Nature implores, Can you hear her plea?

Kenisha Saldanha

July 12, 2022

The planet we call home continues to nurture life and inspire wonder”

Genesis the first book of the Holy Bible tells us how God created the earth in six days. He was so pleased with his creation that he rested on the seventh day, known as the Sabbath day. However, I sometimes wonder what God would think when he sees our Mother Earth today. How very sad he must be!

Every day we hear of incidents such as temperature rise and melting of glaciers due to global warming. Vanishing mountains and rising sea levels pose a constant threat of floods. We human beings in our greed, selfishness and desire to amass more and more wealth have brought our mother earth on the verge of destruction.

And despite our shortcomings to fulfill our duty, the planet we call home continues to nurture life and inspire wonder. Our environment works hard to sustain us and calls for us to return the favour. Earth Day serves as reminder for each of us to contribute to the making of a better planet. In present times, the need to spread awareness is more pertinent than ever as the Earth, which is our home, is beset by perils of pollution, climate change and global warming. So, can we as children save our mother earth from destruction?

The answer is yes! By adapting simple means each individual can help restore trees, oceans, and wild life. We must use water judiciously, save electricity by putting off lights when not in use, use fans instead of air conditioners, avoid pollution of natural resources, dispose waste properly, use eco-friendly products, preserve our lush green forests and thereby numerous species of organisms, conserve natural water bodies, etc.

So, this environment day let each of us pledge to make a commitment of being one with nature keeping aside our greed and selfishness!