Celebrities have never shied away from putting their might behind the causes they support. This is why it came as no surprise when, on World Environment Day this year, many celebrities like Karan Johar, Ananya Panday, Janhvi Kapoor, Disha Patani, Virat Kohli, Mrunal Thakur and more came together to pledge their support towards environment conservation through small yet impactful steps that can easily be implemented in our daily schedules.
“The Green Rising Sustainable Squad is here to show us that even simple everyday actions can make a huge positive impact on the environment,” says Virat Kohli.
The ‘Sustainable Squad’, as they’ve taken to calling themselves, partnered with Give India’s ‘The Green Rising’ Campaign and online thrift store Dolce Vee to announce a preloved closet sale. So you can now buy stuff straight from Johar or Panday’s closet and do your bit to save the environment as the proceeds from the sale will go towards planting a 10-acre food forest and also promote circular fashion. “This day reminds us to reorient ourselves to think about how we can leave a lighter footprint on our planet,” says Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives star Seema Sajdeh, also a part of the Sustainable Squad.
In case you didn’t know, a food forest (or a forest garden) is the diverse planting of edible plants that attempt to mimic nature’s ecosystem. This is massively helpful in mitigating effects of climate change like rising temperatures. It also helps improve the water and soil quality of the region.
The organisation claims that the Sustainable Squad’s efforts would save 6.3 lakh liters of water and as much carbon as is used up in driving over 4175km.
As Kohli and the rest of Sustainable Squad claim, difference can only be made if we make small but meaningful changes in our everyday lives. This World Environment Day, you can make a difference by educating yourself on how you, too, can discover these small differences and make the world around you a better place. Happy conserving!