sRide celebrates World Car Free Day!

sRide celebrates World Car Free Day!

The world as we know is changing. And the pace of change is unmatchable. Concepts, trends and customs are all going through overhauling. Amidst all these social conventions, civic conventions are also taking the road to change. We live in a world, where people are working long hours and spending their lives to earn more and more money. All of this is cool, unless we keep the game stress free! But commuting to and from work in itself is a major stress and we, the people are finding ways to make it more efficient and stress free. The sad part? Not all of us are doing it! World Car Free Day is one such initiative, which is being observed on 22nd September every year, worldwide.  Individuals as well as civic bodies across the world are embracing the day and encouraging people to take a stand for the environment around them, that has been bearing the brunt of development till date. “The movement also encourages people in major cities to opt for alternate commute options like carpooling, cycling, walking or simply taking a public transport – the basic idea being lessening the number of cars on the road for at least a day.”  Why we are celebrating Car Free Day? Making our lives easy Even though it is just a day today, the idea of going car free or opting for alternate commute options will soon be a social phenomena. Imagine our lives in that time, and imagine the possibilities – roads with lesser traffic, environment that is less polluted and another platform to socialise with co-travellers.  Car Free Day...
How I made a difference to the environment (and you can too)

How I made a difference to the environment (and you can too)

The environment is a funny thing; it gives you a ’false’ sense of security. Yes I mean ‘false’. It pretends that no matter what you do, it would always protect you – but that isn’t the case. It pulls the rug from underneath your feet, right when you are extremely comfortable.  So yes, it is a false sense of security and it is high time we do something about it! In the name of development, we are torturing this world into an abyss, and this truth should make everyone think twice – but somehow it doesn’t. The first time I heard about the word Greenhouse Effect or Global warming, it was back in class 5th or 6th. I hated geography, which in turn gave me no interest in what was gradually happening to our world. Today it has been almost 18-20 years since that day, and I often wonder – What if I would have paid attention that day? Would the world be a little different today? As the saying goes, it is never too late for a change. And I hope that the environment believes in the same. Even if not, we could try and make it! Let me tell you how I made a difference to the environment (and how you could help too): #1 Live Clean and Think Green I always compare this point with Yoga. We all know how Yoga helps our body to be clean and healthy. Similarly, even your house needs some yoga. Don’t you wish for fresh air every time you step out in the balcony early morning? Well, you can’t go...
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