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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Infographics - Save Water

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Clean Water Availability

Water the most important resource for human survival is the greatest gift of God.In the urban world,we take water availability and usage for granted.We should know that diseases from unclean water and non availability of basic sanitation kill more people than war.One in nine people across the world lack access to clean water. Approximately one-third of water pumps built by NGOs and government in remote areas are non functional at any given time. 40 billion hours every year is spent by people in Africa to fetch water.Same is the case in countries like India, Nepal,Pakistan and Bangladesh.Mainly women and children are involved in this transportation.They have to walk miles to collect dirty and contaminated water. Major portion of their day is spent on collecting water,which keeps them away from home,not able to take care of families.Kids are not able to go to school.On the way women are subjected to harassment and sexual assault. Lives of these women will improve, if clean water is made available to them nearby.Children will be able to study and get more time to play.Water-related deaths can be reduced by 21% globally if clean water is made available.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

How can we commute green

While commuting for work we can use environment-friendly ways.We can make a positive impact on the planet by walking,cycling or taking public transport like train,bus or metro.
Big company like Google promotes self powered commute.Which involves going to work by foot,bike,cycle,skateboard,scooter or even kayak.Cycling to work is one mode of transport that is strongly encouraged by Google.
In San Francisco Bay area office of Google 4500 employees take the shuttle to work on any given day.The shuttle system is so rider-friendly and easy that employees often leave their cars at home and many even don't bother to purchase one.
If a big corporation like google encourages employees to use green ways of commuting to work ,why can't other companies do the same.
We as an individual can do the same and make a big  positive difference.

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