With Messages For A Greener And Cleaner Environment, Actors And Sport Personalities Celebrate World Environment Day 2018

New Delhi: As India celebrates June 5 – World Environment Day, for which India has been chosen as the global host country by UN Environment with the theme of Beat Plastic Pollution, celebrities, and sports personalities come together to spearhead a green movement of change. With messages for a cleaner and greener environment, they all have taken social media by storm. Actor and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador Dia Mirza wished everyone 45th World Environment Day with an urge to Beat Plastic Pollution, she adds,“Happy #WorldEnvironmentDay!!! #BeatPlasticPollution.”

Posing with Bamboo toothbrushes, Actor Juhi Chawla accepted the #BeatPlasticPollution challenge which has been initiated by UN Environment and pledges to replace plastic toothbrush with a greener alternative. The actor further nominated Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Sachin Tendulkar, Sonam Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Twinkle Khanna, Varun Dhawan, Anil Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty, to name a few.

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She adds,

I hereby challenge, @SrBachchan @AnupamPKher @sachin_rt @KKRiders @sonamakapoor @RajkummarRao @mrsfunnybones @jiteshpillaai @realpreityzinta @Varun_dvn @TheShilpaShetty @AnilKapoor @priyankachopra
I hope you complete the challenge & tag others too #BeatPlasticPollution.

Actor Sonu Sood said,

It’s so important for every individual to work together for the betterment of our future generations. Make this planet greener, plant trees, ban plastic. Join hands with those who are working towards it. #WorldEnvironmentDay.

With ‘Everyday is a #WorldEnvironmentDay’, as his mantra, Actor Jackie Shroff shares a video message with netizens asking them to do their bit for the environment.

Actor Sonakshi Sinha said,

It’s #worldenvironmentday! Lets do our bit to protect this beautiful planet and make it a better place to live in for all that walk upon it.

Actor Tanishaa Mukherji said,

I love the ocean! Happy #worldenvironmentday ! Let’s #beatplasticpollution and save our #oceans. Choose #planet not #plastic #planetorplastic?

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Actor Sidharth Malhotra appeals everyone to respect the enviornment.

Actor Kangana Ranaut, wearing a plastic bag on her head, urged people to stop the usage of plastic bags to avoid choking the environment.

From Celebrities To Sport Personalities

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar shared greetings of World Environment Day, and requested everyone to look after the environment.

Worried with Shimla water crisis and everyone’s careless attitude towards the environment, Cricketer Gautam Gambhir said,

I think instead of #WorldEnvironmentDay let’s rename it as #WorldSurvivalDay. Maybe then we’ll realise we are on the brink of our carelessness & greed-infused disasters. Just look at water crisis in Shimla.

‘There is no alternative planet,’ says Cricketer Mohammad Kaif with an appeal to everyone, ‘Each one of us can play a part in making the planet a better place.’

Cricketer Rohit Sharma added,

Let’s not make ‘looking after our environment’ an event which comes few times a year. Let’s make it a part of our daily routine. Something we pass on to the next generation #ThereIsNoPlanetB #WorldEnvironmentDay.

Asking people to refuse plastic glasses, Cricketer Virender Sehwag said,

Next time you go to a restaurant, please refuse plastic glasses. Use Kulhad, give up plastic. Environment bhi set, taste bhi set.
#WorldEnvironmentDay.

With an appeal to save the planet, Cricketer Suresh Raina said,

The planet does not belong to us, we belong to the planet. Save it… Protect it and most importantly respect it.

On the other hand, Badminton Champion Saina Nehwal takes the #BeatPlasticPollution challenge and pledges to go green by ditching the use of single-use disposable plastic bottles. She adds,

The movement to beat plastic pollution is growing and I urge you to join.

She further nominated Badminton players – Parupalli Kashyap, Prannoy HS and Guru Sai Dutt.

Widening the meaning of World Environment Day, former Indian cricketer and captain, Rahul Dravid, said, “Environment is not just about saving trees, clean societies, removing plastic, reuse, reduce and recycle but also about living fair with the people around us.”

All About The #BeatPlasticPollution Challenge

With a moto of reducing the use of single-use plastic, UN Environment started the #BeatPlasticPollution challenge a few days ago in which people need to make a green switch by opting for a greener alternative to anyone single-use plastic item. They also have to challenge their friends to do the same.

Actor Dia Mirza was the first one to take the #BeatPlasticPollution challenge; she replaced the regular plastic sanitary napkins with the biodegradable option.

Actor Alia Bhatt pledged to replace plastic bottles from her life by switching to greener alternatives. She adds,

#BeatPlasticPollution by switching to steel or glass bottles today! Plastic bottles take 450 years or more to decompose, harming us and our environment. I’m now one step closer towards purging plastic from my life. Hope you guys will make the switch too!#LetsCoexist @deespeak.

Actors Arjun Kapoor And Aditi Rao Hydari also pledged to #BeatPlasticPollution by ditching the use of plastic bottles.

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