For too long, our planet’s ecosystem has been exploited and destroyed to fuel our technological advancement. Every three seconds, the world loses enough forest to cover a football pitch, and over the last century, we have destroyed half of our wetlands.June 5, 2019
For too long, our planet’s ecosystem has been exploited and destroyed to fuel our technological advancement. Every three seconds, the world loses enough forest to cover a football pitch, and over the last century, we have destroyed half of our wetlands. As much as 50 percent of our coral reefs have already been lost and up to 90 percent of coral reefs could be lost by 2050, even if we realise that we need to change our ways and manage to limit the increase in global warming to only 1.5°C. This is indeed a grim picture. The world body closely following our activities, the United Nations, thankfully came to this realisation quite early. Since 1974, World Environment Day has been celebrated every year on 5 June, engaging governments, businesses and citizens in an effort to address pressing environmental issues. In recent years, due to climatic change, global warming, and the rise in pollution levels in the megacities of the world, The talk about the environment is finally finding its rightful place, be it the use of renewable forms of energy or manufacturing in an environment-friendly manner by promoting the use of recyclables and better ways of management of waste.
We have finally allocated a day in the calendar year and a few days around it when we ponder in all earnest what can be done for a cleaner, greener, happier world. And it seems to be working for the world, as a number of countries have reduced their greenhouse emissions and many more have aligned themselves with this goal. World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on 5 June every year, and is the United Nations' principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment. The people at Technomak celebrated the day by planting trees in their backyard. For the 2019 campaign – Green Challenge, started on WED, also marking the start of the monsoon season in various parts of Asia, Technomak requested the employees to plant a tree by themselves and the family members in the home country were invited to take part in a raffle draw with exciting rewards.