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Go GREEN this environment day

On the occasion of World Environment Day, there are a few ways to go green and lead a healthy lifestyle without making many changes completely.

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Fresh fruits and vegetables: Eating packaged foods can hamper your health and cause serious ailments. Choose vegetables and fruits that are sold fresh off the produce and which are free of harmful chemicals.

Organic farming:  Growing organic vegetables at home. If you want to grow your own vegetables at home, here are a few things you need to keep in mind. You need organic soil, organic seeds. Allow enough light and air once you sow the seeds. Don’t overwater it and ensure that rats don’t get to the small plants. You can literally enjoy the fruits and vegetables of your own labour.

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What you can grow at home: The easiest to grow are the tomatoes, brinjals, beans, peas, broccoli and cauliflower, bitter gourd, snake gourd and muskmelon.

Health and nutrition– On health and nutrition front, shunning pesticides like sulfan and furadan. It is not just the farmers who suffer from the negative effects of pesticides. Many agricultural chemicals, such as endosulfan, can be found far away from the fields on which they were applied. It has been detected in homes, waterways and air long after they have been spread over croplands. Exposure to these residues increases the risks of developing many diseases, from certain forms of cancer to neurological disorders.   Chemical-free farming – very much in contrast to the status quo of the Green Revolution and industrial farming is healthier for the environment and human populations.

The environment belongs to all and is important to all. Environmental issues received international attention in the Stockholm Conference on 5th June 1972. Since then we celebrate World Environment Day on 5th June.

There is a Chinese proverb

If you plan for one year, plant rice, if you plan for 10 years, plant trees and if you plan for 100 years, educate people.

So, if we want to protect and manage our planet Earth on a sustainable basis, all of us need to be environmentally educated.

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Stock up on water: On an individual level, we need to have water tanks in our house than constantly use flowing water for washing, cleaning etc. Conserve water and stop wastage of water.

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Reuse Paper: Use both sides of paper when you need print-outs.  Although paper is bio-degradable, the wastage of it releases greenhouse gases like methane when being decomposed. So, reuse paper and help preserve trees and conserve nature. You and your children can create from these DIY projects. 30 Awesome DIY Projects Using Newspaper!


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As humans, we have always been fascinated by the moon. As a child, I used to gaze up at the moon in the sky and think there is a mother holding a child in her hands. At other times, it appeared to be a rabbit. On September 27 and 28 night, a rare astronomical event turned the sky into a beautiful canvas. The sky was illuminated with the presence of ‘Supermoon’ during a total lunar eclipse giving the excited sky gazers a glimpse of rare ‘red blood moon’ around the world. A combination of a Super Moon and total lunar eclipse is captivating. This rare astronomical event had last occurred in 1982.

The first Blood Moon eclipse in the ongoing series of four, happened on the night of April 14-15, 2014. The second one took place was October 7-8, 2014, and the third one (the shortest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century) was April 4, 2015. The fourth and final total lunar eclipse of the ongoing lunar tetrad – four total lunar eclipses in a row, spaced at six full moons apart – which fell on the night of September 27-28. It was visible to sky watchers in North America and Europe.


I shall conclude with these lines

Tonight I watched in awe,
the moon once pure and white.
Obeying the nighttime law;
lighting the sky so bright.
The stars, the moon in sync,
dancing their worries away.
The end can happen in a blink;
a sudden halt would not sway.
Darker the night grew –
and darker the moon dost shine.
I stood there in awe, in view,
– a bloodish sublime.
The proud moon once danced so free,
now cowering behind a blood red veil.
I stood there in awe to see,
the world halt with a quail.
The moon eclipsed in a taint of dark red;
I stood there in awe in yonder.
‘Is not the moon dead?
What of this? ‘ I ponder.
Hours pass feeling like eternity,
watching the blood moon night pass.
Returning the world back to modernity,
knowing this isn’t the last.
The moon is pure and white once more.
Don’t succumb to joy just yet.
Again it’ll happen, I swore –
three more nights, a blood moon to fret.

Adam M. Snow

The above poem appropriately expresses how I feel seeing this supermoon.


*/This post is inspired by the rare astronomical event ‘Supermoon’ or ‘Blood moon’./*





Supermoon lunar eclipse 2015

Stargazers were treated to a rare astronomical phenomenon when a total lunar eclipse combined with a so-called ‘supermoon’ early on Monday morning.

Watch the rare blood-red supermoon rise in the UK and travel across the world’s night sky

The return from a total lunar eclipse to a moon is seen in the dark sky in Essen, Germany (Photo: PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

The total lunar eclipse of the supermoon was captured rising towards Beach Head in Worthing, as well as in Lisbon, Paris, Athens and Boston, USA.

The rare event, also called ‘Blood Moon’, began at 02:47 GMT and lasted for about one hour and 12 minutes.

It was the first time the events have made an appearance together since 1982.

              The supermoon rises behind Glastonbury Tor (Photo: Matt Cardy / Getty)

It will not happen again until 2033.

When a full moon makes its closest approach to Earth, it appears slightly bigger and brighter than usual and has a reddish hue.

That coincides with a full lunar eclipse where the moon, Earth and sun are lined up, with Earth’s shadow totally obscuring the moon.

Source: Video: Supermoon lunar eclipse 2015: the blood-red eclipse captured from around the world – Telegraph


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