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.”
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) June 5, 2018
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.
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.
— Juhi Chawla (@iam_juhi) June 4, 2018
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.
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 https://t.co/TmKNBOkk2F
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) June 5, 2018
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.
— Jackie Shroff (@bindasbhidu) June 5, 2018
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?
— Tanishaa Mukerji (@TanishaaMukerji) June 5, 2018
Actor Sidharth Malhotra appeals everyone to respect the enviornment.
Respect the environment you live in #WorldEnvironmentDay There is no planet B.
— Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) June 5, 2018
Actor Kangana Ranaut, wearing a plastic bag on her head, urged people to stop the usage of plastic bags to avoid choking the environment.
"In 30 years, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. I urge everyone to ban single use plastic bags. I’m joining #RallyForRivers & @UNEnvironment in the fight against plastic pollution"- #KanganaRanaut @sadhguruJV @ishafoundation #BeatPlasticPollution @rallyforrivers pic.twitter.com/UfM1iNzU0x
— Team Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaFanClub) June 5, 2018
From Celebrities To Sport Personalities
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar shared greetings of World Environment Day, and requested everyone to look after the environment.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 5, 2018
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.
I think instead of #WorldEnvironmentDay let’s rename it as #WorldSurvivalDay. May be then we’ll realise we are on the brink of our carelessness & greed-infused disasters. Just look at water crisis in Shimla.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) June 5, 2018
‘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.’
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 5, 2018
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.
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
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) June 5, 2018
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.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 5, 2018
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.
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) June 5, 2018
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.
The movement to beat plastic pollution is growing and I urge you to https://t.co/nBnPP29oav can#BeatPlasticPollution by sharing a video or photo on this #WorldEnvironmentDay .I would like to challenge my friends to spread this initiative @parupallik @PRANNOYHSPRI @GuruSaiDutt1 🍃 pic.twitter.com/0l48nAIrA8
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) June 3, 2018
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.”
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.
A positivity is much needed in today's not so warm world, that isn't cos of global warming for sure. #WorldEnvironmentDay
— Rahul Dravid (@Im_Dravid) June 5, 2018
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.
Tag, I’m it – thanks for tagging me @adriangrenier! I switched to biodegradable sanitary napkins when I realised they are made mostly of plastic!#BeatPlasticPollution with @UNEnvironment for #WorldEnvironmentDay! Hey @sahil_sangha @aliaa08 @JNJCares – Tag, you’re it! pic.twitter.com/gmi8prQERU
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) May 27, 2018
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.
#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 pic.twitter.com/VyI70hggRv
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) June 3, 2018
Actors Arjun Kapoor And Aditi Rao Hydari also pledged to #BeatPlasticPollution by ditching the use of plastic bottles.
It takes one small step to #BeatPlasticPollution! I’ve replaced using plastic bottles with a metal one. It’s convinient & environment friendly. Tagging @AnushkaSharma @RanveerOfficial & @ParineetiChopra to take up the challenge & inspire others to choose a sustainable future. pic.twitter.com/JNWbIgiVU8
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) June 3, 2018
Dee!!!🌟😘😘 Thank you for taking up this wonderful initiative & for making sure we stay responsible always! 😊🤗
Nominating @DianaPenty, @sonamakapoor, @RajkummarRao & @ReallySwara. Hope you guys are up for a challenge! 😏☺️#BeatPlasticPollution#WorldEnvironmentDay@deespeak pic.twitter.com/D8PDkaM4tI
— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) June 3, 2018