Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Save tree, save thee....

Sri:
Srimate ramanujaya nama:
Priya arangan adiyar,

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The well being of every individual is dependent upon the environment.  Our ideas, our health, our upbringing and our experiences are largely dictated by the environment we live in.  It is not only important to realize the influence of the environment on our lives but also realize that we bear a responsibility towards maintaining or improving the environment.
The most important agent in any environment is the human being.  Humans, due to their superior intellectual abilities, utilize and control much of the activities in our environment.  So, it becomes imperative that any positive change cannot be effected without the active participation of humans.
The most fundamental of all dependencies of individuals on their environment is in the form of the air they breathe.  We depend on plants for providing us with fresh oxygen.  Plants control pollution and create pleasant surroundings. Fresh oxygen is needed for any individual to act in an effective manner.  Also, it is easier to work in a pleasant ambience.  We have to depend on plants to provide us oxygen and moderate the impact of temperature.  Though the concept is simple, it is crucial to appreciate its importance.  It is the lack of such appreciation that has led to various diseases and inconveniences stemming from disregard for the environment.
Today, plants are being depleted in large numbers.  Trees are regularly cut down to expand houses, or to construct new buildings.  They are also cut for firewood or timber.  One of the most significant requirements for cutting trees is the demand for paper.  The WWF has warned that “Expanding production and pulpwood harvesting threatens some of the last remaining natural forests and the people and wildlife that depend on them”.
Across the globe, there is a greater demand for paper due to expanding schools, businesses, newspapers, magazines and corporations.  Despite the technology advancements the requirement for paper has been on the rise.  Unless we take stock of the situation and separate the wants from the luxuries, we would pave the way for large scale destruction of forests and wildlife.
In order to provide the big picture with focus on paper conservation and planting more trees, the students of ACHARYAH-SCHOOL FOR LEADERS participated in a rally bearing placards with messages on conserving plants.  Plant saplings were planted during the occasion.  In order to create awareness and encourage participation, saplings were also given away as gifts to others. The childern went from home to home and explained the importance of the conservation of trees and the importance of growing plants and gifted the saplings.

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Placards voicing the need to save trees

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Saplings given as gifts to strangers

In today’s information world, let us take the opportunity occasioned by this event to spread awareness about conserving forests, planting trees and saving paper.  Of all the planets known to man, the earth is the only where life not only exists but prospers.  By conserving the environment, let us do our mite in helping earth keep this status for a long time. The little children of Acharyah have done their little part. let us do ours!

The pictures taken during the event can be viewed here :

https://plus.google.com/photos/114076144206641651595/albums/6044249402625417761?authkey=CPjBkdSd4JfFGA
A video for your visual :
http://youtu.be/wllQ5-38XJw

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