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  1. 1. EARTH DAY 22 April 2016 By Ladybird Environmental Consulting LLP
  2. 2. What is Earth Day? 1 One of the most widely celebrated environmental events across the globe To increase awareness and appreciation of the Earths natural environment Celebrated in more than 192 countries each year Originally celebrated at Spring Equinox around 21 March But now the United Nations has designated 22 April as the International Mother Earth Day. Earth Day Network coordinates this annual day across the globe.
  3. 3. Why Celebrate Earth Day? About appreciating the uniqueness of our planet Earth with its incredible biodiversity. Various national and international activities are conducted to understand the biodiversity and how should we protect our nature plants, animals and environment. Earth Day is a day dedicated to increasing awareness about the Earth, its issues and problems. Today, more than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. Various policy agreements and acts are sanctioned such as Clear Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many others. 2
  4. 4. Theme Of 2016 : Trees For The Earth GOAL planting 7.8 billion trees over next five years Fight climate change and pollution Reduce CO2 emissions Help counteract loss of species Help communities and livelihood CAUSE planet losing over 15 billion trees every year to deforestation, land development and bad forest management FOCUS on areas affected by deforestation 3
  5. 5. Importance and Value of Trees 4
  6. 6. Trees: Community and Social Value 5 Important part of every community Streets, parks, playgrounds create peaceful, aesthetic and pleasing environment Increase the quality of life by bringing natural elements and wildlife habitats
  7. 7. Trees: Community and Social Value 6 Cool Shade Old trees serve as historic landmarks great source of town pride Trees reduce the heat island effect in cities
  8. 8. Trees : Ecological and Environmental Value 7 Provide oxygen, improve air quality Conserve water Preserve soil Support wildlife One acre of forest absorb 6 tonnes of CO2 and gives out 4 tonnes of O2 Trees, shrubs and turf filter air by removing dust and absorbing other pollutants like CO, SO2 , NO2
  9. 9. Trees : Ecological and Environmental Value 8 Control climate change by moderating the effects of sun, rain and wind Leaves absorb and filter suns radiation keep cool in summer Preserve warmth by providing screen from harsh wind Shield us from downfall of rain, sleet and hail Lower air temperature and reduce intensity of greenhouse effect
  10. 10. Trees : Ecological and Environmental Value 9 Holds soil in place and fight erosion Absorbs and stores rainwater Reduce runoff and sediment deposit after storms. Helps the ground water supply recharge, prevents the transport of chemicals into streams and prevents flooding. Fallen leaves make excellent compost that enriches soil.
  11. 11. Trees : Association with Wildlife 10 Herbivores dependent on leaves for nourishment Monkeys and other animals feed on fruits Birds , bats and insects feed on flowers for nectar Help in dispersing seed Home to hundreds of living creatures Branch of tree protection to birds and squirrels from predators
  12. 12. Trees : Personal and Spiritual Value 11 We like trees Beautiful and majestic Different species variety of shapes, forms, textures and vibrant colors Individual trees vary appearance throughout the year Strength, long lifespan and regal stature of trees give them a monument-like quality Presence of trees - pleasant, relaxed, comfortable feeling Many people plant trees as living memorials of life- changing events.
  13. 13. Contd. 12 Help record the history of your family as they grow and develop alongside you and your kids Often make an emotional connection with trees we plant or become personally attached to the ones that we see every day Strong bonds are evidenced by the hundreds of groups and organizations across the country that go to great lengths to protect and save particularly large or historic trees from the dangers of modern development. Many of your childhood memories include the trees in your backyard or old neighborhood Sentimental value of a special tree is simply immeasurable.
  14. 14. Trees : Practical and Commercial Value Support and sustain life throughout our existence. Have a wide variety of practical and commercial uses. Wood was the very first fuel, and is still used for cooking and heating by about half of the world's population. Provide timber for building construction, furniture manufacture, tools, sporting equipment, and thousands of household items. Wood pulp is used to make paper. Bark of some trees can be made into cork and is a source of chemicals and medicines Quinine and aspirin are both made from bark extracts. Inner bark of some trees contains latex, the main ingredient of rubber.13
  15. 15. Top 22 Benefits of Trees 14 Trees combat climate change Trees clean the air Trees provide oxygen Trees cool the streets and the city Trees conserve energy Trees save water Trees help prevent water pollution Trees help prevent soil erosion
  16. 16. Top 22 Benefits of Trees Trees shield children from ultra- violet rays Trees provide food Trees as landmarks can give a neighborhood a new identity and encourage civic pride. Trees provide a canopy and habitat for wildlife Trees block things Trees provide wood Trees increase property values Trees increase business traffic 15
  17. 17. Top 22 Benefits of Trees Trees heal Trees reduce violence Trees mark the seasons Trees create economic opportunities Trees are teachers and playmates Trees bring diverse groups of people together Trees add unity 16
  18. 18. 15 Ideas And Ways To Celebrate Mother Nature And Become An Environmental Steward 1. Start a pledge board at work or at school. 2. Attend an Earth Day fair. 3. Get plugged into a group. 4. Make a recycling plan. 5. Fix those leaky faucets. 6. Plant a tree. 7. Find a carpool service. 8. Give up bottled water. 9. Start buying local. 10. Go paperless. 17
  19. 19. Contd.. 11. Make a birdhouse. 12. Make a play garden. 13. Write a letter to your local representative. 14. Organize a community cleanup. 15. Walk to school. 18
  20. 20. State Flower of Maharashtra Lagerstroemia speciosa - Queens Flower (Jarul) 19 Small Medium sized tree Height up to 20mts Leaves oval to elliptic Flowers produced in erect panicles Each flower with 6 white to purple petals Flowering season - Summer
  21. 21. State Fruit of Maharashtra Mangifera indica- Mango (Amba) 20 Large fruit tree Height & crown width of upto 100mts Leaves elliptic Dense cluster of flowers Fruit oval in shape Flowering season December to March Fruiting season May to September
  22. 22. Learn About Urban Trees with iTrees Mobile App 21
  23. 23. CONTACT US 22 LADYBIRD ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING LLP Shop 4., Ambika Heritage, Plot 1, Sector 1, Station Road, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai- 410210 Office Timing: 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. ( Mon-Fri) Mobile: 9987013144 Join us LinkedIN Facebook Googlegroup