We don’t just drink water, but we eat water as well. A closer look at the concept of water footprint will explain that we don’t just drink and eat water, but we wear it, play with it, drive it and what not!
Single-use plastic has emerged as the biggest challenge facing our planet, or is it? Well, if you believe the government, social organisations, media et al there is no other way to save Planet Earth but to get rid of plastic rotting (not literally) in our oceans, soil and food chain.
The Earth Day, which falls on April 22 every year, is an occasion to remind us -- Home sapiens -- of the reality that we are just a spec on the timeline of this unique planet, but as the smartest species ever, it is our responsibility to sustain its livability for all living being.
About 50 years back, one of the seasonal tasks women would perform by the fag end of winter was to sun-dry vegetables like brinjals, tomatoes, fenugreek and many more so that the family can still get a taste of these season-specific veggies in the hot and humid seasons that followed. The heat of the sun would drain the greens of the moisture, making it easy to preserve them for a long period of time.
Forest fires have been raging across the country, destroying trees in thousands of acres of land and leaving several animals homeless or even dead. Starting with Odisha in March, the news have been coming thick and fast from states of Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh to name a few. While the jury is out to decide who lit the first twig, it is quite evident that lack of effective control and monitoring on part of the government machinery are primarily responsible for the loss of such rich biodiversity. So, instead of blaming the forest department, why not put the responsibility of looking after forests to the local community?