from the small piece. It really worry me what will happen after ten years. The rate at which earth is getting warm, those days are not far when we will melt.
Monday, November 3, 2008
1. Stronger plastic bottles can be used to hold tools and nails etc in the shed. Simply cut 3 sides and leave one side longer and nail to the wall in the shed.
2. You can wash and reuse plastic and glass containers for storage and there are many things you can do to reduce your mountain of plastic bags.
3. Take clothes you don't want to your local opportunity shop or put them in a clothing bin. Rags are still useful for making handbags for shopping.
4 Donate unwanted paint to community groups, marae or schools. If you can't find someone to use it up, let the paint dry out and recycle the container.
5. Instead of buying countless bottles of water, try refilling the bottle and putting it in the fridge.
6.The best environmental choice is to repair, restore or adapt a product you already have.
7.You can also take your own bag to the shops - reuse plastic shopping bags from last time or buy some reusable cloth bags.
8. Buy products packaged in cardboard, paper, glass, cans or type 1 and 2 plastics - these can usually be recycled. Recyclable packaging means less rubbish.
9.Keep a reusable container in your drawer so that if you have leftovers from lunch, you can take them home and add them to the compost.
10.Reducing the amount of paper you use by sending documents electronically, using double-sided copying and printing or reusing one-sided copies for drafts.
"When we plant a tree, we are doing what we can to make our planet a more wholesome and happier dwelling place for those who come after us, if not for ourselves".
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
Ecosystems everywhere are being fragmented, depleted and destroyed. As a result, the earth’s ability to sustain life is being seriously reduced, and the crisis point is rapidly approaching. Some experts suggest that we have no more than 30 years to turn things around.
Do you know,half the Earth's forests are gone, and growing demand for wood threatens those that remain. Growing demand for chinese food increased the demand for chop-stick and to fulfill that many forests are cut daily. What else to say, half of the forests that originally covered 48 percent of the Earth's land surface are gone. Only one-fifth of the Earth's original forests remain pristine and undisturbed.
Please avoid wood and wood related products. If using, then plant 10 trees in ratio of 1 tree cut.
This sunday me and my husband went for a ride to RAJGARH, place about 50 kms away from our place. Beauty, Nature, Peace all around. It was at high altitude so few people were able to approach it (I was not one of them). We went early in the morning at 5.30 and took 1 hour to reach there. Small village downhill, villagers unaware of the fact that they are in the lap of one of the beautiful places on earth. We saw couple of types of birds, insects and one of them was the web of unusul spider. We were so amazed to see it.....here is its photo, though truely its far more beautiful than in this pic. For about 45 minutes we were surprisingly looking to the web......WOW!!! I got so tired that we decided to return to our place and after seeing lot of sweet memories, we reached our home. I was so thrilled that I told this experience to everybody at home.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
"Don't blow it - good planets are hard to find". ~Quoted in Time