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St Josephs College observes World Ozone Layer Day

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Jisa Mathew

CAMPUS: Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Ozone Layer conservation by the UN, a talk was held to create awareness and help preserve Ozone layer, at the UG Quadrangle on Wednesday.

The talk was organised by the members of All India Christian University Federation (AICUF), National Service Scheme (NSS) and Wildlife Awareness Conservation Club (WACC).

The Ozone Layer protects the earth from harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun.

“With the realisation of the depletion of the Ozone layer in the Antarctic region in 1985, the urgency for the conservation was felt by the UN. The depletion was caused due to the excessive use of Chloro Fluro Carbons (CFC) and Bromo Fluro Carbons (BFC) in refrigerators and coolers,” said Paul Pop, President of WACC.

He also added that if the world joined hands together, the conservation process would become easier. “By adopting simple steps to limit the use of air conditioners in houses and cars, Ozone Layer depletion could be prevented by 2040,” said Paul, a student.

The talk was followed by a skit by AICUF members on the theme of conserving the environment rather than exploiting nature for individual benefits

The organisers of the talk also conducted a rally from the campus to Town Hall as part of Ozone Day observance.

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