At the outset, investigate the situation of a peace community with regard to its environment as we should know the ecosystem of each region. We should have a clear understanding in order to sustain and promote a higher quality of the environment. Many factors affect the quality of the environment, such as the availability and quality of water, methods of waste disposal, deforestation and its effects, people’s attitude and approach to natural resources such as ponds, rivers, and forests. We also need to study people’s ways to save energy, the possibility of planting trees, government support, initiatives, etc. Once the areas are identified that need improvement, an action plan can be drawn up, taking the following into account:
- Conduct an awareness campaign regarding the importance of saving the earth. Conduct school-level seminars and conferences, creating a peace community in the school, and encouraging children to take peace initiatives.
- Conduct family seminars to encourage women to influence their children to work for a better world.
- Liaise with political leaders to win community support from social groups and spiritual leaders, to rope in more people into the initiative.
The following programs can help save the earth:
- Keep the earth clean; do not pollute it.
- Encourage all efforts, big and small, to avoid contamination of the earth.
- Avoid the use of polythene bags for daily use.
- Recycle domestic waste.
- Adopt harmless ways of disposing of waste materials.
- Provide re-usable canvas bags for grocery shopping.
- Encourage the use of natural/solar energy in a cost-effective manner.
- Avoid/minimize the use of fuels.
- Dry clothes in sunlight.
- Prevent air pollution.
- Air is polluted by the emission of harmful materials into the atmosphere.
- Air pollution is equivalent to poisoning the air.
- Air pollution is the largest health risk causing cancer, lung disease and death.
- A major cause of air pollution is the use of fossil fuels; avoid them.
- Avoid cooking stoves that spew ash, smoke and coal particles into the air.
- Chemicals used in the manufacture of paint and building materials are harmful to health. Lead, asbestos, ammonia and mercury are dangerous materials that must be used cautiously and disposed of safely.
- Plant more trees to sustain the oxygen levels in the atmosphere and to reduce the level of ammonia in it. Plants help clear the atmosphere of harmful elements.
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