New Delhi: World Environment Day (June 5) is an occasion that brings together millions of people across the country for environmental awareness and protection. The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change of the Government of India plans to celebrate World Environment Day 2023 this year with the LiFE mission. The concept of LiFE, i.e. Lifestyle for Environment, was introduced by the Prime Minister at the summit of world leaders in Glasgow, at the 2021 UNFCCC COP26, when he gave a clear call to revive the global effort to learn sustainable lifestyles and practices. In preparation for the celebrations, a mass mobilization is being organized at LiFE across the country.
- National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)
The National Museum of Natural History in collaboration with the National Zoo launched a mass mobilization for Mission LiFE on Waste Reduced (Swachhata Actions) to bring about behavioral changes among the masses in which they held a PPT, presentation and interactive session on waste management. Dr. Meenakshi Karawal, Associate Professor, KIET Group of Institutions, Ghaziabad. Participants also committed to accept LiFE promotions.
Events of the NMNH regional offices:
RMNH,Mysore-NMNH-MoEFCC conducted a mask making activity on 05.05.2023 as a part of MISSION LIFE for students and general public and emphasized the need for environment friendly lifestyle and green promise.
RGRMNH, Sawai Madhopur – @NMNHIndia @moefcc organized briefing on #MissionLiFE, Green Talk on water pollution, water conservation, importance of marine ecosystem & climate change. About 478 students, visitors and the general public actively participated in the Save Water, Marine Eco-system: Ocean Life, Climate Change: Learn with Fun exhibition and enjoyed the film screenings and selfie corner.
- Zoological Survey of India (ZSI)
Zoological Survey of India launched mass mobilization for mission life ‘Save Water’ and ‘Say No to Plastics’ to create awareness among the youth in which Dr. Dhriti Banerjee, Director, ZSI gave a lecture to around 100 youth in virtual mode . enthusiastic youth participants.
- National Center for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM)
The National Center for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM), Chennai, initiated mass mobilization for Mission LiFE through its signature campaign and “Green Pledge” of today’s LiFE practices. This event was part of the World Bank’s “Hydromet Service for Coastal, Agricultural and Urban Resilience and Early Warning” workshop to learn from best practices in coastal resilience.
Delegations from the governments of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka participated in this workshop and shared their experiences in coastal management and sustainable agricultural practices. In his introductory speech, the director of the NCSCM emphasized the need for a sustainable lifestyle in order to protect the coastal environment in order to create a coastal community resistant to climate change.
Dignitaries: Prof. V. Geethalakshmi, Vice-Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Prof. Sunil Kumar Singh, Director, CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, Dr. S. Balachandran, Scientist-G, Head, Regional Meteorology Centre, Chennai, MoES, Dr. Annie George, BEDROC, Kerala, among others. Participants took part in a green pledge and signature campaign against littering and the need to live in harmony with nature.
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