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Destruction of nature is not development

Destruction of nature is not development. We are heading towards an Ecological collapse of our Planet Earth. Human activities have become destructive than preservative. We need to address these environmental issues on a fast track basis. Scientific experiments have provided us enough evidences of imminent disasters that are likely to strike the human race and the earth, sooner than later. It is time for us to initiate immediate measures for preserving this great home of ours with solutions that are simple, replicable and economical

Vision-2013 of Save Our Earth Club, Hunsur, aims at management of these issues during the academic year 2013-2014 through environmental activities by the student community to whom the future world belongs.

SAVE TREES – SAVE EARTH: Paper is used everywhere . The process of manufacturing new paper causes lots of damage to the nature. It has been estimated that recycling half the world’s paper would avoid cutting of 20 million acres of forestland. So these losses can be overcome by recycling the used paper. Evidence: Recycling of one ton of paper can save 17 mature trees, 7 thousand gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 320 liter of oil, and 4,100 kilowatt-hours of electricity – enough energy to power a home for six months.

By involving students/volunteers to bring all kinds of paper lying as waste in homes/business places/government organizations etc. is collected On Saturday the June 9th, 2013 all are requested to bring a minimum of about two kilograms of waste/unwanted paper to Town Hall ground and hand over the same to the Collection Vehicles parked. The collected paper is segregated and moved to the Recycling Plant in Hunsur for conversion into usable paper and further into Note Books for school children.

It is proposed to present one truck load of such recycled usable paper to the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka at Bengaluru for use in his office and also to direct other schools/colleges to adopt such methods through their Eco Clubs or Nature Clubs in Karnataka.

If this waste paper finds its way to the garbage bin, that much of precious paper goes waste and for manufacturing that much of paper, a number of trees are cut. This activity based knowledge will create awareness in the minds of the budding youngsters and will help the earth to survive with more greenery.

This is a novel and noble environmental cause and participation of all school/college children will go a long way in creating awareness on environmental issues in and around Hunsur Town.

MY PLANET MY FUTURE: – Main purpose is to create awareness on environmental issues / problems to the student / volunteer community for their in-depth examination / discussions through trials, exhibiting environmental documentaries by visual multimedia in schools/colleges/public gatherings etc., for creating awareness among the students/public and for engaging them for arriving at localized solutions for adoption for the good of the mankind.

Date : – June 8th 2013 Venue: – Town Hall. Time: – 8 AM
Chief Guest : – H.P. Manjunatha MLA, Hunsur.
Event Supporters : – Jayprakash Narayan Memorial Janata Trust, Hunsur.
Cooperation : – Town Municipal Council, Hunsur

Karnataka State Forest Department, Wild life and Forest, Hunsur
Education Department,Hunsur
Support the Event for success.

Thanking you
(Sanjay Hunsur)

Make Lakshmana Thirtha River free form e-colies

The river, which originates at Kodugu’s Irpu Falls, flows quietly for 220 km before it touches Hunsur, where it morphs into a cesspool. It is the only perennial riparian source of water for a population of over 2, 20,000 citizens of Hunsur taluk and other villages downstream of eastern plains of westran gats.

Lakshmana Thirtha River is the only source of water supply for drinking and other potable purposes for people of Hunsur. This river feeds thousands of acres of land for nearly 120km, and is a lifeline to many farmers in the region. But by the time it reaches the Hunsur, the river is polluted. Over decades, unabated pollution is taking place by letting the sewage directly through the damaged UGD system to the river basin and by dumping of solid waste, plastics, city waste etc., directly or through storm water drains and other questionable means. Also, lots of weeds have grown all along the sewage lines/storm water drains, mosquitoes menace has become rampant and chronic diseases are spreading to the residents of the surrounding residential areas. The river merges into the river Cauvery in this taluk and not only does the Lakshamana Treertha carry pollutants, but also pollutes the river Cauvery along its course the colour turns darker and the water becomes heavily polluted.

We, the members of Save Our Earth Club that works for a sustainable development in the field of Environment at Hunsur, and create awareness in the minds of people and authorities about their responsibility in protecting our water, air and other natural resources, several apples has been made in the past to the local and higher authorities to declare the river bank and the entire course a protected area and need to appoint an authority to keep an eye on those polluting the river. The club has sought stern punitive action against those polluting and toxification of River.

A simple solution to clean up the river has fallen on deaf ears. So In order to save our only source of elixir of life, water, from further deterioration and harm our eco-system and bio-diversity, we need a support from every nook.

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World environment day 2014

Over 80 percent of empty water bottles end up in the nation’s landfills.
Do something – action with us..!

In 2001 Indians drank an average of 1 gallons of bottled water every year. Roughly 12 years later consumption increased to 1 gallons per person, according to the Earth Policy Institute — despite the fact that bottled water can cost anywhere from 20-00 Rs to 10 times more than tap water, which is brought right to your home for pennies a gallon. Bottled water also creates its own share of pollution — the production of plastic bottles requires millions of barrels of oil per year and the transportation of bottled water from its source to stores releases thousands of tons of carbon dioxide.
Oil Consumption: – According to “National Geographic,” Americans drink more bottled water than any other nation, purchasing an impressive 29 billion bottles every year. Making all the plastic for those bottles uses 17 million barrels of crude oil annually. That is equivalent to the fuel needed to keep 1 million vehicles on the road for 12 months. If you were to fill one quarter of a plastic water bottle with oil, you would be looking at roughly the amount used to produce that bottle.

Recycling :- The recycling rate for those 19 billion bottles of water is low; only about 6 percent end up in the recycling stream where they are turned into products like fleece clothing, carpeting, decking, playground equipment and new containers and bottles. In 2005, that meant approximately 1 million tons of water bottles ended up in landfills, according to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Plastic bottles take centuries to decompose and if they are incinerated, toxic byproducts, such as chlorine gas and ash containing heavy metals, are released into the atmosphere