At an individual Level

Air pollution is a major cause of many diseases in humans, imbalance in nature and adverse effects on flora and fauna. It needs to be checked urgently or else in the very near future we will be fighting for our survival.

At a broader level we always think it is the government that need to create plans, form policies etc to get this done; but we never realize that even if each one of us does something about it on an individual basis, it won’t  take long to bring about a change.

Cultivating small habits in our day to day life can mean happiness for future generations. We owe this to our children. So, here is a list of small things we all can do to secure happiness for our children:

Use public transport: One of the main reasons behind the rise in air pollution is increase in the number of vehicles that has led to a situation where toxic fumes fill the air around us. If we start using public transport much more than we currently do, it would lessen the number of cars on roads and lead to a reduction in the levels of air pollution.

Wise use of Energy: Today, energy consumption in our daily lives is at an all time high. Judicious use of energy sources like electricity helps limit its consumption. This is directly related to air pollution; less energy consumption means less air pollution.

Recycle: This is a term we all are familiar with; we need to use things wisely and then recycle them in order to use them again. This helps in reducing demand for new products and hence reduces air pollution.

Re-Use Things: Reusing not only saves you extra money but also helps in controlling air pollution

Plant Trees: Try to plant as many trees as possible. Where you plant it is not important; it is important that you do. Any tree planted anywhere is one more weapon in the anti-pollution armoury. Trees are the source of fresh oxygen; the more you plant, the cleaner your air will be.

Encourage Others: For all the steps that have been mentioned so far, it is very important that you encourage your family members, neighbours, and friends etc to be a part of the fight against pollution. Explain to them how we can bring about a substantial change if we do this together.


Apart from these personal initiatives, there are many others that can be implemented at a family/community/ city level that you could be a part of. These may include campaigns involving cleaning of public places or planting trees on a large scale.