Update: March 23rd 2012
I also believe that Earth Hour duration should be increased to 90 minutes from 60 minutes. I also believe that under Earth Hour the movement of Airplanes, Metro and train should also be stopped.
Sustainable development is concern of the hour. Everyone from Barack Obama to Manmohan singh is worried about the future of this world. The future which will either bring disastrous or delightful events in the life’s of our upcoming generations. The concern is spread across the world that how our next generations will cope up with the need of fuel, electricity, water and other natural resources. These resources are depleting fast, some suggest that they are left only for next 30 yrs and others have given out some other figures. Nobody is sure for the fact that when the fuel in this world will be over but everyone knows that someday it will be over. And may be that would be the end of the world.
The idea that I, have in my mind to move towards sustainable development are quite known to world and not that tricky to understand.
The first approach to move towards sustainable development is already been followed across the world and is been carried out by WWF under the name; Earth Hour. Every year whole world is asked to be a part of Earth Hour and switch off lights for an hr on a certain day of every year. The world do follow the same but their are countries and people who don’t follow the same and continues to use electricity while earth hour. My idea here is that the WWF in collaboration with each government should make it a compulsion. Every year, at least 2 days should be celebrated as Earth Hour; instead of asking people to turn off the lights, Government on their own should switch off the power grids to save electricity.
The second approach is that like earth hour, their can be a fuel day. United Nation should implement this across the world. There should be a day in a year, when only the public transport system like Metro, tube, buses and tram should be allowed to work. No private vehicle on road for just one day in a year. Imagine the amount of fuel this world will save; that too in just a single day.
The third and final approach is every new construction in this world should have rain water harvesting system installed. This will help bringing the depleting ground water level to an acceptable level. Along with this; every new construction should have at least 20% of green land area. It could be tress, grass or just anything, which is related to nature.