Nine out of ten people breathe polluted air || join the Mask Challenge on this #WorldEnvironmentDay on 5 June to #BeatAirPollution Thanks to @UNEnvironment @who @UNECOSOC

We can’t stop breathing, but we can do something about the quality of our air ||

Join us for the Commemoration of World Environment Day ( يوم البيئة العالمي ) to raise the awareness about air pollution, its causes and what action we can take to #BeatAirPollution.

World Environment Day is celebrated annually worldwide on 05 June since it began in 1974.

2019 Theme: #BeatAirPollution ||

Nine out of ten people breathe polluted air. 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.

Air Pollution

Often you can’t even see it, but air pollution is everywhere. With every breath, you are probably sucking in tiny particles that attack your lungs, heart and brain. World Environment Day 2019 is issuing a call to action to combat this global crisis.

Chosen by this year’s host, China, the theme of World Environment Day 2019 invites us all to consider how we can change our everyday lives to reduce the amount of air pollution we produce, and thwart its contribution to global warming and its effects on our own health.

air pollution

We are faced with an urgent task. Nine out of ten people worldwide are exposed to levels of air pollutants that exceed World Health Organization safe levels. Around seven million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution with about four million of these deaths occurring in Asia-Pacific. Air pollution causes a host of other problems, including illness and lower IQs. It doesn’t just impact human health and economic growth. Many of the pollutants also cause global warming.

Air pollution is preventable, but we need everyone on board – from individuals and organizations to private companies and governments.

The people’s day

Above all, World Environment Day is the “people’s day” for doing something to take care of the Earth. That “something” can be local, national or global. It can be a solo action or involve a crowd. Everyone is free to choose.

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


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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”

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