Why Should We Care About Sustainability?
The topic of sustainability is becoming an important conversation. For a long time people have been making incredible strides towards advancing technology and our society in general but there has definitely been an environmental impact, and unfortunately it hasn’t always been a good one. While some people would prefer not to switch their lifestyles to include some environmentally-friendly alternatives, it may become a requirement at some point if it gets too bad. If we all start making small differences, it will help tremendously.
So we get back to the headline: why should we care? It depends on your motivation. Consider this for yourself, “how would a worse environment impact me?”
This question can be hard to answer because we don’t know the future. It can be difficult to answer this question but it is important. Even if nothing happens quickly and we don’t see all of the negative impacts in our lifetime, think about how we will impact future people that live on earth if we are negligent in protecting the environment now. I personally want to leave the earth better than I found it and I know a lot of people share the same desire.
So in conclusion, there is no clear answer to why we should care. People all need to decide for themselves and find a motivation to change if that’s what they want to do. No one can be forced to change their habits (at least not yet) so making voluntary changes can be empowering. Hopefully this helps people determine what is best for them and if they desire a change at this point or not. It really is a personal decision that people have to make for themselves and this decision can be greatly determined by age and by income. Next week we will start learning about how to start a sustainable lifestyle without having to change that much.