As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
The truth is that I was thinking about the idea of protecting the earth, our only planet, not only for the present generations, but also future generations as well. What we do today is obviously going to impact a tomorrow. But then I got to thinking about the average family, developing countries, and those who are living in poverty. Why would these individuals, families, or countries care about protecting the Earth, when their number one goal is to survive?
After thinking about this question, I realized that the United Nations, Division for Sustainable Development's (SDG's) number one goal is to reduce poverty. Sustainable goal Number one is to: "End poverty in all it's forms everywhere." When human beings know that they can sufficiently provide or look after themselves or their families, they can branch out, to accomplish goals that are beyond self - survival. However, this is not to say that no one can do anything, every one can do something. The truest test of character is to be able to give back, even in periods where human beings are not in their ideal circumstances, if we wait for an ideal, we will be waiting for a long time.
I really liked the idea of"The Lazy Persons Guide To Saving The World." Whilst there are the larger goals of ending poverty, there are small simple steps that anyone could do. Sustainable development or climate change is really the result of human actions. With every cause there is an effect, and with every effect there is a cause. This thought can be transferred to the daily actions that take place in a household, to that of the satellites that orbit the Earth. How are these actions influencing natural disasters from occurring? Maybe climate change is also another sociological construction, that is a creation of human experiments, trials and errors? However, as with the issues of race, ethnicity, gender, discrimination, etc, environmental goals are also a constructed issue that we are left to solve.
Dedication: These thoughts are dedicated to all human beings, our Earth, our home. My thoughts to share with love & kindness! :)