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We all can do more than Copenhagen every day.. say a wheel-less Wednesday! December 8, 2009

Posted by aglakadam in nature, Social Casue.
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The international climate change talks has already begun in Copenhagen today when I am writing this blog.

One hundred and ninety-two countries have signed the climate change convention. More than 15,000 officials, advisers, diplomats, campaigners and journalists are expected to attend COP15, joined by heads of state and government. Developing countries, including China and India, are eyed with a lot of expectation in this summit.

A 35-member official delegation from India is participating in this event .
Copenhagen is the talk of the town and probably the need of the future generation. I tweeted yesterday that Copenhagen is one of the best & the most sensible gift which this generation of mankind could give to the future. While the attempt shall be to negotiate a new global climate treaty to replace or extend the 1997 Kyoto Protocol beyond 2012. Hopefully this shall be a turning point for this generation of mankind & we should see some useful & executable outputs from the summit.

While universal issues on Climate change are being discussed on a huge platform, I propose a few small steps to address & initiate change on an individual basis. Yes, I am sure small is BIG and all of us together can make major impact to save, preserve & conserve nature :

I suggest :

Clean Monday – Lets resolve to recycle any kind of garbage every Monday, be it papers, plastic or otherwise. Recycling should be mandatory on Monday.

Green Tuesday – Let us all resolve not to use lights, fans & air conditioners at least for 8 hours every Tuesday. Who so ever we are whatever we do, just maintaining this discipline shall make a big difference to the cause.

Wheel – less Wednesday – A resolve not to use our vehicles on Wednesdays, just walk . Think if we all observe this rule, what an enormous amount of saving we end up into!

Less Water Thursday – Let us resolve to use less water in the acts of washing our vehicles, taking a bath & in whichever was we could conserve the use of water in our daily routine. For example we could declare that Thursdays I tell the chauffer not to wash the car, just clean it!

Tulsi Friday : Let us take an oath to plant Tulsi Ocimum tenuiflorum (also tulsi, tulasī) at least one plant every Friday in one house hold or a garden to save the earth from Radiation Poisoning. No, this has to do nothing with religious fanatism, just in case you thought it this way.. but this plant has multifarious medicinal values and also is very helpful in maintaining the OZONE LAYER… Tulsi should be kept in every house for its purifying influence. Tulsi absorbs positive ions, energies, negative ions and liberates ozone from the sun’s rays.

Teach Saturday – Let us all make it a point to teach & tell the concerns of Global Climate change to at least one ignorant person every Saturday. If all of us do this, the awareness will spread like wild fire and definitely will bring in more commitment from more individuals.

Well, Sundays I propose to be relaxed, no rules for Sundays …..

Friends, this is just a thought starter, I invite views, reviews and efforts from as many people as it could be.. I am very clear that Copenhagen Summit is just a forum where issues could be discussed and policies could be evolved. At best these could be implemented conditionally as a rule in the middle of various processes. But to achieve something very substantial we the people of this earth will have to take small steps to make big impact! Remember your next step ( aglakadam ) matters!

Ajit Varwandkar
Twitter @varwandkar
Green Tuesday / 8th Dec’2009