What is Sustainability
We humans continually make extreme demands on the natural environment, locally and globally...often we are not aware of these demands and how we as individuals impact on these demands. The situation is making leading scientific groups, politicians and major business leaders very concerned about the future of the world in which we live. We need to adopt a more sustainable way of living if we are to protect and improve the environmental world not only for today's citizens but also for future generations. Our own children and our children's children.
The meaning of Sustainability is very simple:
That we humans take from the Planet Earth what we need (both locally and globally) without hurting it so that it will be there for future generations.
All of us in all aspects of our lives can make a difference.
Figures show that 26% of the Human population of the World are now using 86% of the worlds natural resources..............and looking at the situation long term (In a sustainable way) many are now believe that the planet cannot cope with the wasteful demands we are making of it.
It has also been proven that by being more sustainable results in savings financially.
We have to realize that our actions today will have a bearing on the lives of our children and our grandchildren long after we have gone. So we all need to ask the question:
"WHAT SORT OF WORLD (LOCALLY/GLOBALLY) DO WE WANT TO CREATE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS?
HERE'S A COUPLE OF QUESTION FOR YOU:
"Do you ever think where things you buy come from?"
"Do you ever think who has made, produced or grown the things you buy?"
"How far has the item you have purchased come from?"
"Is it grown or produced in this country using local materials?"
"Do you throw away things that you could reuse?"
"Do you throw away broken items when they could be repaired?"
CREATING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL OF US