Pollution and Prevention
Role Of An Individual In prevention Of Pollution
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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ROLE OF AN INDIVIDUAL IN PREVENTION OF
WHAT IS POLLUTION ?
• Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the
natural environment that cause adverse change.
• Pollution can take the form of chemical
substances or energy, such as noise, heat or light.
• There are different types of pollution such as air, water,
soil, radioactive, thermal, noise, light and visual
pollution, and littering.
THE QUESTION IS:
Who introduced these contaminants into
the natural environment ?
Definitely, us Humans
WHERE THIS COULD LEAD TO?
• Simply, this could lead to the end of everything
Is there any Hope???
As we say :
If there is a problem , there is a solution
For pollution , there are solutions
SO, THERE IS HOPE
But the race is against time!!
HOW CAN WE WIN THIS RACE?
• We know that “Prevention is better than Cure”
• Thus, to win this ‘race’ each of us have to play our roles
in preventing pollution
"If we heal the earth, we heal ourselves."
LETS SEE WHAT WE CAN DO
as an individual
• Stop smoking or at least follow the “No Smoking” sign.
• Use unleaded gasoline in your cars.
• Keep your car properly maintained to keep it in good
running condition to avoid smoke emissions.
• Share a ride or engage in car pooling.
• Instead of using your cars, choose to walk or ride a
bicycle whenever possible. With this eco-friendly
practice, you will also be healthier and happier by
• Never use open fires to dispose of wastes.
• Adopt the 3Rs of solid waste management: reduce,
reuse and recycle.
• Inorganic materials such as metals, glass and plastic; also
organic materials like paper, can be reclaimed and
• Start composting brown leaves in your yard and green
scraps from your kitchen. It will reduce waste while
improving your yard and garden soils.
• Reconnect with nature. Live green by using green
power supplied abundantly and freely by wind and the
• Hang your laundry to dry to minimize use of gas or
electricity from your dryers. Enjoy fresh air from open
windows to lessen the use of air conditioning system.
• Say a big "NO" to GMOs or genetically modified
organisms. Genetically engineered crops are not only
bad for the environment since they require massive
amount of fungicides, pesticides, and herbicides; but
GMO altered foods are also of health risks and can
negatively impact farmers' livelihood.
• Patronize local foods and goods. In this manner,
transporting goods and foods prepared with GMOs
which uses fuel from conventional energy sources will be
• Use eco-friendly or biodegradable materials instead of
plastic which are made up of highly toxic substances
injurious to your health.
• Create your green space.
Value your garden. Plant more trees and put indoor
plants in your homes. They clean the air, provide oxygen
and beautify your surroundings. Thus, care for them and
by protecting them, especially the big trees around and
in the forest, you protect yourself and your family, too.
• Have a proper waste disposal system especially for toxic
• Take very good care of your pets and their wastes.
• Never throw, run or drain or dispose into the water, air, or
land any substance in solid, liquid or gaseous form that
shall cause pollution.
• Do not cause loud noises and unwanted sounds to avoid
• Do not litter in public places.
• Anti-litter campaigns It ,can educate the populace.
• Industries should use fuel with lower sulphur content.
• Industries should monitor their air emissions regularly
and take measures to ensure compliance with the
prescribed emission standards.
• Industries should strictly follow applicable government
regulations on pollution control.
• Organic waste should be dumped in places far from
• Try to buy consumer goods in refillable glass containers
instead of cans or throwaway bottles.
• Also try to buy rechargeable batteries for flashlights,
toys, and household items.
• Use pesticides in your home only when absolutely
necessary and use them in small amounts.
• products containing toxic ingredients only when you
cannot avoid using them and buy only as much as you
• Choose items that have the least packaging or no
• Install gobar gas (Biogas) plants in areas of high
availability of cow dung.
• Try to organize small local community meetings to discuss
positive approaches to pollution prevention.
Help stop pollution. Join the Earth Day celebration every April 22nd
and consider making it an everyday practice for the rest of your
MANDATORY REMINDER FROM CNN
• NASA reports that by the next 10 months, earth gets
hotter by 4 degrees from now. Himalayan glaciers are
melting at rapid rate. We must help fight Global
Warming by doing the following steps:
• 1) Plant more trees
• 2) Don't waste water
• 3) Use cloth bag and don't burn plastic
CONSIDER THESE . . .
• Breathing is life. We know that we will survive without
food for several weeks and without water for few days,
but without oxygen, we will die in a matter of minutes.
• The oxygen, the air we breathe sustains us. So, let us
make today and everyday a good day for everyone.
Allow the earth to have more clean air. Help control
• “One person alone cannot save the planet’s
biodiversity, but each individual’s effort to encourage
nature’s wealth must not be underestimated.”- United
Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)