World Environment Day is an annual occasion that brings millions of people together for the cause of the environment. The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, Government of India, plans to celebrate the World Environment Day 2023 with a focus on the Mission LiFE. The concept of LiFE or Lifestyle for Environment was introduced by the Prime Minister at the World Leaders’ Summit in Glasgow during the 2021 UNFCCC COP26. The Prime Minister urged the global community to adopt sustainable lifestyles and practices, rekindling a global pursuit of sustainability. This year, mass mobilization across India is being organized in the run-up to the World Environment Day celebrations.
World Environment Day 2023
The mission of LiFE is to promote a sustainable lifestyle that protects the environment. The initiative aims to raise awareness and educate people on adopting sustainable practices to reduce the carbon footprint and create a healthier planet. The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change has taken up the responsibility of leading the initiative to achieve sustainable lifestyles for a better tomorrow. The mission aims to create a sustainable future for all by promoting responsible behavior towards the environment.
National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)
The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) has collaborated with the National Zoological Park to kick-start the Mass Mobilization for Mission LiFE on Waste Reduced (Swachhata Actions). The initiative aims to bring behavioral changes among the masses. Dr. Meenakshi Karawal, Associate Professor at KIET Group of Institution, Ghaziabad, delivered a presentation on waste management, followed by a demonstration and interactive session. The participants pledged to adopt the LiFE Actions.
Events by Regional Offices of NMNH:
The RMNH, Mysore-NMNH-MoEFCC conducted a Mask Making Activity as part of Mission LiFE for students and the general public. The event emphasized the need for eco-friendly lifestyles and green pledges.
RGRMNH, Sawai Madhopur, organized an orientation on Mission LiFE, Green Talk on Water Pollution, Save Water, Significance of Marine Ecosystem, and Climate Change. The exhibition showcased Save Water, Marine Eco-System: Ocean Life, Climate Change: Learn with Fun, and enjoyed Film Shows & Selfie Corner.
Zoological Survey of India (ZSI)
The Zoological Survey of India started the Mass Mobilization for Mission LiFE on ‘Save Water’ and ‘Say no to Plastics’ to raise awareness among the youth. Dr. Dhriti Banerjee, Director, ZSI, gave a talk through virtual mode to about 100 young and enthusiastic youth participants.
National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM)
The National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM), Chennai, initiated the Mass Mobilization for Mission LiFE through a “Signature Campaign” and “Green Pledge” of LiFE practices. The event was a part of the World Bank Workshop on “Hydromet Service for Coastal, Agricultural, and Urban Resilience and Early Warning,” which aimed to learn from the best practices in coastal resilience. Participants took part in a green pledge and a signature campaign against littering and the need to live in harmony with nature.
Mission LiFE is a noble initiative that aims to create a sustainable future for all. The government’s efforts to raise awareness and educate people on sustainable practices are commendable. We must all do our part in adopting sustainable lifestyles to protect the environment and reduce the carbon footprint. Let us pledge to make this world a better place for future generations.