Green Earth Movement
An E-Newsletter for the cause of Environment, Peace, Harmony and Justice
Remember - “you and I can decide the future”
Our planet is indeed gasping for breath right now, our
harmful pollutions is indeed choking her slowly and
continues to strip her with her ozone layer. It is time to give
our timely response to this alarming state of the only Planet
we live in, by doing our own share of protecting her with
doing simple things that will surely stir big difference. For if
not, we might be harming ourselves in the years ahead as
well, for nature has its own destructive way of getting back
at us humans, the signs of earth’s displeasure with
inappropriate and harmful activities of humans are now
seen and felt all across the globe like the global warming,
climate change, acid rain, drought, flash floods and other
forms of natural catastrophes. Here is an effort for making
people interested by teaching some practical and small
ways that could help our planet get a sigh of relief.
Collective small efforts by those who are genuinely
concerned with the earth’s welfare will inevitably help her by
STOP CUTTING TREES/PLANT
Trees act as filter of Carbon
Dioxide also prevent us from soil
erosion, flood and droughts.
Deforestation is a major cause
Of global warming and climate
A single tree will absorb one ton of carbon dioxide
over its life time. Shade provided by trees can also
reduce your air conditioning bill by 10 to 15%.
Use public transportation whenever possible,
carpool, shop locally, and ideally switch to a hybrid
or energy-efficient car
Keep your tires inflated to improve gas Mileage by
3 percent. Every gallon you save also saves 20
pounds of CO2 emissions.
Regular maintenance helps improve fuel efficiency
and reduces emissions. When just 1% of car
owners properly maintain their cars, nearly a billion
pounds of carbon dioxide are kept out of the
Make it a habit to think before
Could this be read or stored
Of those 100 trillion plastic bags,
1% are recycled. It takes 1000
years for polyethylene bags to
USE COOL LIGHT (CFL)
Turn off the lights when you aren’t
using them and reduce your direct
lighting energy use by 45 percent. Stop
using heat-producing halogen lamps.
Switch to cool light CFL.
•Turn off he water while brushing your teeth and
save 25 gallons of water a month.
•Take shorter showers to reduce water waste.
•Don’t leave your tap running! Only a dripping tap
means you’re wasting 13 litres of water a day
INTO WET AND DRY.
By segregating your household waste
into wet and dry, you will help to keep
your city/town/water bodies clean,
besides saving a lot of scarce land for
Vegetarian food helps to
Conserve fossil fuel. It takes
78 calories of fossil fuel to
produce 1 calorie of Beef protein; 35
calories for 1 calorie of pork; 22 calories
for 1 of poultry; but just 1 calorie of fossil
fuel for 1 calorie of soybeans. By eating
plant foods instead of animal foods, I
help conserve our non-renewable
sources of energy.
USE SOLAR AND
Wind energy is a form of solar energy,
and therefore, is renewable. Wind does
not need to be produced, like ethanol
does, so there will always be a constant supply of
Solar energy is environmentally friendly. Compared
to fossil fuel which release greenhouse gases,
carcinogens and carbon dioxide, solar cells don’t
release anything into the air. A solar electric system
installed in at home could potentially eliminate 18
tons of greenhouse gas emissions from the
environment each year.
Bio-fuels are renewable
sources of energy. The
bio-fuels are mostly derived from
plants. Unlike fossil fuels, bio-
fuels can be made extremely
fast, in a matter of days.
STOP INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION
Industrial pollution is clearly one of the
biggest contributors to our polluted
landscape. It is nothing but the
resources we are not harvesting. We
allow them to disperse because we’ve
been ignorant of their value.
not just the smoker,
but also family members,
co-workers and others
who breathe the smokers’
FOLLOWING SONG ‘GO GREEN’ SUMMARISES EVERYTHING SAID ABOVE
Go green, go green
And make this neighborhood the very best it’s ever been
Go green, go green
Gather everyone together let’s make a scene.
Go green, go green
It’s easier to go green when you’re a team
Let’s get involved clean up the trash
Separate recycling out now don’t be rash
We can all be proud of our community
Let’s get in gear and take responsibility
I can pack a lunch box every day
With reusable containers no throwaways
I’ll bring shopping bags to the grocery store
Try not to use paper plates or towels anymore
Where there is dirt plant grass and flowers
How about a shady tree that one day will tower
Please turn off the lights and don’t run water long
Yes get in gear and help me as I sing this song
Last chorus then:
Get your neighborhood to be a team
FINAL STATEMENT OF THE CBCI MEETING
Catholic Bishops’ conference of India (CBCI) meeting held at Bangalore on Feb. 1-8,
2012 says the following on environmental issues:
(Para No. 8.8) We stand for the protection of the
environment. We are stewards of God’s
Creation, and we must use our resources for
the good of all, keeping in mind also our duty to
future generations. Illegal mining, deforestation,
some mega projects, pollution of water, air and
land are destructive of ecology. We will resist
such moves and encourage greater use of
natural sources of energy, promote organic
farming, encourage proper methods of waste
management and other such initiatives.
This educational PowerPoint Presentation (editable) is
prepared by GEM Team (courtesy: internet).
For other similar GEM PowerPoint Presentations on
various environmental issues see next slide.
These PPTs may be downloaded from our website
The GEM PPTs can be creatively used for various
groups like school/college students, NGOs,
government officials, Church groups, SCC groups,
housing society members and so on.
1. Twenty Simple Tips
2. Solar Energy
3. Junk Food
4. Plastic – a boon or bane?
5. Green Passion
6. Zero Garbage
7. Soft drink – A Health Hazard
8. Waste to energy
9. Rain Water Harvesting
10. Eco-friendly Religions
11. Happy Green Diwali
12. Climate Change
13. The future of Biodiversity
14. Genetically Modified Foods
15. Waste Water Treatment
16. Body, Organ, Tissue Donation
17. Organic Farming
18. Waste to cooking gas
19. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
20. Protect Mangroves
21. Say NO to Bottled water
22. Save Lakes and Ponds
23. Forests are green lungs
24. Coal Mining and Ecology
25. Sin of Food Waste
26. Climate change and Poverty
27. Stop Water Pollution
28. Carbon Footprints
29. Parks and Open Spaces
30. Rising Sea Levels
31. Laudato Si – Pope’s Encyclical
32. Air Pollution
33. Life Style Changes
34. Laudato Si – Fr Gerard
35. Water Pollution
36. Sand Mining
37. Kids Eco Clubs
38. Water Disaster
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