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[Title] Nature Club

It is said that nature is the best teacher. It teaches us survival of the fittest and
nourishes us in all aspects. Nature has endowed us with incredible assets like,
biodiversity and natural resources. The conservation of these assets has become need
of the time. It’s our responsibility to leave this planet in better shape for the future
generation than we found it.

Civic Awareness : Civic mean civilization ,the people who live in a city and

awareness means to aware some one from something . As in many nations, air pollution linked to rapid

industrialization is a public health and environmental concern in Pakistan, especially in cities.

Understanding awareness of air pollution and support for environmental protection from the general

public is essential for informing governmental approaches to dealing with this problem.

Environmentalism : Environmentalism advocates the preservation,


restoration and/or improvement of the natural environment and critical earth
system elements or processes such as the climate, and may be referred to as a
movement to control pollution or protect plant and animal diversity For this reason,
concepts such as land ethic, environmental ethic, biodiversity, ecology, and the
predominantly.
At its crux, environmentalism is an attempt to balance relations between humans and
the various natural systems on which they depend in such a way that all the
components are accorded a proper degree of sustainability. The exact measures and
outcomes of this balance is controversial and there are many different ways for
environmental concerns to be expressed in practice. Environmentalism and
environmental concerns are often represented by the colour green but this association
has been appropriated by the marketing industries for the tactic known green washing

Environmentalism is opposed by anti-environment, which says that the Earth is less


fragile than some environmentalists maintain, and portrays environmentalism as
overreacting to the human contribution to climate change or opposing human
advancement.

Pollution and it’s types :Pollution is when some harmful


substances are added in the environment which alter its natural composition . polluted

water or garbage in the water bodies is a type of pollution. . It adds germs and viruses.

There are 5 types of pollution

 Water pollution

 Noise pollution

 Soil pollution

 Thermal pollution

 Air pollution

But two more are also added nuclear and visual pollution
Solid waste management: the collecting, treating, and
disposing of solid material that is discarded because it has served its purpose or is no longer

useful. Improper disposal of municipal solid waste can create unsanitary conditions, and these

conditions in turn can lead to pollution of the environment and to outbreaks of vector-borne

disease , diseases spread by rodents and insects.

Solid-Waste Treatment And Disposal: Once collected,


municipal solid waste may be treated in order to reduce the total volume and
weight of material that requires final disposal. Treatment changes the form of the
waste and makes it easier to handle. It can also serve to recover certain
materials, as well as heat energy, for recycling or reuse.

3R’s:
1. Reduce

2. Reuse

3. Recycle

Reduce : The best way to manage waste is to not produce it. This can be
done by shopping carefully and being aware of a few guidelines:

 Buy products in bulk. Larger, economy-size products or ones in concentrated form use less packaging
and usually cost less per ounce

 Avoid over-packaged goods, especially ones packed with several materials such as foil, paper, and
plastic. They are difficult to recycle, plus you pay more for the package.

 Avoid disposable goods, such as paper plates, cups, napkins, razors, and lighters. Throwaways
contribute to the problem, and cost more because they must be replaced again and again.

 Buy durable goods – ones that are well-built or that carry good warranties. They will last longer, save
money in the long run and save landfill space.

 At work, make two-sided copies when ever possible.

 Maintain central files rather than using several files for individuals

 Use electronic mail or main bulletin board.

 Use cloth napkins instead of paper napkins

 Use a dish cloth instead of paper towels.

Reuse: It makes economic and environmental sense to reuse products.


Sometimes it takes creativity:

 Reuse products for the same purpose. Save paper and plastic bags, and repair broken appliances,
furniture and toys

 Reuse products in different ways. Use a coffee can to pack a lunch; use plastic microwave dinner
trays as picnic dishes
 Sell old clothes, appliances, toys, and furniture in garage sales or ads, or donate them to charities

 Use reseal able containers rather than plastic wrap.

 Use a ceramic coffee mug instead of paper cups

 Reuse grocery bags or bring your own cloth bags to the store. Do not take a bag from the store unless
you need one.

 It makes economic and environmental sense to reuse products. Sometimes it


takes creativity:

Recycle: It makes economic and environmental sense to reuse products.

Sometimes it takes creativity:

 Reuse products in different ways. Use a coffee can to pack a lunch; use plastic microwave dinner
trays as picnic dishes.

 Sell old clothes, appliances, toys, and furniture in garage sales or ads, or donate them to charities.

 Use reseal able containers rather than plastic wrap.

 Use a ceramic coffee mug instead of paper cups

 Reuse grocery bags or bring your own cloth bags to the store. Do not take a bag from the store unless
you need one.

How can we stop pollution?


The solution to pollution is in everyone's hands

Use Environmentally Safe Products

Believe it or not, leaves and grass can be harmful to marine life when you use your garden hose to wash them into
the gutter .

Recycle Your Used Motor Oil and Filters

When working on your car, it’s important to follow these environmental good housekeeping practices to keep your
home, neighborhood and our local rivers, creeks and ocean pollutant free
Compost Yard Trimmings

Compost green waste or recycle it in your City-issued green recycling bin

Report Illegal Dumping

To report a clogged catch basin, street flooding, illegal dumping, abandoned hazardous waste, please call the 24-
hour City of Los Angeles Stormwater Hotline. (800) 974-9794

Pick Up After Your Pets

Animal waste that runs off of lawns and sidewalks sends harmful bacteria into the storm drain system and out into
the ocean, creating problems for swimmers and fish. By following these simple pet practices, you will be creating
a healthy environment in and around your home for your family.

Dispose of Trash Properly

Household hazardous materials such as fertilizers, pesticides, paints and used motor oil have the potential to cause
serious harm to our environment if they are not stored correctly

Use Water Based Paints

Wash out paint brushes in sinks – never outside on your lawn or gutter
Recycle Everything You Can

Landfill space (where all our trash goes) is rapidly filling up and we can greatly reduce the need for having to find
precious, open land for additional capacity. Open land can be better suited for parks or natural habitat for wildlife
and much of what we throw away can easily be reycled!
FACT: It is estimated that, of the 40 tons of trash that washes onto our beaches every year, over 80% of it could’ve
been recycled!

Take Your Residential Special Materials to a City of Los Angeles S.A.F.E. Center

Residential Special Materials are typical household products that should not be disposed of by merely throwing in
the trash. These items include unused or leftover paint, pesticides, cleaners and other chemicals. There
are several permanent locations throughout the City of Los Angeles where residents can take these items where
they can be safely disposed of.

Don't LItter

In carrying out this mission, the Stormwater Program implements myriad engineering, enforcement and
educational projects to reduce the amount of

Wash Your Car On The Lawn

When working on your car, it’s important to follow these environmental good housekeeping practices to keep your
home, neighborhood and our local rivers, creeks and ocean pollutant free .

Tree plantation: Trees contribute to their environment by providing

oxygen,

improving air quality, climate amelioration, conserving water, preserving soil, and supporting wildlife. During the
process of photosynthesis, trees take in carbon dioxide and

produce the oxygen we breathe. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, “One acre of forest absorbs six
tons of carbon dioxide and puts out four tons of oxygen. This

is enough to meet the annual needs of 18 people.” Trees, shrubs and turf also filter air by removing dust and
absorbing other pollutants like carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide. After trees intercept unhealthy
particles, rain washes them to the ground.

Trees control climate by moderating the effects of the sun, rain and wind. Leaves absorb and filter the sun’s radiant
energy, keeping things cool in summer. Trees also
preserve warmth by providing a screen from harsh wind. In addition to influencing wind speed and direction, they
shield us from the downfall of rain, sleet and hail. Trees also lower the air temperature and reduce the heat intensity
of the greenhouse effect by maintaining low levels of carbon dioxide.

Both above and below ground, trees are essential to the eco-systems in which they reside. Far reaching roots hold
soil in place and fight erosion. Trees absorb and store rainwater which reduce runoff and sediment deposit after
storms. This helps the ground water supply recharge, prevents the transport of chemicals into streams and prevents
flooding. Fallen leaves make excellent compost that enriches soil.

Many animals, including elephants, koalas and giraffes eat leaves for nourishment. Flowers are eaten by monkeys,
and nectar is a favorite of birds, bats and many insects.

Animals also eat much of the same fruit that we enjoy This process helps disperse seeds over great distances. Of
course, hundreds of living creatures call trees their home. Leaf-covered branches keep many animals, such as birds
and squirrels, out of the reach of predators.

Go GREEN: Going green helps the environment by reducing the


amount of pollution that enters the soil, water and air. By using alternative energy sources and
avoiding the burning of fossil fuels, recycling and reducing waste and driving more efficiently,
fewer pollutants are released into the environment.
Presented by :
Rana Tayyab Tanveer
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