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Dia Mirza’s #DownToEarthWithDee session reveals Zoya Akhtar and Shreya Ghoshal’s love for nature

Dia has lined up more guests for her Wednesday sessions.

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Actress-producer Dia Mirza, who has been working as an environmentalist since years, kickstarted her new show on her social media handle to inspire others to live in harmony with nature. The actress often talks about her love for nature, and is now taking it to the next level during the lockdown.

Taking to her official Instagram handle, her digital session, “#DownToEarthWithDee”, will feature celebrity guests who share a common love for nature. The session will be conducted every Wednesday.

In the first session, Dia had a conversation with filmmaker Zoya Akhtar dwelt on a number of things, from their shared love for nature to how they are both dealing with the lockdown.

On choosing Zoya as her first guest on “#DownToEarthWithDee”, Dia said, “Zoya and I have been talking wildlife, conservation, ecological balance, stories and more for years. She is one of the most well-informed, empathetic, passionate, fun, articulate and talented people I know.”

During the chat on Wednesday, Zoya elaborated on how the artists community is always deeply affected by circumstances and is responsible for sharing observations of life and feelings through all mediums of their expressions.

“This lockdown is going to alter the world. We will witness these shared experiences permeate into our narratives,” the filmmaker added.

Dia’s second chat friend was Shreya Ghoshal. “Shreya is an incredible artist and human being who has brought so much joy to our lives with her amazing voice. She is also someone who has always made time for wildlife and nature,” Dia said.

Shreya shared a few insights into her early days. “Owing to my childhood spent in a little township of Rajasthan, I am very grateful for the peace and minimalism I experienced which made my musical sense better. From the rustling of trees to the sound of the wind, the animals and birds, it is something I definitely miss now that I live in Mumbai.”

Commenting on the current scenario, she added, “With the lockdown, people are realising that nature has always been here and we have just stopped listening and looking.”

Dia has lined up more guests for her Wednesday sessions.

She believes the discussions on “#DownToEarthWithDee” will inspire people as they foster a relationship with nature.

“I hope these conversations on ‘#DownToEarthWithDee’ every Wednesday will help all those seeking ways to live in better harmony with nature despite living in cities. I hope they find some magic, inspiration and solutions in our conversations,” Dia said.

On Saturday, Dia also shared a recorded video that she made last year on World Environment Day. Sharing the video, she has appealed to the citizens to make a difference. The actress wrote, “Time for a reminder. As we stay home, stay safe, we must consider the opportunity to make a big difference at this time! Segregation of waste and composting wet waste or kitchen waste (vegetable and fruit peels, left overs from pots, pans and plates, tea leaves, basically anything that grows from the Earth can go back to the Earth) as a daily practice is a wonderful contribution towards our society and environment (sic).”

 

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Had recorded this video for #WorldEnvironmentDay 2019. Time for a reminder. As we stay home, stay safe, we must consider the opportunity to make a big difference at this time! Segregation of waste and composting wet waste or kitchen waste (vegetable and fruit peels, left overs from pots, pans and plates, tea leaves, basically anything that grows from the Earth can go back to the Earth) as a daily practice is a wonderful contribution towards our society and environment. Consider this, our civic body continues to work to collect our waste and dispose of it responsibly even during this pandemic. Wouldn’t you want to take the opportunity to use this time at home and put into practice reducing the waste we create? This simple daily action will not only help reduce the burden on our civic workers but would also help combat air, land and sea pollution. If you require tips on how to compost kitchen waste go to @earthlingfirst to see the easy to implement ways to compost waste. Proud of my co-operative that we continue to segregate waste, this is our 4th year since we implemented this practice and it gives us joy! @my_bmc 🌏🙏🏻 #StayHome #StayHomeSaveLives #BeatPollution #BeatAirPollution #WasteManagement #CovidWarriors #CleanAir #CleanSeas #BreatheLife

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