June 15, 2013
In my local zoo, a mother tiger had lost all of her baby cubs in a disastrous accident. She was extremely upset and diagnosed with clinical depression. Zoo authorities wrapped a bunch of piglets with tiger fur and presented it to the mother tiger. To this day she takes care of the piglets as if their her own. Her health is also back on track. This was very touching, personally. Because people view tigers as dangerous and ruthless. But animals just like human beings have morality and emotions. They have the ability to care and love. They deserve as much right to live as humans do. Making the world a greener place will help preserve the homes of these animals. In the past I've also participated in green conferences and making household items out of recyclable wastes. Ever since the incident at the zoo took place, I've dedicated myself to green practices and hope to continue to do so. I see this as a platform to fulfill my duties.
The counter-balance the excessive consumption common in today's world, there are several practices that each of us can put into action to reduce consumption. Placing dustbins but in particular recycle bins each color-coded for a purpose e.g. (One for cans, one for papers/ one for plastics). I also took part in an exhibition where my team advocated green house buildings. In a similar way, exhibitions can be arranged with the public to inform them about the various green materials that can be used for construction (paints,windows etc) and how they can make their homes more eco-friendly (maintaining a garden, installing solar panels etc). We can also sell jute/cloth/paper bags at given locations to raise money while discouraging the use of plastics. We can also arrange sales for second-hand items such as old books, furniture etc. This is a form of recycling as well. We can also inform the public about the advantages of "carpooling" and why they should incorporate it through banners.
I am Mridula and I am in 12th grade. I have always been fascinated by nature and the way it functions. Ever since a child, I've been described as an eco-kid by my parents and classmates. I've participated in so many events such as "plant a tree".