Volume No. 5 Issue No.: 3A Page No.: 854-854 January-March 2011




Anvita Verma and Gauravi Dwivedi*

Department of Social work, University of Lucknow, Lucknow (INDIA)


Received on : June 05, 2010




Human progress has always depended on our technical ingenuity and a capacity for cooperative action. These qualities have often been used constructively to achieve development and environmental progress: in air and water pollution control, for example, and in increasing the efficiency of material and energy use. Environment and development are not separate, challenged, they are inexorably linked. Development cannot subsist upon a deteriorating environmental resource base, environment cannot be protected when growth leaves out of account the costs of environmental destruction. A growing body of research shows that the more people value money, image, status, and personal achievement, the less they care about other living species and the less likely they are to recycle, to turn off lights in unused rooms, and to walk or bicycle to work. It is high time for a complete and comprehensive examination of the impacts of change in land use, loss of biodiversity, use of fertilizers and pesticides and consistent pollution of air and water bodies. To prevent the human race from this destruction caused by negative development social work intervention can work by making them aware from the grass root level. Handprints are needed to save the environment and minimizing the pressure or footprints on environment.


Keywords : Sustainable development, Environment, Footprints (pressure) capita, Biodiversity, Fragile environment