Years ago I visited the rose garden in a north Indian state in the peak of summer; goes without saying given the extreme heat in this region; I was sadly disappointed. What I saw was rather scary. The rose bushes looked like a mangle of thorns. It gave an extremely sad feeling; more so because I expected to see it otherwise. It sure was not negligence on part of maintenance but simply a natural cycle of season.
This led me to think; the flora and fauna of a home should be chosen carefully and be kept in good maintenance; selection of plants that bloom all year round and trees that sustain on ground water is important. This so explains that we must stop felling trees immediately; treating them as our treasure. Allowing natural vegetation to co-exist with us is for our benefit. Spending time with Nature is grounding and calming.
Wood products should be maintained and sparingly used and wood by products like paper should be recycled.
Avoiding plastic packing and conserving paper leaves us the option of going back in time and think of the good old cloth bags.
Conservation of Nature is the only way of life. It is mutually productive and directly related to our lives.
A Green Planet is our way to nurture our Abode.
A thought about some things we can contribute
- Plant as many trees as you can
- Support groups opposing felling of trees
- Animal life and bird sanctuaries need our care and attention
- Believe in recycling goods made of natural materials
- Create awareness in children about Nature Conservation
- Encourage children to go on treks and Geographical Tours
- Show compassion towards stray animals
- Include Program’s to support natural conservation in all community activities
- Domestic kitchen waste can be successfully recycled in your own garden
- Create your own ‘Best from Waste’ goods
- Take long walks in natural environment, soak in as much as you can