Appeal to Moms and Dads to work towards cleaner environment for our kids.

Appeal to Moms and Dads to work towards cleaner environment for our kids.

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Pranay Upadhyay started this petition to All Mommys and Daddies and

It is a national shame to find 23 Indian cities in the list of top 30 polluted cities of the world(source:greenpeace). 13 Lac countryman lose their life to pollution(source: Lancet). Our kids are losing cognitive and reasoning ability due to pollution (source: NCBI).

Let us think for a moment like a true selfish Dad and Mom - We work hard to provide better education to our kids, hoard money so that they have enough of it even when we are not there, but is money the only thing they need, think again - Aren't we rendering world unliveable by polluting air, and water. Rampant construction of roads, houses and building that is leaving too little green space.

Access to clean air and water will be biggest challenge for the next generation and we are running out of time, It takes under 30 mins to slice a tree into pieces but close to 5-7 years (with poor success rate) for a sapling to grow into a tree. It is easier to keep our earth as is than to fix it later.

Below are some easy and SELFISH lifestyle changes that will have lasting impact:

1. Give up car for singleton commute instead use public transport, car pool, cycle- This will have far better impact than any other initiative (It takes a tree 38 days to recycle CO2 released by burning 1 liter petrol). Fewer cars means less pollution plus lesser paved surface leaving green space for groundwater recharge and plantation of trees plus getting off the car on our feet will make us healthier every year 58Lac Indians die due to lifestyle diseases (source: WHO) plus a lot (by lot I mean unimaginable lot) of economic strength to our country which spends $112 billion (₹11.2 Lac crores) to import crude (source: ET). 

2. If you like athletics or devote some time for physical exercise, try cycling to office you will not only serve yourself but society too by reducing 1 vehicle from road. 

3. Give up or reduce the portion size of dairy, meat and poultry consumption (for 7 billion human in this world we have 70 billion cattle raised for milk, meat, egg and leather which creates huge load on mother earth) (source: compassion in world farming

4. Reduce wastage of resources in any form- food, water, electricity.

5. Do not discard the litter that cannot be recycled like polythene bags, plastic bottles, clothes etc. until we have proper waste management practices in India (this may sound impractical but my entire pile of waste plastic bottles, packing rappers, coffee and shampoo sachets do not occupy whole lot of space if tightly crushed).

6. If possible buy locally cultivated food grains, vegetables and apparels.

Do suggest me edits if you think that appeal needs refinement, We can do hell lot however above mentioned improvement only requires a bit of change in our commuting, eating and buying patterns.

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