A lot of us in India have a tendency to be sarcastic about initiatives such as the Earth Day (here’s one rant about this very issue). We tend to think that with all the shortage of water, electricity, etc., we already have a very low impact on the Environment.
This is wrong of course. Every global citizen on the planet carries the responsibility of conserving the planet for future generations. We need ensure that we don’t pollute the planet; we don’t overuse it’s resources; we don’t destroy its natural abundance and wildlife. And as with almost every large problem, the solution lies in baby steps. We need to start small and at home.