How to Beat Pollution through Crowdfunding
The ill-effects of pollution are many and this is not restricted to only one kind of pollution-air, water, soil and even visual- all of these factors combine to result in a very high number of deaths. The United Nations estimates that 12.6 million people died due to environmental reasons in 2012. Most of these deaths are disguised in some sense- these may be strokes, heart attacks and cancers. But these diseases and conditions are all in some sense linked to rising pollution.
The most shocking part of UN data is that it clearly states that most of the risks and costs in terms of pollution and health is borne by lower income countries which extract resources like fossil fuels whereas the higher income countries consuming these do not have to bear the brunt of pollution so much even though they are the ones consuming most of these resources and pushing for more and more exploitative extraction in the first place. For further details, you can take a look at this website: https://www.unenvironment.org/interactive/how-to-beat-pollution/
India is one of these lower income countries which suffers highly due to pollution. However, there is no one stop solution to fighting pollution anywhere. Therefore, if we are to fight pollution, we must use different ways of doing so. One way is definitely through legal action- sue companies in court which do not adhere to anti-pollution guidelines. Another way is to see that rivers are not polluted and that things like the Ganga Action Plan are followed – leaders making money out of such things should be exposed and condemned. To prevent deforestation, more and more forests should be protected and more trees planted to make up for the felled trees. However, all of this takes money and where will the money come from?
Fundraising india is certainly an option. Crowdfunding platforms help bring people together and Impact Guru is one such crowdfunding platform. We can crowdfund for alliances of environmental activists, tree planters, journalists, lawyers and so on. These may not even be in one campaign but a number of campaigns that we can do to raise money for various environmental reasons.
You may be an NGO or one such person who works to beat pollution. Your work may be restricted to your neighbourhood or your city. Maybe you work to spread awareness and help people suffering from pollution related diseases. However, if it is connected to environmental conservation, feel free to set up a fundraiser on our website. It is easy to do and takes just five minutes. Fundraising india can help you reach out to thousands of people. For example, Impact Guru, has reach over fifteen countries and like-minded people can donate to your cause from various places. Make sure you explain everything you want to do with the money very clearly.
Once you have started your fundraiser, our campaign manager and you can sit down and work out strategies and targets. But remember that you have to make the first step to change things. Fundraising india can help beat pollution. But it has to start with people fighting for their rights to breathe. If done properly, we can indeed make a huge change in our society. We can even save lives.