City Pulse

5 sustainable resolutions to follow on Earth Day

April 22, 2020
  • Plastic is estimated to occupy 20% of the 4000 tonne of municipal solid waste generated in Bengaluru. It’s time we say ‘No’ to single-use-plastic.

  • According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) every second, textiles equalling one garbage truck load end up in a landfill or are burned. Let's shop keeping sustainability in mind.

  • If Bengalureans continue relying on private modes of transport, it may lead to an increase in particulate matter pollution by more than 70% by 2030. Using public transport is the best solution.

  • Effective segregation of wastes means that less waste goes to landfill which makes it cheaper and better for people and the environment.

  • Volunteering helps us make new friends, improves our self-esteem, helps us advance in our career and also motivates us to stay fit. Let's volunteer and make a difference.

The COVID-19 lockdown may have affected our daily routine. However, it has given our planet an opportunity to heal.

Reports emerge that skies are clearer, water is purer and endangered flora and fauna are coming back to life.Let this lockdown be a lesson. Even after it ends, let’s focus on being sustainable.

As we celebrate Earth Day today, let’s pledge to take up these 5 sustainable resolutions and undo the harm we have caused our planet.