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By Ritika Nath . 5th June 2018 06:58pm

On the occasion of World Environment Day, a number of celebrities have taken bold steps towards saving mother earth. They have joined the #beatplasticpollution challenge on Twitter and posted their photos along with a biodegradable product they will be using from now on, replacing a plastic product. The celebs have also tagged others to complete the challenge. Dia Mirza, the United Nations Environment Goodwill Ambassador, spoke about environment conservation in an international conference at ‘Shared Vision for Urban Sustainability’ event organized by TERI India ahead of the World Environment Day.

Sustainability is not new to India. As Indians, we have always functioned with the understanding that our well-being is connected to the earth. We need to build Smart Cities keeping this knowledge in mind.
She has also posted a video on Twitter suggesting alternative ways to reduce plastic usage. She  stated that after she found out that sanitary pads were out of plastic, she has decided to switch to biodegradable pads. https://twitter.com/deespeak/status/1000721492768772102 Arjun Kapoor has decided to replace plastic bottles with the metal ones. Juhi Chawla and Aditi Rao Hydari also participated in the challenge by posting their photos in the handle. Juhi has also announced that she is going to join Rally for Rivers and the United Nations to  saving the earth. https://twitter.com/arjunk26/status/1003245686366695425 https://twitter.com/iam_juhi/status/1003545481476075522 https://twitter.com/aditiraohydari/status/1003259731132076033 Alia Bhatt has taken to Twitter to replace her plastic bottles with steel and glass bottles. She has also encouraged her fans to take a step ahead to save the environment. https://twitter.com/aliaa08/status/1003172675265548288 Taking a step further, Bollywood music industry has also joined hands with Bhamla Foundation to compose a song Tik Tik Plastic, aiming to encourage the cause. The song is penned by Swanand Kirkire, composed by Shaan and choreographed by Shiamak Davar. It is sung by Shankar Mahadevan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shaan, Ayushmann Khurana, Sonu Nigam, Neeti Mohan, Swanand Kirkire, Kanika Kapoor, Armaan Malik, Shekhar Ravjiani and Shiamak Davar. [caption id="attachment_38402" align="alignnone" width="1280"]tik tik plastic Source[/caption] There are many more Bollywood faces that have been contributing their parts towards saving mother nature. Abhay Deol made an eco-friendly house in Goa in 2014 which has solar panels and water harvesting set-up. Akshay Kumar has also conceptualised and ideated a comic book series titled Tronomega to Earth Mission to impart general awareness among the younger generation about environmental problems. John Abraham has also been actively involved in wildlife conservation.

It is our own responsibility to save the earth. We don’t need to take extreme steps, but few day-to-day lifestyle changes can change the world we live in. So let's come along and make a difference.

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