“Curse devours the earth and its inhabitants suffer for their guilt ” (Isaiah 24:4-6)
World Environmental Day Message (June 5, 2018)
Greet Salutes from Oikotree!
God created Earth is polluted by the humans’ greed. The inventions of anti-earth products like plastics, the emission of toxic gases are ruining the lives of the cosmic communities. Due to this, a tremendous climate changes have been experienced by us in last few decades. These changes have resulted in woe to living creatures in the form of global warming. We face various calamities like drought, incurable diseases, floods, landslides, irregular climate changes and many more. Today the question is ‘How we as humans deal with it?’
Prophet Isaiah talks about the earth being polluted by its inhabitants. In Isaiah’s context he was talking of earth being polluted by the inhabitants by disobeying God’s commandments. The situation is continuing and even it has become worse now, humans are not only tempted to disobeyed God but they have tampered badly with God’s creation.
In this context of earth filled with plastics, the UN Environment also, seeks to make the biggest global call and mobilization for action on 5 June, World Environment Day (WED). The theme for this year is “Beat Plastic Pollution”. In fact, the WED day is celebrated since 1973 but from last couple of decades it is celebrated on a larger scale.
PLASTIC IS DANGEROUS INVENTION BY THE HUMAN AND IT NOT ONLY AFFECTS BUT KILLS THE EARTH COMMUNITIES INCLUDING THE HUMAN COMMUNITIES. We as faith communities need to work committed in eliminating the very presence of plastics in our day to day life. Daily we see so many plastic bags lying here and there; plastic is such a material which cannot be reused and has played a vital role in pollution hike. Every year 8-10 million tons of plastic is dumped in the sea. The use of plastic has to be stopped.
We are responsible for this and we have to bear the consequences. We have to do something about it. Today is the time to get into action but now the question arises ‘where do we start?’ ‘When do we start?’
Therefore, the Oikotree invites all public to give-up the use of plastics in our day today life. We have to start somewhere someday so why not today, the UN has a very interesting slogan this year “If you cannot reuse it, refuse it.”. There are few alternative for plastic which we can use. Let us make our campuses and neighborhood ‘PLASTIC-FREE’.
Let us work towards saying and practicing NO TO PLASTIC…
– Oikotree Communication