A group of youth, named â€˜Fridayâ€™s For Future Nagpurâ€™ supported by Global Shapers, Swacch Association, Pugmarg and VMSS took Sessions at St. Xavierâ€™s school Wardhaman Nagar and Sadabai Raisoni Womenâ€™s College Kingsway. The group thanked the School Principal Mrs Manisha Bhatia and college College Principal Mrs Amina Vali for wanting to be a part of understanding Climate Change, to Educate their Students. More than a 1000 Children and College Students who attended were sensitized about this major issue.
The main aim of the Session was to Educate the New generation and the Youth of the Nation about the Severe Climatic changes in Our Country.
As we all know, India is experiencing severe climatic changes and is under major threat if we allÂ donâ€™t take this issue very seriously. â€œA child born today will experience a world that is more than four degrees warmer than the pre-industrial average, with climate change impacting Human Health from Infancy and Adolescence to Adulthood and Old Age( if they reach till there),â€ reads a report published by The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change â€“ lending a chilling insight into the effects of our Changing Climate on Children’s Health.
Ankit Goyal and Shreyas Bajpai Volunteers for â€˜Fridayâ€™s For Future Nagpurâ€™ believe that instead of just doing a strike for climatic change, it is more important that We strike to Educate people, Spread Knowledge and Involve each one for a future that we all want, where each of us would benefit more.
The Session included major issues of Today- Increasing Air and Water pollution in Our Country. Every City is drowning in Garbage today, due to an increase in Population and Changing Lifestyles which is why the traditional methods of Garbage Disposal work like fuel on Fire.
According to the census report, the current population of Nagpur is around 46 lakhs and the average Waste produced by per person is approximately 0.5 to 1 kg per day. But according to the report of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), they collect only 1500 tons of waste per day, which means more than half of the waste is on the Street or not collected at all.
Till date,17200 trees have been cut and now we are left with only 2.54 percent of green cover. As per the current situation, we should have a 33 percent green area in our nation to not be a victim of a Climatic Emergency.
As a result, if we want to reach this level of greenery, we would have to plant 14000 crores of trees and make this Environment a safer one for Our upcoming Generations.
This initiative has also come up with various solutions and not just point out the problems. ‘Fridays for Future Nagpur’ is of the opinion that starting a conversation about the climatic condition around us would definitely bring around some change and it will reach the aimed success.
The climate crisis is one of the greatest threats to the Physical and Mental Health of Humanity today, but the world is yet to see a response from the Government that matches the scale of the challenge facing the next generation.
We plan to continue taking sessions at Schools and Colleges and also plan for further Strikes in impactful ways to bring in a major change.
We are also maintaining a record with feedbacks forms, for further interaction and involvement of All for the Long-term Impact.