Being Green: Trends in India
chillibreeze writer — Impuri Ngayawon
Through the ages, Darwin’s theory of ‘Survival of the Fittest’ has impacted the lives of the human species. Not many thought that the great scientist was prophesying the future of generations to come. During his State of the Union address last week, President Obama said ‘The nation that leads the clean energy economy will be the nation that leads the global economy, and America must be that nation.’ The much awaited global conference, the Copenhagen Climate Change summit held on December 2009 has failed many hopes and expectations of many people across the globe. The political tussle continues between different superpowers, developing and under-developed countries of this world, once again ignoring the fact that we are warring against a greater force of nature. And when it gets back to us for all our unfavorable deeds, no nation can stand against it. Now when our environment fights us back, we are forced to rethink and amend our ways of living to become more eco-friendly. A new trend hence was given birth in our endeavor to become eco-friendly which many define as ‘Being Green’. Being Green is becoming a big trend. Invented by our need to become eco-friendly and to survive in harmony with our environment, the trend is fast spreading all across the globe. Nowadays many, if not all, have developed a need to redesign their lifestyles and get on the green mode. India has enrolled herself to join this new trend and pass out with the best result possible. Indian Union Environment Minister, Jairam Ramesh has already announced that India would soon have its very own panel on climate change as the country could not depend only on reports from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Clearly, it has raised the bar of importance given to environment by the country and a declaration to work hard for winning the most coveted title of ‘world’s leader in clean energy economy’. India...
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