Make sustainability easier
What sustainability means depends on one’s background, experience, knowledge & interest. And not everybody has the urge to really want to dig deeper into the concept of sustainability. Even myself, despite my concern and interest in saving nature and the environment. I just trust my own perception of sustainability, assuming I know what I need to know. I think of it, read about it, discuss it but never did I search for what it really means.
Until now, not so many people around me have become interested in this subject. I don’t remember since when I started to be mindful about my consumption and had my concern about topics like waste, climate change, meat industry, consumerism, probably 3 years ago or so.
Drawing public interest & raising awareness is the key
But what I am sure of is that I was not born to be environment-concerned. I was not taught in school about this. Nobody in my family cares about this. And this is not the case of any individual, this is common.
So I think it is necessary to raise awareness about sustainability as the first step in fighting climate change or living more sustainably as a whole community. The goal is to put “sustainability” into our subconscious mind, just like a normal person thinks about health, wealth, or relationship.
Make sustainability sexier
The thing is, this is not something new. We have tons of organizations and activists who have done a lot and are dedicated to raising public interest in sustainability.
But something is still missing. Because in fact, we are still struggling with the current way society and economy are functioning. I bet there is a statistic about that, but just using my own experience, observation, and all those natural disasters that have been happening especially in 2020, I can say we need to do more and have a better strategy to communicate and raise this topic among the general public.
And so how can we make it happen? It would be the research topic for me in the next couple of days. I will share the insights I found in the next blogs.
If you’re reading until here. That’s already good progress added to this global mission/ movement. So I thank you, and stay tuned! 🙂
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