Topic: “SUSTAINING PEOPLE AND PLANET” Date: 28th July, 2021 Speaker: Dr. Niyati Mistry, A Nature Enthusiast, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Geography, Government Arts College, Gandhinagar Highlights: Dr. Niyati Mistry told that Natural resources are exploited in many ways for the greed of humans. Nature Conservation is the wise management and utilization of natural resources. Due to natural imbalance, people are facing threats like various diseases, natural disasters, increased temperature, global warming, and a lot more. It must preserve the well-being of the next generations. The only way to attain this can be through raising awareness among people all over the world about the importance of saving resources and the consequences of damaging them. She told that the molecules of Ozone Layer acts as a shield protecting us from solar radiations and because of the harmful gases like CFCs, halogenated hydrocarbon, methyl bromide and nitrous oxide the layer is depleting day by day. She suggested the various measures like not to use cleaning products that are harmful to the environment and to us, maintain air conditioners, minimize use of cars, buy local products to minimize the emission of these gases and hence the environment can be protected. She also told that it is the high time now we should move from brown age of fossil fuels to the Green circular sustainable economy. She told that Nuclear technology is still like brown technology. It has just denser energy source and by-product is far more expensive, disruptive and harmful. It generates a waste heat to the environment.