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Climate crisis is the undercurrent that drives and shapes our lives in countless ways. Many groups argue that the Anthropocene is the cause of this. We live in an age dominated by human presence. We, humans, have a significant impact on the earth’s geology and ecosystems. Mostly, this is framed as bad news, but we can also argue its good news.
Many are wondering how they can learn. About the way forward. About environmental issues. About climate change, sustainability and regeneration. About how to align economy, ecology and the human spirit. So I grouped and simplified some of it together :
RESTORE WHAT WE SCREWED UP
We have destroyed the natural ecosystems and deforestation is still happening every day. The UN Secretary-General António Guterres said the planet was rapidly reaching a ‘point of no return’, cutting down forests, polluting rivers and oceans, ploughing grasslands “into oblivion”.
Restoration of ecosystems is key. Everyone can contribute to restore healthy soil, healthy oceans and healthy freshwaters. This can be done via permaculture technique. Read more about permaculture and use this wisdom in your own garden and life. Many small puzzle pieces also make a big picture!
RELEVANT SUSTAINABLE GOALS
Shift Mindset from Scarcity to Abundance
One of my favorite quotes is, “The mind is everything, what you think, you become.” It is so true. Mindset is a critical component of success in business, sports and life in general. Scarcity mentality refers to people seeing life as a finite pie, so that if one person takes a big piece, that leaves less for everyone else (there is not enough, there is not enough to go around, not trusting others, being protective of one’s resources, etc).
On the other hand, an abundance mindset flows out of a deep inner sense of personal worth and security. It’s grounded in the belief that there is more than enough for everyone. An abundance mindset refers to the paradigm that there is plenty out there for everybody.
Redefine Our Businesses
The COVID‐19 pandemic represents the largest economic and sanitarian crisis the world has experienced in decades. As the world moves and navigates to recover from the pandemic, we cannot go back to “business as usual” mentality. The recovery from the COVID‐19 pandemic coincides with a critical opportunity to fight against ecosystem degradation and climate change.
More studies show that investing in the green economy creates more jobs per million dollars than spending on fossil fuels economy (International Labour Organization 2018), governments and private industries can turn their attention to reduce environmental pressures and boost the economy at the same time.
Reduce and Prevent Our Waste
Everything we consume requires resources to produce. For every pound of goods produced, at least 71 pounds of waste is created during manufacturing. This waste comes from mining for resources, refining raw materials, manufacturing materials into a specific good, and the transportation involved with bringing the raw materials to production facilities and then the final product to the market. Before making a purchase, you need ask yourself “Do I really need this?“
We need to feel responsible again. We need to be conscious on what happen to products once we are done with it. It’s time for all of us to care and take responsibility for handling waste. Stop buying and hoarding useless stuffs, live small, plants tree and be self-sustaining as much as possible.
You can also help restore ecosystems is buying locally grown produce as far as possible. By buying local, we shorten the supply chain, which reduces emissions of greenhouse gasses that contribute to climate change.
If we focus on the best possible outcomes, together we can restore ecosystems.
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