Visakhapatnam, June 4 (ANI): Students volunteering for a non-governmental organization, hosted a photo exhibition in Visakhapatnam to raise awareness on earth and food preservation ahead of World Environment Day.
The exhibition was organised on the Beach road to create awareness among the people on the deteriorating condition of earth and the food situation around the world.
The theme for this year's World Environment Day celebrations is 'Think - Eat - Save' to promote protection of the environment.
"June 5 is world environmental day. We are conducting this program by displaying photographs which will make people aware of the need to protect the enviornment. People come for their morning walk, 300 people are coming and watching all these photographs so that they are getting and awareness regarding this problem and the main theme is 'think, eat and save'," said Pragna, a member of organisation
Participants drew paintings depicting how saving food can help preserve and protect the environment.
They also described how food could be saved in homes, hotels by preventing wastage .
Think, Eat, Save is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages people to reduce their food print and help save the environment.
A visitor, Praveen Kumar said that Vizag had become very polluted over the last few years and the exhibition was organised to create awareness about the need to clean and preserve our environment.
Vizag has turned into the most polluted city in Andhra Pradesh, because of many of the industries create large pollution and not many of them are aware of it so we want to create awareness in the people and we want to educate the people regarding the environmental issues," said Kumar.
According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted.
This is equivalent to the same amount produced in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa.
At the same time, 1 in every 7 people in the world go to bed hungry and more than 20,000 children under the age of 5 die daily from hunger.
Given this enormous imbalance in lifestyles and the resultant devastating effects on the environment, this year's theme - Think, Eat, Save - encourages people to become more aware of the environmental impact of the food choices they make and empowers them to make informed decisions.
This year's campaign rallies people to take action from their home and then witness the power of collective decisions made by them to reduce food waste, save money and minimize the environmental impact of food production and force food production processes to become more efficient. (ANI)