Green Living Pakistan

‘COVID & Climate’ Activity – 2021

Green Living Pakistan organised ‘COVID & Climate’ activity (Feb – Apr 2021) for the students from preschool to 12th grade firstly to equip them to successfully fight Coronavirus and secondly to develop among them the spirit to contribute their part in protecting our nation from all kinds of threats. 

COVID-19 has changed the world, as, all countries and territories have registered corona cases, and the entire world is buzzing with uncertainty and fear. However, regardless of the crucial effects of coronavirus on the world population, there are certain advantages of the pandemic that have never been seen in the recent past. Satellite images show that during the COVID peak pollution levels dropped enormously in the most polluted parts of the world, including the atmospheres of Lahore and Karachi, with a reasonable reduction in density produced by nitrogen dioxide in the lower atmosphere. Now, as we are close to successfully defeating the pandemic as a unified and responsible nation, we must take the lessons learned from COVID-19 as guidelines for making a greener future to set an example for the rest of the world.

During this huge global disaster Pakistani nation has shown that it can act to address a crisis like this, with our institutes, the Armed Forces and individuals taking collective measures and changing behaviours in response to the pandemic. When we work together, we can make a big difference to overcome huge challenges. 

In making the activity even more inspiring GLP announced a wide range of prizes and awards for participants besides offering Green Certification to each participant. Other prizes included Rs. 100,000 Cash Prize, Laptop Cooling and Radiation Control Stands, Gold and Silver Medals, Green Angels Insignia and Honour Shields.

Remember, COVID-19 threat is not over

It is important for all of us to know that COVID-19 is a reality and its threat is very much there. The scientists have now found its variants and have studied that these variants do tend to spread faster, they’re more transmissible or more infectious. So that’s the worrying part. However, so far, they do not seem to cause more severe illness or a higher death rate or any sort of different clinical manifestations. Now this particular time there have been two particular variants that have been reported to WHO. One was identified in the UK and one was identified in South Africa. They do have one change in common, we call it the N501Y mutation. But otherwise the two are different. And the reason there’s concern is that both of these variants were associated with an increase in the number of cases in both of these countries. (Click here to know more).

Remember, the only way to successfully defeat the Coronavirus is strictly implementing the precautionary measures as defined by the WHO and discussed in the COVID & Climate guidebooks