DH-PV to observe World Environment Day

DH-PV to observe World Environment Day


The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd— publishers of Deccan Herald, Prajavani newspapers and Sudha and Mayura magazines — will observe World Environment Day with the theme ‘Save Environment’ on Kukkarahalli Lake premises in Mysuru on June 5 (Tuesday).

MLA L Nagendra, wildlife photographer B S Krupakar and ex-mayor R Lingappa will be part of the observation as the chief guests and will distribute saplings, on behalf of The Printers Mysore, to morning joggers and walkers on the Kukkarahalli Lake premises from 6.30 am to 7.30 am on June 5.

World Environment Day is observed on 5 June every year. It is the United Nations’ flagship day for promoting worldwide awareness and action for the environment. It is the ‘People’s Day’ for doing something positive for the environment. Its aim is to harness individual actions and to transform them into a collective power that has a legacy of real and lasting impact on the planet. It is celebrated in various ways, from beach clean-ups and tree planting to calling on staff and partners to get involved and do their bit.

This year, the theme of the UN World Environment Day is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ with a tagline ‘If you can’t reuse it, refuse it’. The campaign is being popularised with #BeatPlasticPollution.

Plastic pollution is the biggest environmental challenges, with statistics showing that there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish by 2050. Whether it is a bottled soft drink, a bag from the supermarket, or a spoon in a coffee shop, single-use plastic has become embedded in our daily lives. Low-cost, convenience and lightness of these products have revolutionised the packaging of goods. However, it is now clear that this convenience has had a catastrophic impact on the environment.