Lakshy’s initiative towards a Greener Planet

Lakshy’s initiative towards a Greener Planet
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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY (WED) is a day to heighten awareness of the environment and organize public action for environmental protection. It is observed on June 5 throughout the world.

WED was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to mark the day when the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment began. The first World Environment Day was observed in 1973. The establishment of the World Environment Day reflected the awareness and attitude of the world’s people towards the environment and expressed mankind’s aspirations and pursuit for a beautiful environment.

The United Nations has declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity. It is an opportunity to stress the importance of biodiversity for human well-being, reflect on our achievements to safeguard it and encourage a redoubling of our efforts to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss.

Did you know that you are one in a million? Or more precisely, one of millions on this wondrous planet – anywhere in fact between an estimated 5 to 100 million species. If you think about it that means there is a lot we still don’t know about our planet, or whom we share it with. We do know though that humans are among only a handful of species whose populations are growing, while many animals and plants are becoming rarer and fewer. A total of 17,291 species are known to be threatened with extinction, but this is just the tip of the iceberg; many species disappear before they are even discovered. Human activities are mostly to blame – what we use, where we live and what we consume, all have an impact on the Earth’s resources. As a result, we are risking the loss of the very foundation of survival. The variety of life – known as ‘biodiversity’ – gives us our food, clothes, fuel, medicine and much more. When one species is taken out of the intricate web of life, it can trigger a domino effect with unforeseen consequences.

At the same time, humans do have the power to stem the tide of extinction. Through conservation action, we have brought species back from the brink and restored vital natural habitats. But, we need to do much more and faster.

Therefore, the theme for this year is “Many Species – One Planet – One Future”, to celebrate the incredible diversity of life on Earth. It echoes the urgent call to conserve the diversity of life on our planet. A world without biodiversity is a very bleak prospect. Millions of people and millions of species all share the same planet, and only together can we enjoy a safer and more prosperous future.

On this occasion, Lakshy Management Consultant Pvt. Ltd. being a socially responsible organization joined hands & partnered millions of green youth across the world for this noble cause. Lakshy sponsored and conducted tree plantation activities for local school children in Navi Mumbai. To propagate better awareness on Environment Protection and efficient management / mitigation of adverse environmental impacts, Lakshy also conducted a 90 minute free webinar on “Implementation of ISO 14001: Environment Management System” in order to reach a wider and diverse audience.

This world environment day will bear its significance only when the people of the nations are awakened and they get together in making the planet Earth greener and healthier. As we celebrate WED, let us consider carefully the actions each of us must take, and then address ourselves to our common task of preserving all life on Earth.

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