The world is in a furor about the environment and finding ways to ensure that it can sustain life as we know it . Although people have been advocating the conservation of resources and the adoption of sustainable living practices for several decades, it is fairly recently that the world has begun to take notice.
There are people who still deny the existence of global warming but thankfuly most of the world is becoming cognizant of it. A big reason is the spread of environmental activism brought about by a wider use of the internet and social media across the globe.
Freak weather over the past few years as well as steadily rising temperatures are showing how real the threat is. Governments are approving legislature to foster sustainable practices. A small but very effective example is the ban on single use plastic in many countries. The “Reduce,Reuse,Recycle” doctrine being taught in schools for many years is finally being implemented. Although most of mankind has decided that the earth needs saving for our species to exist, the long term enforcement of an environment-friendly lifestyle is still upto individuals.
The key to environmental sustainabllity lies with the individual.
If individuals in their daily lives use less water and reduce their carbon footprint it will make a huge difference collectively. When individuals adopt sustainable practices, businesses, departments and corporations are affected too. For instance, if market surveys show that consumers are only buying organic and responsibly sourced products, businesses will be forced to produce and stock only those.
Greta Thunberg and other activists have provided awareness.
The implementation is upto us.
Written for: SoCS — key