Its World Environment Day today, and our film celebs are doing their utmost to raise awareness about taking care of the ecosystem. Right from Bhumi Pednekar, Allu Arjun, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Tahira Kashyap Khurrana, Ananya Panday, Maniesh Paul, Ajay Devgn, Shilpa Shetty, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana etc have taken to social media to talk about keeping our environment clean and green. Here’s what our celebs have to say
Bhumi Pednekar talks about climate crisis and using her voice as a climate warrior
Talking about the climate crisis that we are facing today, Bhumi said, “I feel that today we are actually at the tip and if we don't start bringing about huge levels of change then things are about to get very bad and the last year has been a good learning. In the last two years, we have seen forest fires, we have seen cyclones. Cyclones in areas that had never seen one before this, we have seen drought, we have seen floods and now we have seen this pandemic and this is only the beginning. I feel that it is important for people to understand that, and it really pains me to see how irresponsibly people treat medical trash for example and I'd really hoped that in the last one year people would have understood that you cannot mess with nature because if you do then she is going to give it back to you and it really doesn't matter then if you are rich or poor cause money cannot buy you out of those bad effects of climate change but unfortunately I still see people littering, using plastic irresponsibly or just things like there are going to be more masks and medical waste in our oceans than marine life. These things hurt me and bother me because honestly, this is not just for our generation as much as it is also for the future generations to come. I really believe that is our responsibility to leave behind a cleaner planet for our future generations as we got it from our ancestors. I would never want my children to be brought up in a world that is full of pollution and does not have clean and healthy sources of water and food you know everything is so scarce it's just not okay. I want my children to be brought up in the kind of world where I grew up, where everything was abundant. I don't want to go into a forest and see fauna it is not a luxury, that was not how it has to be. The way deforestation is happening, the way we are fishing and hunting I feel as humans we should just change our consumption habits.”
She also said about using her voice for the betterment of the environment and said, “I think being woke is about putting your opinion and standing by it for the betterment of the society. I feel its a double-edged sword because at times being woke can also have a lot of backlash. More often than not I feel like you need to have a certain amount of confidence to step out and put the thoughts you believe in out there but it needs to come from a place of responsibility and from a place of knowledge. I think that’s very important especially when you are a person who is in a place of influence and there are many that follow you, your voice is your biggest tool and you can’t use it loosely. As we say that with great power comes great responsibility, and especially for influencers this statement is like the truest.”
Kareena Kapoor Khan shares wishes on World Environment Day
Kareena took to Instagram to share wishes on World Environment Day with a clip featuring her son Taimur Ali Khan. In the video, Taimur can be seen happily playing in the sand on a beach. She captioned the image, “Protect Heal Love #WorldEnvironmentDay.”
Tahira Kashyap Khurrana marvels at the wonders of environment with a cute video featuring her and Ayushmann Khurrana’s kids
Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife director-author Tahira Kashyap Khurrana took to Instagram to share a cute video featuring their kids Virajveer and Virushka. Expressing her gratitude towards the various wonders of the nature, Tahira pledges and urges everyone to preserve and keep the world green on World Environment Day. With a short video recording some of the varied activities she cherishes in the midst of the nature, Tahira made a post commemorating World Environment Day saying, "From planting leafy veggies, to making friends with nature’s different species, from jumping amidst the mist to looking with wander at the skies, from taking a dip in the water to messing with sands of the beach, from soaking the winter sun to plucking methi leaves with nani on the chatai....nature has given us so much joy! Let’s marvel, preserve and keep #worldenvironmentday".
Allu Arjun launches a go green initiative on World Environment Day
Amid the rising issues of deforestation and global warming, Allu Arjun launched a brilliant campaign on World Environment Day. Addressing the need for afforestation, the superstar kicked off a digital segment titled #GoGreenWithAA. Through the campaign, the Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo actor endeavours to encourage fans and followers to gift a plant or plant a tree and post its photo with the hashtag of the segment. Sharing its details on social media, Allu Arjun wrote, "This #WorldEnvironmentDay, let us take a pledge to plant more trees, adapt to eco-friendly habits, appreciate what nature does for us, and make our planet a greener place for the next generation. This is a cause that is close to my heart. I now ask everyone to take the initiative ahead. Share photo of you planting a sapling and I’ll be resharing some of them. Let us work together to save the planet and #GoGreenWithAA."
Ananya Panday celebrates World Environment Day with ‘Flower Power’
On the occasion of 'World Environment Day', Ananya Panday took to her social media to greet fans with some adorable sunkissed images, with floral backdrops, which have managed to floor the audience. Sharing pictures of herself, soaking in some sun, Ananya wrote in the caption, "flower power"
Maniesh Paul shares throwback pictures of beach clean up on World Environment Day
Reinstating the importance of preserving the nature every day, Maniesh Paul posted throwback pictures from beach cleanup drive on World Environment Day. Associating with filmmaker Pragya Kapoor, Maniesh Paul participated in a beach cleanup drive last year in the pre-covid times, making a contribution in preserving the nature in his capacity. Sharing pictures of the same, Maniesh said, "Something we need take care of...today and everyday!! #worldenvoirnmentday thanks @pragyakapoor_ for making me a part of this beach cleanup drive (this was last year before the covid hit us) #mp #clean #world #green #takecare". Recently, Maniesh Paul extended his support to BMC workers who cleaned the beaches post the Cyclone Tauktae hit the west coast of the nation. Donating ration kits with daily grocery items to BMC Safai Karamcharis working at the beaches, Maniesh Paul offered aid at over nine beaches in Mumbai.
Ayushmann Khurrana shares pictures from Arunachal Pradesh
Taking to social media, Ayushmann posted pristine pictures of Arunachal Pradesh where he shot Anubhav Sinha’s film ANEK. He captioned the photos, “On #WorldEnvironmentDay I would like to share these pictures which I took while shooting for ANEK in the North East of India. This road led us to Khasi Hills, and then a kilometre of trek to reach the shoot location where no 4 by 4 could attempt. Recently, a 100 million old fossils of sauropod dinosaurs were discovered at the same place. Our country has a lot of such untouched destinations. Let’s preserve this. It’s precious!”
Sara Ali Khan brought her ‘Namaste Darshako’ videos back to wish on World Environment Day
Sara Ali Khan shared a video today to celebrate World Environment Day. She captioned it, “Namaste Darshako.Happy World Environment Day Thank you Mother Nature for the air we breathe, the water we drink, the land we live on and the life we lead. I really hope we can all have more gratitude, respect and appreciation for the planet we live on.”
Ajay Devgn talks about the power of meditation
Ajay Devgn shared a post where he spoke about the power of meditation. Sharing a picture where he can be seen meditating atop a hill, Ajay captioned it as, “Meditate -Some answers are found on the 'inner net'. Happy #WorldEnvironmentDay.”
Shraddha Kapoor wished fans on World Environment Day
Shraddha Kapoor shared an image where she can be seen next to her plants. She captioned it, “Happy World Environment Day Grateful for Mother Nature.”
Shilpa Shetty spoke about conserving nature
Sharing a picture where she is seen pointing at a tree, Shilpa wrote, “All of us being indoors has helped the rest of the ecosystem regain some balance over the past year. But, even when we get back to the ‘old normal’, we have to remember to treat Mother Nature with respect. Let’s collectively learn to take the initiative without being told to do so. Even if you can’t personally plant trees, be involved in conversations that need voices to amplify the message. Educate yourself on how every individual can help with the #EcosystemRestoration, and spread awareness about it. This is an ongoing battle.
They say small acts multiplied by millions of people will make a difference THE CLIMATE IS CHANGING, WHEN WILL WE?? #WorldEnvironmentDay #MotherNature #ecosystem #OldNormal #NewNormal #OnePlanetOneGoal #RepairAndHeal.”