“With the world fighting a pandemic together and most countries in lockdown, the environment seems to have benefited slightly. Nature seems to have been busy reclaiming its spaces. Among other things, it is getting to breathe and clean itself a little, in the absence of the constant flurry of human activities. Why is that important? It is, because just like other things, the environment needs some downtime, too. And human beings anyway tend to take everything for granted, including the resources they get from nature.
The air we breathe, the water we drink, the sun rays that reach us, and the food that we consume every day, are all gifts from the environment, and as such, it becomes important that they are respected, their values understood. World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5, to remind people to not take nature for granted, and to read the signs, understand them, and act accordingly. It is one of the biggest annual events in the world run by the United Nations to raise awareness among people.
The World Environment Day 2020’s theme is “Celebrate Biodiversity”. The theme is extremely relevant because human beings are part of the ecosystem and cannot continue to survive in isolation. Biodiversity is important for the survival of all living things big and small, on land, or in water. We need to understand that while there may be a food chain and ranking of species, every living thing is connected to another living thing, and together it forms a network of diverse life forms on the planet.
You can do your bit on June 5, by educating other people and bringing some lifestyle changes yourself, to put less burden on the environment. Please remember – There’s no planet B, so do not let our future dry up.”
– Turbaashu Bhattacharya
Roserve Enviro Pvt. Ltd.
Turbaashu Bhattacharya is the Business Head of Roserve Enviro Pvt Ltd. Roserve Enviro (A Joint Venture between Concord Enviro Pvt Ltd and Danish Climate Investment Fund i.e. DCIF) was set up in Oct 2016 to cater to the fast-growing industrial wastewater recycling and treatment sector. Concord Enviro is a leading manufacturer and service provider of industrial wastewater recycling and desalination systems whereas DCIF is a fund managed by IFU, an Investment Fund owned by the Government of Denmark, with a mandate to invest in developing countries.
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