One of the most effective ways of tackling the Coronavirus has been social distancing. A majority of the population has been staying home with the hope of flattening the curve. These have been trying times, yet there are a few silver linings too. For instance, some of us have used this time to get closer to our families. Or, better yet, we have given Mother Earth the much-needed break she needed.
With people staying home, we have noticed that there has been a significant change in the Earth’s atmosphere and environment. Pollution, both air and water has remarkably reduced and continues to lessen in the absence of bustling human activity. It has made us realize that if and when things do get back to “normal” we should make an effort to continue the healing process.
Simone Khambatta, the beauty and brains behind the Mama Says YouTube channel, has transformed this enlightenment into action. She has brought influential celebs together to make individual pledges on how to help with the healing process of Mother Earth. The video features stars like Neha Dhupia, Kunal Khemu, Soha Ali Khan, Karan Johar, Neelam Kothari, Tusshar Kapoor, Pragya Kapoor, and Esha Deol. All these celebrities emphasize on how they want to pass on a healthy Earth to their children. Let’s take a look at some of the personalized pledges these celebrities made on the video:
1. Tusshar Kapoor
The actor claimed that he is very passionate about protecting animals from cruelty. He strongly believes that human beings should do everything they can to safeguard the biodiversity of the planet. Keeping with these beliefs, the actor pledged that he would never use animal products in his clothing and accessories.
2. Esha Deol
Against the background of a sunny garden, we see Esha Deol planting a houseplant. The actress looks radiant as she pledges to grow more plants and herbs in her house. Her aim is to create a strong bond between children and nature so that they can also learn to nurture and grow.
3. Karan Johar
The director and actor said that we should all emphasize on Earth’s status as our home, not only to ourselves but our children too. Our children should understand the importance of taking care of this wonderful home. The director said that throughout his children’s childhood he has managed to instill some good habits, like saying no to plastic.
4. Neha Dhupia
The Roadies judge claimed that she and her husband avoid buying plastic toys for their little angel. They mostly indulge in wooden toys. The celebrity couple also encourages the habit of hand-me-downs from Mehr’s friends who are a bit older than her.
5. Soha Ali Khan
The Rang De Basanti actress pledged to carry a reusable water-bottle every time she steps out of the house, instead of buying plastic bottles. Soha Ali Khan elaborated that she is doing this because she cares about the future of the coming generations and the planet.
6. Amrita Arora
The actress pledges to reduce her carbon footprint. That includes not using her car for short-distance errands like going to pick up groceries or going to the gym.
7. Kunal Khemu
Kunal Khemu made a pledge to turn off the tap and shower when he is not using it. This simple habit saves every household gallons of water.
In fact, you can see from the list that all these pledges are simple habits that make a noticeable change. A transformation that will help us leave behind the legacy of a clean and healthy home. You can take a pledge too. Something that you think will help us take a step toward a healthier Earth.
So what will you pledge? Share with us in the comments below.