All milk brands come in plastic packets including Amul. Not only milk in fact most of the items are packed in plastic. All these plastics find their way into the garbage without any solution of these being decomposed. It is becoming a huge threat to our environment.
India generates around 56 lakh tonnes of plastic waste annually, where Delhi alone accounts for 9,600 metric tonnes per day. Plastic menace is one of the major causes that is making waste management an Herculean task for the country.
Amul being the leading brand of milk and milk products, it is requested that they switch over to environment friendly medium to pack all its products, especially milk, leading by example, which will encourage other brands to emulate it thereby we can put forward a step in the right direction in saving our precious environment.
A simple change of policy can achieve big results for the planet. Read more
It is not new to everyone that the earth we are living now is polluted due to improper waste disposal. Because of lives existed in the earth affected a lot. Having knowledge and application of proper waste disposal will have a great impact in the extension of earth life as well as human life.When waste is disposed of properly ,it helps to prevent additional pollution which can improve public health.Also whether you sell goods or services ,everything you produce has a life cycle .It begins with how you manufacture ,distribute ,use and then reuse or recycle that product .
Recycling is one of the best ways for us. to have a positive impact on the world in which we live.We must act fast as the amount of waste we create is increasing all the time.It is good for environment ,since we are making new product from the old products which are of no use to us.We should recycle to make environment clean also to reduce garbage in landfills.
At the present situation , our beloved earth needs to be rescued and recycling also can save us from an environmental catastrophe.We have to protect our earth, so we can enjoy it.Earth is our home and it's time for us to appreciate,love, and respect it.Read more
Approximately 43.08% of IUP’s library books are going to be purged from the shelves without being replaced by newer additions or contemporary material. If students wish to access copies of the books lost, they will have to seek them out online or through interlibrary loan. The books that are being targeted for removal will be all the books that have not been checked out or tagged in the past 20 years, regardless of relevancy or historic value. While these books have not have made it to the front desk, that does not mean they have not been accessed by students. While some students simply enjoy perusing the aisles of the library and return the books on their own, other students are concerned they may be losing a valuable resource for their studies or career. For instance, some may also find that “out of date” books provide insight on perspectives from different eras of history. Another concern is that books donated in memory of someone will be discarded. A Library is seen as a physical manifestation of knowledge, and a symbol of IUP’s academic integrity. Will people continue to donate to the library as they have when almost half of the library books are no longer available?
It is an unfortunate fact that most students are not aware of this issue. Although a survey was conducted by the Student Government Association (SGA), there were only 80 participants, which is a poor reflection of the thousands of students, professors, and community members who access the IUP campus library. Some of those who have viewed the survey questions complain that the questions consistently leaned towards a certain answer, and accuse the survey of being tailored to support the book purging. A motion was also conducted by SGA to support the book purge. Because of the lack of advertisement of this issue, and because the survey and motion were conducted so quickly, it would be erroneous to believe either the survey or the motion are reflective of what the IUP populations actually wants.
The Book Purge is motivated by the complaint that the first and bottom floor of the library becomes too crowded during finals week and other concentrated periods of widespread studying. To resolve this issue, IUP has decided to eliminate books from the second floor and turn it into another group study area. While the second and third floor of the library already have study cubicles, only the first and bottom floor are accessible to students after midnight. The problems IUP is looking to address could be resolved by simply extending the hours which the second and third floors can be accessed during known periods of high traffic, such as the week before finals. Another option would be to look into utilizing existing unused space, instead of wasting man hours on removing books, doing away with a cherished historic resource, and paying to renovate the second floor. IUP could open up select floors of the Humanities and Social Science building or other academic buildings for studying; academic departments could use this as an opportunity to host studying events to encourage camaraderie amongst students. Another option would be to make the abandoned Foster Dining Hall an impressive study center, if that much space is needed.
It is understood that libraries have been changing since the eruption of the digital age, but this action seems like an overzealous response to fit with the times. The library has a beautiful collection that should not be altered so drastically. Historically, getting rid of books has never gone well either. The IUP students, faculty, and Indiana community all rely on the library and are proud to have such extensive resources. Many people feel unheard and like their voice is being ignored. By signing this petition, you agree that this purging should come to a halt so that the community may converse more deeply, compromise, and come to a conclusion that reflects all those impacted by this decision.
(To take further action, go check some books out from the library and/or take some to the front desk to restock.)
Materials quarry off of Bluff road, behind the state streets. Last year this quarry took two of its to die before Vulcan Materials will fix their fencing and add more security measures to their 475-foot death pit?
Please join me in making a stand against Vulcan Materials' lack of safety precautionsRead more
Anderson ReeseColumbia, SC, United States
Created Nov 23, 2021
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remove ALL racist materials from school grounds. These relics serve as constant visual reminders, racial hurdles should not be one of those challenges. Removing these materials and taking down theRead more
learning more, I've seen that the Chinese markets for Australian recycled materials are coming to a close to use items made from recycled materials. This would include park benches, bollards, deckingRead more