My heartiest thanks to Kamal Shrestha Sir for nominating me for GAMBA award. I am also glad to be a part of his great initiative regarding peace and environment conservation.
Being aware of own’s environment is one of a good sign of nature lover. Through this initiative of him, I am sure that more and more people will come up with their views for conservation of environment.
The people of these days are full of chaos and confusion regarding their future, career, jobs etc so there is a need of peace of mind for a healthy calm life. And by talking about various ideas on peace, we are promoting it too.
We are alive because of this beautiful environment. We have been exploiting environment since the day we inhabited Earth and now, our reckless actions have lead to degradation of environment as a result of polluted air, soil and water. So, I can say this initiative is a call for all to contribute in saving environment.
Peace and Environment
Did you notice how beautifully the two themes have been chosen? Haven’t you been happy and peaceful after having a walk in your garden, after a vacation on beautiful natural environment, away from cities? So, what I mean to say is that the natural environment brings the peace and is is our responsibility to protect our environment.
Rules & Regulations 1. Thank the person who nominated you, with a link to their blog. 2. Make a Post of the Award with a Statement on Concept of PEACE & SAVE ENVIRONMENT as above. And Tag your post with the #greatachiever. 3. Mention the rules and regulations. 4. Ask 7 questions of your choice. One of the question most include about “PEACE” and one for “SAVE Environment”. 5. Nominate at least 7 fellow bloggers or more to 21 bloggers and notify them. 6. Follow @kamalsbloggingcafe (https://kamalsbloggingcafe.wordpress.com) to secure certification as a badge to get a chance of collecting badge of GAMBA WORDPRESS SHINING STAR AWARD for PEACE & SAVE ENVIRONMENT. For more details visit https://kamalsbloggingcafe.wordpress.com/award/.
My answers to questions:
1. How can you be a good blogger as a member of WordPress Global Village?
As a member of WordPress Global Village, I would just put forth my opinions regarding whatever going around the world, both about the things which everyone one knows and also about the the thing which I think should be discussed like most importantly the environment conservation. The environment has been giving many viable resources for our daily activities and it is the environment which makes Earth habitable so, I believe that we should never forget that and do whatever we can do at our level regarding environmental conservation.
2. Could you please define a word “PEACE” from your point of view?
Peace is ‘inner satisfaction’. Whatever we do should satisfy our body, mind and soul and that very satisfaction brings about peace. But, whatever we do, we should try our level best that it should not hurt the dignity and feelings of other people. As we all know, if we ever did anything wrong, ‘KARMA’ is there to take us down. And that fear of destruction when we do wrong will never lead to peace.
3.How can you save trees?
We all know that we directly or indirectly need trees for most of our daily works. At our level, we should try our best to go for paperless/digital payments and online document sharing, wherever possible. As we need trees so, it is best to plant more and more.
4. Do you think human trafficking is still a crosscutting issues?
Still today, inspite of the strict laws against the heinous crime, human trafficking is prevalent and it is the suffering of victums across the world. We may have just read a few cases about this in newspapers and other online sources but, we could never know the lives of those people. The main reasons why it is still crosscutting issues maybe due to the gender gap and labour. Not everyone is privileged enough to fight for their own rights because of their plight conditions in society and this is one of those cases. To achieve a fruitful society, this issue should be also taken into account for the sake of millions of innocent lives.
5. What thing do you sacrifice to make a happy family environment?
Till now I don’t think I have sacrificed anything for my family. But, there are several many things about which my views and their views are different and I prefer not to debate with them over those issues only to maintain a good family relationship.
6. Which animal do you like most? Why?
I love dogs because of their loyalty. They are beautiful creatures and adorable.
7. What do you think about the journalist or youtubers?
The journalists and the youtubers are doing a great job in spreading awareness regarding social issues of their own region and well as throwing light on sufferings of many innocent lives. The youtubers are a source of encouragement to the talented people who are shy to show or who didn’t have realised their true potentials. There are countless of channels based on motivation for students and youths. However, some of them have negative roles too like use of hatred speech, religion based offensive content. But, I would focus on good things only as everyone has a brain to decide what is true and acceptable and what’s not.
8. Is a movie-star play a vital role to aware most of the people around the world or just they present their performance to earn money?
A movie takes few months or years to be released and to act well the stars should be acknowledged with the theme so, as far as I believe they know only a little portion about any issue sufficient for their particular roles. However, the real sufferings may not be totally exposed to them under their professional lives. But, many of those stars host social programs and campaigns and contribute to donations too, which is highly appreciable.
Here are my questions for nominees:
1. Why do you think peace is necessary in your life as well as at the global level too? 2. How can we aware more and more people towards environment conservation? 3. Share any of your lessons that you have learnt from nature, if any. 4. How have you made your lockdown days productive for your career and for self development? 5. What are the basic things that make a supportive society? 6. What makes anyone successful in their life? 7. Which social issues need to be critically discussed and what are your views on them?
We mostly think the carbon emissions and the wastes from industries as the source of air pollution. But, most of our daily needs items are a cause of air pollution as they release many harmful chemicals into the air, belonging to a class of compounds called volatile organic compounds or VOCs.
VOCs are the vapors or gases released from certain solids or gases, mainly the derivatives of petroleum and other fossil products. It has been found out that the concentration of VOCs in indoor air is much higher than that in outdoor air. These compounds easily evaporate and so, they remain suspended in the air, react with other gases like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide etc forming many lung irritating fine particulates in air. They also form ozone. The same ozone layer of stratosphere which protects us from UV rays becomes poisonous at ground level as it reacts with other particulates and gives rise to harmful chemical smog. Thus, in all these ways VOCs come out to be deadly.
VOC’s major sources are petroleum and other fossil products but, they are also released by a wide number of daily household products, briefly discussed as follows:
The chemical vapors of formaldehyde (mutagen and carcinogen), benzene (which is carcinogen) and trichloroethylene are released by household cleaners and paints.
The sweet smelling perfumes and deodorants also emit many lung irritating particulates.
The newly formed furnitures and cabinet.
Combustion of fuel, woods and coals produce major of VOCs.
Some other sources are shampoo, hairspray, air fresheners, cleaning sprays, laundry detergent, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer.
So, want a clean indoor air?? Say Yes to Plants!!! Here’s how they help!!!
Plants purify the indoor air through a mechanism called phytoremediation, in which the VOC’s are utilized by the plant tissues and roots and transported to the microorganisms present in the soil and in association with plant roots to be metabolized. Plants also remove harmful ozone from the ground air. These plants have greater ability to use the sunlight for their metabolism as they belong to the tropical rainforest, where they have to compete for the sunlight among the forest canopy.
Although all the plants have ability of air purification but the few plants, mostly herbs very effective in purification of indoor air are listed below with their scientific names:
Dwarf banana- Musa cavendishii. Chrysanthemum- Chrysantheium morifolium
Bamboo palm- Chamaedorea seifrizii. Weeping fig- Ficus benjamina. English ivy- Hedera helix. Peace lily- Spathiphyllum. Species of philodendron- Philodendron sp. Aloe vera- Aloe barbadensis.
The research of NASA scientists suggested that about 15-18 medium size plants for a house of 1800 to 2000 square ft is efficient for removing indoor air pollutants. Moreover, if the lower leaves of plants are removed, making the soil more exposed to air improve the purification process.
Besides these herbs, we can also opt for the herbal environment friendly and chemicals free products for daily needs. Now a days herbal products are much preferred.
📌At any time about 67% of the Earth’s surface is covered by cloud.
📌There are about 10 different types of clouds.
📌 There is a method to induce rain from the clouds called cloud seeding. In this process, clouds are sprinkled with silver iodide or dry ice from a plane to cause condensation of water droplets leading to rain.
📌 Noctilucent clouds are those which appear only after first star is seen and so are also called night clouds. They are very rare. They appear as silvery blue or reddish orange.
📌Clouds are considered lucky in Iran.
📌 A cloud formation in horizon in UK is considered to be unlucky.
Today I am with an amazing article on the relation between nature and human beings instead of some pictures…
When I randomly ask you about the most fascinating thing of your life, it will not be a social media post or any movie (I am not against them I mean to say reality is more amazing than the virtual world) but, it will surely be something related to nature like, when you first hiked a mountain, when you first saw a waterfall, snow-covered peaks, the beautiful sea waves and many more…so, we all have felt close to nature atleast a time or several many times or everytime…
Even the psychological studies have proved that human beings are really close to nature and the natural environment in which they live has a lot to do with human psychology.
So, they called the branch dealing with this as environmental psychology or ecopsychology…
This branch was introduced on the basis of a research publication by Proshansky and group in 1958 at the University of New York.
As per the need of time when nature’s extreme exploitation by humans has led to change in climatic conditions, loss of habitats of rare and extinct animals, ecosystem imbalance, ecopsychology can be a medium towards sustainable development. It will lead to a healthy relationship between nature and human.
📌 When we will step out of our homes and see the wonders of nature, we will desire to protect them too…
📌 We will appreciate the beautiful things nature has to give…
📌 When we will look at the trees, we will develop a lot of gratitude as they keep our surroundings so peaceful…
📌 When it rains, we all love that pleasant petrichor smell and the sounds of raindrops falling around that will urge us to be more environment friendly to keep favourable climatic conditions…
📌 When we spend time outside, we are more aware of what we see, what we hear, what we smell and what we feel thus, enhancing our senses…
📌 A study of cognitive benefits of nature concluded that the people walking in a natural environment had a better memory than that of those in urban areas (Berman, Jonides, Kaplan, 2008).
📌 Research has shown that people who practice forest bathing have optimum nervous system functions, well-balanced heart conditions and reduced bowel disorders.
📌 Engaging oneself in outdoor areas reduces eyesight disorders such as hypermetropia and myopia…
📌 The greenery around gives freshness and calmness.
📌 Even many of the hospitals treat patients in a natural environment for better recovery rates.
📌 When the chemically prepared medicines have failed to treat a disease, Indian Ayurveda system has discovered the cure to many ailments, which is totally based on natural products and meditation.
Lastly, I would like to say that nature has a lot to give, we should learn to conserve.
It being rainy days, no beautiful sunsets or colorful clouds and no pictures of them.
So, the ideas has to be found in home itself. Here’s my try over a mesh of window. Amazingly, I spotted a creature, a leaf, few rain drops and experiment with smoke produced with incense stick. A nice morning start with pleasant fragrance…