WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2012
“GO GREEN CAMPAIGN”
ICWO , Action aid and SCI -
INDIAN COMMUNITY WELFARE ORGANISATION - I.C.W.O.
Vallalar Colony, Anna Nagar West, Chennai – 600 040
Phone: 26184392, 65515742
World Environment Day, commemorated each year on 5 June, is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.
As our Earth is now facing the severe threat of Global warming, immediate steps have to be taken to protect the Earth. Global warming is caused by the emission of greenhouse gases. 72% of the totally emitted greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide (CO2), 18% Methane and 9% Nitrous oxide (NOx). Carbon dioxide emissions therefore are the most important cause of global warming.
ORGANIZERS FOR THE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY GO GREEN CAMPAIGN
ICWO jointly organizing the campaign with SCI India and Action aid on “World Environment Day 2012” among the youth to create awareness on” I PROMISE, I GO GREEN”. ICWO staffs Ms Rebecca, Ms Lydia and Ms Jane Coordinated the Campaign.
OBJECTIVES OF THE CAMPAIGN
Ø To create awareness on environment protection
Ø To encourage and educate youth on environment and climate change
Ø To express our respect and commitment towards environment and Mother Nature.
DETAILS AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE CAMPAIGN
Date : 5th June 2012
Time : 10.30am to 01.30pm
Venue : Alza Mall, No:4, Monteath Road, Chennai-8
Organizers : Indian Community Welfare Organization, Action Aid, SCI-
Hon’ Thiru B.V.Ramanaa, Minister for Environment Government of Tamilnadu inaugurated the event by 11.00 am.
Followed by the inauguration poster release was done by the Hon’ Thiru B.V.Ramanaa, Minister for Environment Government of Tamilnadu.
Followed by the poster release Oath taking by lighting candles, by Hon’ Thiru B.V.Ramanaa, Minister for Environment Government of Tamilnadu and the participants took place, on protecting the environment and respecting the environment.
Speaking on the occasion Hon’ Thiru B.V.Ramanaa, Minister for Environment Government of Tamilnadu shared that There is a need for awakening the world over to have a clean and healthy environment. Environment is influenced by a variety of factors; the multiplicity of factors makes environmental management a complex issue. So each one should be responsible for the healthy and pure environment and respect the Mother Nature. Everyone should take it as their personal responsibility to safeguard the environment and brighten up our life and future generations.
Speaking on the occassion Mr.Janardhanam, Former President, SCI Tamil Nadu remarked Many people and governments are already working hard to cut greenhouse gases, and everyone can help. In addition to reducing the gases we emit to the atmosphere, we can also increase the amount of gases we take out of the atmosphere. Plants and trees absorb CO2 as they grow, “sequestering” carbon naturally. Increasing forestlands and making changes to the way we farm could increase the amount of carbon we’re storing.
Mr.A.J.Hariharan shared that the Go Green campaign focus mainly on youth as youth have to participate and youth needs to be sensitized and they have lot to contribute to the climate change issues and they can actively participate and sensure a safe tomorrow and a pleasant environment.Youth need to come fight against to stop Global warming for the better. ICWO is committed to initiate intervention wherever needed to stop global warming. The fight against global warming cannot be in isolation it needed collaboration effort and needed different stakeholders, corporates, NGOs, CBOs, along with general public to work towards in fighting against global Warming.
Ms. Esther MariaSelvam, Programme Manager, Action Aid India, Chennai Region shared that in this Era of modernization things are getting more and more commercialized as well as privatized which will adversly affect the environment and its natural balance ,so what we can do is promoting sustainable agriculture in which the local community people can be involved thereby reducing the poverty and balancing as well as improving the ecosystem.In this aspect we should make the people more aware and should practise sustainable agriculture for a green tomorrow.
A street play was conducted by the professional team-Yetram Kalai Kuzhu,based on the theme Go Green.The street play on different themes like importance of trees, recycling,stop usage of plastics etc grabbed attention of a large number and the theme on Environment protection was well displayed.
The campaign had a duration starting from 10.30 am till 7.00 pm.
The GO GREEN CAMPAIGN was successfully conducted, around 1500 participants and students from 9 different colleges. Hon’ Thiru B.V.Ramanaa, Minister for Environment Government of Tamilnadu, was impressed by the initiatives of ICWO, Action Aid and SCI-India .And he encouraged and appreciated the volunteers and staff of ICWO for the effort .
Director – ICWO
Friday, June 29, 2012
Posted by ICWO at 3:25 AM