“Our planet’s alarm is going off, and it is time to wake up and take action.” – Leonardo DiCaprio
In a fast-paced world full of numerous activities, some things are given priority while some rather sadly, are often relegated to the background.
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Our actions and inactions concerning our environment tell directly and indirectly on our lives and livelihood; cutting across all facets, affecting even areas we tend not to see a correlation.
More often than not, we are quick to put the blame on the government and other agencies and conveniently shy away from any responsibility.
But just like Mahatma Gandhi once said “Be the change you wish to see in the world”.
But then again, there is only so much we can do if the government and other corporate bodies do not rise up to the challenge,
and to the harm, they cause to the environment through their activities whilst raking in profit at the peril of the people.
At some point, the negatives tend to, and it can be safe to say now, has outweighed any positives that can possibly be drawn out.
If we all in our various neighbourhoods and communities begin to take deliberate actions towards sustaining our environment,
doing the bit we can (and there are many), and also lending our voices in reminding the government and these corporate bodies
(just so none of them can feign ignorance, of their role in ensuring a sustainable environment)
then, we will begin to reap its dividends in our health, families, businesses etc.
Join us as we raise our voices to this cause; making sure proper policies on sustainable environmental actions are enacted even as we pursue urbanization which is rapid and right.
But then, what is wealth without health? What are infrastructures and amenities if there are no masses to use them?
The environment is the bedrock of any urbanization and should be seen and treated as such – given priority over whatever profit or revenue hoped to gain.
We only have one earth, and there’s only so much she can take and gradually but we are reaching that threshold.
Join us on 25th March, to double the awareness and save our environment and our lives.
Yubedee Pyamene Anokari, is a contributor on the blog, an amazing content writer and entrepreneur.
Currently a student of environmental studies at the University of Port Harcourt, an SDG advocate, passionate about personal growth and development