2010 World Environment Day

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Celebrated on June 5th 2010, the World Environment Day gives us the opportunity to assess environmental issues worldwide and to stimulate people to act for its conservation. Environmental issues in India are especially worrying. As part of a global help strategy towards sustainable development, the organization Humanium has been developing an Indian environmental program.

Launched by the United Nations in 1972, the World Environment Day’s aim is to encourage a global awareness of environmental issues. This is the opportunity the populations need so as to become the true actors of a sustainable and ethical development. In order to guarantee a clean and safe environment for future generations, this day focuses on international cooperation and the participation of everyone at a local level.

The theme of this 2010 World Environment day is biodiversity. The conservation of species and of our planet’s ecosystem has raised the major issue concerning the natural diversity of living organisms. A bad management of protected sites, pollution and climate changes have jeopardized the existence of numerous animal and plant species. Human activities such as deforestation and intensive farming are harmful to living organisms and dry up water resources, endangering human beings themselves.

In India, massive deforestation, pollution and animal trafficking are very hard on the biodiversity. In the last decades, industries have developed careless of their consequences on humans and nature. Air pollution has become very dangerous. In a city such as Calcutta, seven out of ten people suffer from respiratory problems. In rural areas, organic waste is being replaced by plastic. 80% of city wastes end up in the rivers. The country’s network of rivers is now alarmingly polluted. In some areas of India, due to extreme pumping, farming and daily consumption, numerous water tables have disappeared.The World Bank already predicts that by 2020 it is India that will suffer the most from heavy pressure on its natural resources. India’s biodiversity, water, earth, air and forests are most at risk.

The environmental program of Humanium organization feeds into a global help strategy towards the sustainable development of Indian villages. Informing and raising the consciousness of villagers is crucial: beyond a mere awareness of the issue, villagers truly act for the conservation of their environment. Humanium puts forward sustainable development techniques such as the use of organic fertilizer produced by vermicomposting or the implementation of bio-gas installations. Humanium also supports planting trees, sorting out, collecting and recycling wastes and managing water responsibly. The organization also ensures the promotion of organic farming, such as it used to be traditionally in India.
To help the humanitarian organization Humanium to speak up for the environment and India’s poorest population, you can make a donation online.