Seven Billion Dreams One Planet….
Consume with care….World environment day June 5th.
This is the theme for the this years environment drive. The well being of humanity, the environment and the functioning of the economy, ultimately depends on how responsibly we manage the planets natural resources , yet, we seem to be consuming far more natural resources than the what the planet can sustainably provide.
United Nations has created WED or world environment day as a vehicle to create awareness and action. It is now a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated by stake holders in over 100 countries. Its the people’s day for doing something positive for the environment, a pivot to galvanize individual actions into collective power that generates an exponential positive impact on the planet.
The earth’s ecosystem are nearing the critical point of depletion or irreversible damage, this is fuelled by the high population growth and economic development by 2050. At the current trends of growth we would require three planets to sustain our ways of living and consumption.
Consuming with care means living within the planetary boundaries to ensure a healthy future where our dreams can be realized. Human development and prosperity need not be at the cost of the earth and environment. It is about doing more with less. It is about the awareness that rising rates of natural resource use and the subsequent environmental impacts are not the by-products of the economic growth.
Every little action counts. Although individual decisions may seem so tiny in the face of global threat and trend, but if billion people join forces for a common purpose we can make a tremendous difference.
The world environment day reveals action plan in sustainable management of water, food, and energy.
So how do You and I contribute? Please feel free to think and plan something out. Not in terms of paper but in action.