Imagine having to wear masks all the time because the air is too polluted.
Or what about having to wear protective outfits because the atmosphere is full of toxic.
Or even living in a surrounding full of rubbish with no trees or flowers in sight.
This issue has always been a hot one because of the importance of the environment to us humans.
Do you know that there has been a 35% increase in the global carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels since the Kyoto Protocol was signed in 1992.(from Environmental Action Defence Fund)
Every 20 minutes the world adds another 3500 human lives but loses 1 or more entire species of animal or plant lives – at least 27 000 species per year.(from PBS)
These are all but a few of the statistics regarding to the deterioration of our environment. A new term – sustainable development – has been coined as a solution to this issue.
Basically, it means that development is being carried out to meet human needs without compromising the environment for the sake of our future generations.
Do you want your child to know how a lion looks like by showing them the picture book?
Do you want your grandchild to live indoors?
Let’s not let our future generation suffer from our inaction.
Stand up now and be counted.
Join us GYS and together we can make a difference.