Friday, March 9, 2012

Time to change!

          I love delicate things. I love candles, perfume and daisies, picnics and soft music. I love being a woman - I love being the softer and gentler species of mankind. A little effort given as an encouraging word, a smile or a pat on the back of those who need desperately makes me realize the power a woman has to put a smile on the face of many people. I enjoy knowing I have the power to change for the better.

        Change is good for us. Can you imagine having Christmas all year, or summer? It seems just about the time we get settled in to a season, another comes along. Maybe it is to remind us that life never stays the same. And I think it’s high time for change: change to make Earth a better place to live in.

         It hurts me to the core to see Mother Earth being squandered unlimitedly. It’s been several years that we have been deteriorating the health of our planet by changing the climatic conditions leading to global warming. We, the human beings sustain due to the presence of natural resources on earth. Due to rapid increase in the population and standard of living, we are faced with energy crisis. If we deplete it by industrial or human activities, we would not leave anything for our grandchildren to survive here.

            On Earth, human activities are changing the natural greenhouse. Over the last century the burning of fossil fuels like coal and oil has increased the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide. This happens because the coal or oil burning process combines carbon with oxygen in the air to make CO2. To a lesser extent, the clearing of land for agriculture, industry, and other human activities have increased concentrations of greenhouse gases. The consequences of changing the natural atmospheric greenhouse are difficult to predict, but certain effects seem likely to devastate the total human race if drastic steps are not taken in the right time.

            In order to survive and let our future generation to survive and enjoy the resources, we need to take greener steps right now. Since conventional sources of energy are increasingly depleted. Hence, Non-conventional Energy Sources have emerged as potential source of energy in India and world at large. The demand for energy is increasing day by day. The ever increasing uses of modern means of transport, changing lifestyles and mechanization of labour have led to a sudden and very large spurt in energy requirement. There is still a considerable potential for alternative energy sources. Increased use of renewable energy sources for energy generation will not only meet the energy demand but also result in substantial environmental benefits.

            Some industries have already taken steps to use greener technologies, while some are on their way to be green. All companies should start a programme that helps the environment in some way or the other. If we are benefited by the environment by so many means, it’s our moral obligation to return something back to the environment. And what we can give back is: the normal climatic condition of environment for all to live healthily.
As a young leader who beliefs in being HUMAN (Helpful, Understanding, Mingle, Amuse, Nurture), I think I should encourage employees, clients, consumers within my network to think and work in a greener way and the products/services should be designed following a green technology. If every one of us thinks the same way then this will help making our planet green!! Besides, I would also like to suggest that if we consume the sources of energy more effectively from the first itself, we’ll need to put less effort to conserve the energy resources for the future. Prevention is better than cure, as we know it.

             “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”. I shall be doing my part for the Blue Planet. What about you? Your planet needs you. Just saving energy on the Earth Day would not make much difference for the past damage. Treat every day as Earth Day. Go green!


  1. Hi,
    A beautiful thought.
    I live in Hyderabad, and we are already reeling under the impact of heat, water shortage and power cuts.

    When we have excess rain, no one thinks of rainwater harvesting. Buildings are erected without any thought about water conservation, or solar power.
    When will we change?

  2. Go Green! Good article, Swarupa. Everyone of us should know why there is a fog over all our cities; what it is made of; what we all breathe in besides oxygen etc - as knowledge is the first step to change.

  3. Good thought..!we should take step each day rather than talking big things only on environment day or in environment conferences.Things will not work only by giving slogans 'It's time to wake up',we actually have to wake up and have to do work for the environment.

  4. yea it is a perfect article to mobilise a moment...being an engineer who works on a thermal plant consuming coal, see the difficulties a very large organisation faces making a change in alternative source of energy genration unlike a small organisation...but implementing pollution control here in coal plant is also a possibilty nd we r doing it