We can see that in just a matter of a few years, the cities in our country have reached heights of development. The buildings are getting taller, the roads are getting wider and the houses are getting bigger. But in all of this upliftment, how many of you notice how much the air is getting polluted, the rivers are changing their colors and the trees are shedding their leaves. The richness of the environment is deteriorating at an alarming rate.
Sound of Earth Foundation aims to change this scenario and make a small contribution to the picture. Like we said, every small step matters, which in turn helps to change the bigger picture.
Our foundation promotes preserving agricultural land in urban areas, shortening the supply chains and the amount of CO2 emitted when transporting food from rural to urban areas. Producing and selling more fresh food within the city itself can reduce the environmental impact of food distribution, and increase opportunities. Our volunteers have created awareness groups and gathered farmers in the urban areas to spread awareness about this situation.
Another initiative by Sound of Earth Foundation has been reducing and managing food waste. Urban areas contribute to almost 70% of the food waste that happens in the entire country. This food waste if not recycled well and not let decomposed can lead to the generation of harmful gases and heavy pollution. Redistribution of these food materials, through charities and food banks through our foundation has taken place over the years to help the needy and poor in the cities. Drives have been conducted to manage food waste as well.
Such campaigns have made us realize that there needs to be perfect harmony between the urban and rural areas for the country to develop as a whole. No one part can be left unchecked, which will lead to an unbalanced civilization around us. Synchronization in the development is the key to this.