Air pollution is the silent killer, causing 7 million premature deaths every year || Join the Mask Challenge to #BeatAirPollution from 24 May, through to #WorldEnvironmentDay 💁 05 June Thanks to @UNEnvironment @who

Nine out of ten people breathe polluted air ||

From 24 May, through to #WorldEnvironmentDay on June 5, we are calling on everyone to join the Mask Challenge. Face masks are a great symbol to show leaders we want to breathe clean air. Alongside celebrities, influencers and creators, the World Environment Day campaign invites everyone to:

Decide what action you are going to take to #BeatAirPollution

Here are some examples:

  • Use public transport or car sharing, cycle or walk
  • Switch to a hybrid or electric vehicle and request electric taxis
  • Turn off the car engine when stationary
  • Reduce your consumption of meat and dairy to help cut methane emissions
  • Compost organic food items and recycle non-organic trash
  • Switch to high-efficiency home heating systems and equipment
  • Save energy: turn off lights and electronics when not in use
  • Choose non-toxic paints and furnishings
  1. Make a pledge and challenge others to take action
    May 24th – June 4th

    • Take a photo or video of yourself wearing a mask to post on social media. Don’t have a mask?
    • Get creative and make your own!
    • In your post share the action you’ll take to reduce air pollution
    • Tag 3 people/organizations/ companies to challenge them to do the same.
    • Use #WorldEnvironmentDay and #BeatAirPollution in your social media posts and don’t forget to tag @UNEnvironment.
  2. On World Environment Day, show how you have fulfilled your pledge!

  • Take another photo or video of yourself fulfilling your commitment and post it on social media.
  • Use #WorldEnvironmentDay and #BeatAirPollution in your social media posts and don’t forget to tag @UNEnvironment.

What causes air pollution?

Air pollution may seem complex, but we can all do our part to reduce some of it. Understanding the different types of pollution, and how it affects our health and environment will help us take steps towards improving the air around us.

How much pollution we breathe in is dependent on many factors, such as access to clean energy for cooking and heating, the time of day and the weather. Rush hour is an obvious source of local pollution, but air pollution can travel long distances, sometimes across continents on international weather patterns.

Nobody is safe from this pollution, which comes from five main human sources. These sources spew out a range of substances including carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, nitrogen oxide, ground-level ozone, particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, hydrocarbons, and lead–all of which are harmful to human health.

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Savera Society for Human initiatives (SSHI) is a United Nations- Accredited NGO in Special Consultative Status with the UN-Economic and Social Council Since 2018. SSHI is an Indian non governmental organization operates on the principle of humanitarianism, believing that people’s well-being is the most important goal for which to strive. Following from this are a focus on lifelong learning opportunities to all, environmental awareness, critical health issues, youth employment, development of women and children, economic & social justice, biodiversity, energy & water conservation and poverty alleviation that makes clear our humanitarian mandate. SSHI is a well known organization, we provide a wide range of services right across India. We assisted thousands of vulnerable families and children since we began operating in 2009. Our work is connected to similar efforts undertaken by national and international associations of social workers. Specific Objectives: The major objectives of the organisation as enshrined in its MoA are to : • Establish literacy centers to eradicate illiteracy and poverty. • Establish, execute and administer an institution to provide children with a holistic growth by means of quality education, nutrition and health services. • Work for the welfare of women and children. • Execute program for rural development. • Provide humanitarian assistance to disabled people. • organize free medical health check-up camp. • Protect the environment by plantation and promoting reusable alternatives of plastic. • Establish School, College, library and Study hall. Awareness Programs: • promotion of literacy and literate environment. • Child Labor Abolition. • Poverty eradication. • AIDS /Leprosy Eradication. • Health and Sanitation. • Youth Motivation. • Social Justice. • Consumer Rights. • Biodiversity/Water/Energy Conservation. We aim to help poor & needy, to work in every aspect humans can be benefited. Opportunity: Organization owns a capable governing body having system of management, planning, evaluation and resource utilization which are of a high standard and which strengthen institutional capacity and Sustainability. Besides it has a legal structure, transparent and communicating information, financial management practice and working collaboratively with other NGOs. Commitment: "Care and Welfare" at the disadvantaged to change and development activities which are directed to concerns and issues which affect the disadvantaged or which are detrimental to the well -being of people or society as a whole. Our NGO engages in both direct and indirect forms of action. Motto: “Help Poor & Needy”

4 thoughts on “Air pollution is the silent killer, causing 7 million premature deaths every year || Join the Mask Challenge to #BeatAirPollution from 24 May, through to #WorldEnvironmentDay 💁 05 June Thanks to @UNEnvironment @who”

  1. Nice sharing. Factually, pollution in any form air or water or noise pollution has dangerous portents and crying need is to minimise the effects of pollutants causing untold adverse effects on the atmosphere. Awareness is called for in this context.

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