India, the host of this year’s World Environment Day, started the day by saying no to plastic. specifically single use plastic, in the heart of New Delhi. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, whose organisation Isha spearheaded Rally for Rivers campaign last year, was in conversation with Dia Mirza, UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador for India, and Erik Solheim, the head of UN Environment at the Connaught Place. The theme of this year’s environment day is ‘combating plastic pollution’
Sadhguru said that there is a link between ecology and economy. To reduce the use of plastic, specifically single use plastic, stringent laws have to be introduced.
This #WorldEnvironmentDay, @ishafoundation & @rallyforrivers volunteers cleaned up the Velliangiri Mountains in Coimbatore of over 1070 kilograms of garbage, most of which is single-use plastic. Time for urgent citizen and policy action to ban single-use plastic. –Sg @ErikSolheim pic.twitter.com/2xpewqmY4m
— Sadhguru (@SadhguruJV) June 4, 2018
Dia Mirza who is the ambassador for the UN Environment reiterated four ways, which can be implemented in the daily lives, to reduce plastic.
On Monday , Mirza and Solheim visited the Taj Mahal and pledged to create litter free zone around the monument.
To help #BeatPlasticPollution, India has committed to create litter-free zones around 100 monuments. @ErikSolheim and @deespeak pledged UN Environment’s support for the initiative at the iconic Taj Mahal. #WorldEnvironmentDay @moefcc @drharshvardhan pic.twitter.com/AJlYDxhvjF
— UN Environment (@UNEnvironment) June 4, 2018
Later in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address an event marking the Day. He will also visit the exhibition set up on the occasion at the Rajpath lawns.