A number of serious environmental problems are inherent in the Pakistan, which are of great ecological concern in terms of its sustainable economic future. These include soil erosion, pesticide misuse, deforestation, desertification, urban pollution, waterlogging, salinity, freshwater pollution and marine water pollution, just to name a few. The major constraint to overcoming these problems, in-fact perhaps the main contributor to their intensity is alarming rate of population growth, which is very high in contrast to the natural limited resources that are available to the people. The critical environmental issues in a society not only challenge ecological and economic sustainability of the country but also contribute negatively toward global environmental conservation.
World economic growth over the past 75 years has been bankrolled by the unsustainable use of non-renewable resources, by the destruction of biological diversity and by the emission of greenhouse gases that have triggered global environmental crises while also increasing the gaps between rich and poor. Over the last seven decades, global system of production and consumption has exploited renewable and non-renewable resources with unparalleled intensity and expansion. Ecosystems are being disfigured, altered and destroyed at a previously unimaginable pace, while the demand for food, drinking water, wood, minerals, cement, energy and so forth expands in an unsustainable manner.
Green Living Association
Green Living Association (GLA) is a non-governmental – non-profit organization and partner of the Cleanup the World and United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). GLA is working to raise awareness about Environmental Conservation and to extend practical Environmental Education to all societal segments in Pakistan. Green Living Association was formed in 2007 as a research based initiative to educate people about Environmental Conservation by involving them to innovative and inspirational practical activities.
Green Living Association runs modern Environmental Education campaigns especially for the schools’ students and generally for all segments of society by arranging innovative, colourful and interactive activities. The focus of our campaigns and activities is to inspire each member of the society to contribute his/ her part in the process of pollution check, effective waste management and energy conservation in order to make an Environment Friendly society. We call each Green Angel (the participating student of an activity) a Winner and offer him/ her recognition. Besides presenting the prizes like abroad study trips, lucrative cash prizes, laptops, desktop computers, LED Monitors, smart electronic devices and gifts of practical nature to the prominent performers, GLA offers at least one recognition to each participant of an activity in making it colourful and striking venture for the participants.
The focus of Green Living Association is to provide practical environmental education to all segments of society through schools’ students in bringing Environmental Conservation to their lives and lifestyles by developing among them spirit to contribute their times and energies in making an environment friendly society. Under its first 5-yearly campaign ‘Kids’ Action to Restore Environment’ (KARE 2007-11), GLA reached to 75,000 families in Pakistan in association with our Green Partner schools. Under its second 5-yearly practical campaign ‘Collective Action to Restore Environment’ (CARE 2012-16), GLA successfully riased the figure to well above 200,000 families across the nation. Under its third 5-yearly campaign ‘Collective Action to control Climate Change’ (CATCH 2017-21) GLA aims at reaching to each Pakistani with a message of environmental conservation in association with the Green Partner institutes and print/ electronic media.
Let's join hands and contribute our parts in making an environment friendly Pakistani society and a pollution free planet. Together we share vision, hope, and action in transforming this vision into reality.