There’s nothing good about a wasteland but that’s exactly where we’re heading, and no one is innocent  …

 

Can you imagine what it would be like to have the planet expire? Well, let me tell you something, you won’t even be there to witness it. After all, it is all because of you — because of me — because of all of us.

Let us face the truth: our planet is running out of resources, we are destroying lands, releasing wide amounts of agricultural chemicals into the environment, and we are doing very little to avoid or even postpone this abuse.

According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), ‘[the] human race is plundering the planet at a pace that outstrips its capacity to support life’. Due to high consumption levels, we will need another planet by 2050 unless definite solutions are reached.

Of the nine universal procedures that established life on Earth, the following four now exceed ‘secure’ levels: human-compelled climate change, loss of biosphere stability, land system diversity, and increased levels of phosphorus and nitrogen existing in the oceans due to the high consumption of fertilizer.

Did you know?

  • 1 toilet flush = 3 gallons of water.
  • 1-minute shower = 50 gallons.
  • Brushing teeth = 4 gallons (while tap is running).
  • 27,000 trees are cut down each day so we can have toilet paper.
  • Rainforests are cut down at a rate of 100 acres per minute.
  • More than 1/3 of all energy is used by people at home.
  • A million tons of paper is used worldwide in a single day.
  • Each year, mankind consumes 40 per cent more resources than nature can restore.
  • Of 1.5 million known species, 16,118 species are in danger of disappearing.
  • China, the United States and India produce about half of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions.
  • The World Health Organization estimates that 160,000 people die each year because of indirect causes linked to climate change.
  • More than 1 billion people worldwide don’t have access to safe drinking water.

Easy steps to save our planet!

  • Pick up earth-bags at your local grocery shop instead of paper and plastic ones.
  • Shorten your shower by just 1 minute and you could save 150 gallons of water a month!
  • Unplug unused appliances to use less electricity.
  • Print paper wisely. Don’t throw paper away, reuse and print out texts on both sides.
  • Use fewer chemicals. Chemicals used to wash our bodies, homes, cars and everything else get washed down the drain or absorbed into the grass, and eventually end up in the water supply.
  • Drive less often. Another big source of air pollution that has led to global warming are the emissions from cars, trucks, planes and other vehicles.

And finally …

‘Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed’.
― Mahatma Gandhi