Can we become the Pro-Planet People?

Bhawna Badola on 13 Sep, 2022

While going though the 'learn more' section of the CLAP4Ganga, I learnt about the ephemeral city that is built and dismantled on the banks of the river Ganga during Kumbh Mela, a very important question emerged - can all our actions be such that our footprint is minimal or atleast must not last beyond our lifetimes?







Any product that we are buying or consuming can we make a conscious effort to see that what footprint it has left during its creaton and what footprint it will create after we dispose it off. Any party that we organize, can we ensure that we do not consume/use/buy any product that can takes more time to decompose than a human's average life - 70 years. Any travel that we take up, can we ensure that we do not leave behing anything that will linger in the ecosystem even after we are gone from the place. Just a little more consciousness, a little more efforts! With these thoughts we may not only ensure that we have not contributed in the destruction of the planet. It may initially seem a little inconvenient but it is for the overall benefit of human kind.

That is what even the Honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, mentioned in his address at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on January 17, 2022 by pitching the idea of a P3 (Pro-Planet People) movement. "'Throw away' culture and consumerism has deepened the climate challenge,” he said, adding that the world needs to shift from the 'take-make-use-dispose' economy to a circular economy (Source:

We are at the juncture of crisis where action is not optional anymore but a pre-requisite to continue to thrive as the most successful species. We just need to use the unique gift that God has given us - Consciousness!

Nature shall reclaim what is rightfully hers - whether the human being remain or gets extinct - it will depend on our actions.