ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH :
People experience the environment in which they live as a combination of physical, chemical, biological, social, cultural, and economic conditions that differ according to the local geography, infrastructure, season, time of day, and activity undertaken. The different environmental health threats can be divided into “traditional hazards, which are associated with lack of development, and the “modern hazards,” which are associated with unsustainable development. The changing pattern of environmental health hazards and associated health risks from traditional to modern with time and economic development has been called the “risk transition. This transition in risks occurs before the “epidemiologic transition,” which is the term applied to the frequently observed shift in the relative importance of traditional (for example, infectious and modem for example, chronic diseases that accompanies development. Traditional hazards are related to poverty and insufficient development. They include lack of access to safe drinking water; inadequate basic sanitation in the house- hold and the community; food contamination with pathogens; indoor air pollution from cooking and heating using biomass fuel or coal; inadequate solid waste disposal; occupational injury hazards in agriculture and cottage industries; natural disasters, including floods, droughts, and earthquakes; and disease vectors, mainly insects and rodents.
Modem hazards are related to rapid development that lacks health and environment safeguards and to unsustainable consumption of natural resources. These hazards include water pollution from populated areas, industry, and intensive agriculture; urban air pollution from automobiles, coal power stations, and industry; solid and hazardous waste accumulation; chemical and radiation hazards due to introduction of industrial and agricultural technologies; emerging and re-emerging infectious disease hazards; deforestation, land degradation, and other major ecological change at local and regional level; climate change; stratospheric ozone depletion; and trans boundary pollution.
One of the differences between traditional and modern environmental health hazards is that the former are often rather quickly expressed as disease. A person drinks polluted water today and develops severe diarrhea tomorrow, for example. The incidence of diarrhea can accordingly be a relatively useful measure of the risk and of our efforts to control it. For many modem environ- mental health hazards, however, a long period may pass before the health effect manifests itself A cancer-causing chemical released into the environment today may not reach a person until it has passed through the food chain for months or years, for instance, and even then may not cause development of a noticeable tumor for decades. Similarly, environmental change, caused by human activities, that occurs over several decades, such as stratospheric ozone depletion due to chlorofluorocarbon emissions, may undermine the life-supporting functions of Earth. So, for modem environmental health hazards, understanding the environmental pathways through which the hazards move is particularly important.
“Environmental education is a learning process that increases people’s knowledge and awareness about the environment and associated challenges, develops the necessary skills and expertise to address the challenges, and fosters attitudes, motivations and commitments to make informed decisions and take responsible actions.”
1. Awareness (awareness about environment and its problems)
2. Knowledge (basic knowledge about the environment)
3. Attitude (a sense of responsibility towards the environment)
4. Skill (skills to solve environmental problems)
5. Participation (participate in programs related to environment)
1. To create awareness among the students about the environment and its problems.
2. To enable the students to understand the environment and its inter relationship with man.
3. To enable the students to acquire basic knowledge about the environment.
4. To identify the social values which are in harmony with the environmental quality.
5. To create positive attitude among the students towards environment.
6. To develop skills among the students for evaluating environmental measures and educational programs.
7. To develop skills among the students with a view to solve environmental problems.
8. To create a sense of responsibility towards the environment.
EE is very important for the child and adult for self-fulfillment and social development.it helps in maintenance of life and health. In self preservation and in the preservation of human race. It helps to understand different food chains and the ecological balance in nature. It helps to understand and appreciate how the environment is used for making a living and for promoting a material culture.
EE helps in appreciating and enjoying nature and society. It stimulates concern for changing environment in a systematic manner for the long run as well as the immediate welfare of mankind. It directs attention towards the problems of population explosion, exhaustion of natural resources and pollution of the environment and sheds light on methods of solving them.
Plantation India provides full consultancy to the schools and collages for Environmental Education for more details Please contact:
Dr. Rajendra Dube.
VISION OF PLANTATION INDIA :
Our vision is to plant no less than 125 crore tress/plants all through the nation by 2020. We anticipate a future where this place that is known for our own might honey bee secured with the rich greenery of a huge assortment of trees, plants, creepers, greeneries, herbs.
VALUES THAT APPRECIATE :
Claimed situated in INDIA, utilizations condition benevolent plants which are chosen by the atmosphere and the area. Our group conveys these life-sparing plants, benefits neighborly plants, giving the chance to claim a business with a safe monetary future as per an all.
MISSION-TO RESTORE WEALTH :
Permeated with a feeling of reason, Owned thoroughly submits itself to greening the country – and the globe. At the end of the day, may this ‘sone ki chidiya’ recuperate its lost greatness. That can be conceivable when each agriculturist winds up noticeably prosperous;
VALUE BASED GROWTH :
The Founder Dr. Rajendra Dubey, in the genuine convention of the rishis of your, got motivation from the logical Vedas. He accumulated a couple of companions and relatives and held the initially Plantation India meeting in a sanctuary in 1985.