Change the Habit Change the habitat is an initiative by Hawa Badlo movement motivating the masses to take a pledge to curb pollution, it has touched lives of around fourty thousand Indians and has a target to achieve around one lakh individuals. This initiative has been educating people by reaching out to various colleges/corporate offices and fuel pumps where the masses are told about the perils of air pollution in life and what all measures can be taken to improve the air quality. Actress Richa Chadha and Cricketer Gautam Gambhir are among the famous people taking the pledge.
Hawa Badlo movement is actively supported by GAIL (India) Ltd and this initiative has been a need of the hour as WHO recently released the global air pollution database which reveals that India has 14 out of the 15 most polluted cities in the world in terms of PM 2.5 concentrations, with the worst being Kanpur.
Hawa Badlo’s movement’s main objective is to create awareness about the consequences of environmental contamination caused by human activity. Change the Habit Change the habitat pledge covers various aspects of life such as: I shall opt for CNG in my new car, I shall plant 10 trees in my society or office premises and take care of them, I shall procure natural gas for all energy requirements of the factor (for factory manager/proprietor), I shall never spit in or out of the house, and never throw any remains of flowers, food plastic or waste in any water body, I shall prefer carpooling or public transport for regular work travel in the city, I shall spread awareness about clean air pure drinking water in my society office and amongst friends and I shall cover small distance by cycling of walking.
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