What can the public do now to have a sustainable future?

It is an old saying by our elders that ‘if you want to have a bright future then you have to start working for now.’ In the case of bringing sustainable development, we should start working from now itself. The United Nations integrated with other countries has agreed to come up with a sustainable society by solving the global level issues that are refraining the present to get developed. Organizations and individuals of other countries have also taken active participation in this noble agenda by the united nation that should be achieved by 2020. The social ripples are inspired by the United Nations agenda of developing and changing the world for a better future, advocates that government and organizations can never help completely in bringing sustainability till every individual takes personal efforts to change the things in the surrounding.

What does it mean to have a sustainable future?

The process of having a sustainable future is all about using the resources to meet the present needs of the people, by ensuring the ability of future generations to use them in the future. It means that the resources should be conserved by using them mindfully and making sure that their present use is not leading the resources to be depleted in the coming future. The concept of sustainable development is not limited only to the environment, but it is altogether about the social, economical, and ecological development of an individual. To make the future sustainable, every individual should start working from now. Nearly 40 percent of the population in the world lives under the poverty line. The United Nations aims to create an environment with which their social and economic well-being is raised.

The following are some measures that can be done by the public to have a sustainable future.

Limited use of resources:

Charity begins at home; if we want to have a sustainable future, we need to use the path of energy conservation so that future generations can use them at best.

Installing energy-efficient appliances such as solar panels can help you to conserve electricity and use solar energy effectively. In addition to it, turning off the electrical appliances whenever not in use will help to preserve electricity for the future.

Go green:

Many of the health issues are caused by the toxins released from the trash. The diseases are fatal for the health and well-being of the population. Using disposable products and disposing of the disposables will help us with a clean, clear, and hygienic environment.

Less reliance on transport:

Fossil fuels will be extinct and will make the environment unhealthy for the people living on earth. Hence, the social ripples promote the effects of using public transport instead of private cars that will help with a clean environment and the perseverance of fossil fuels for future generations.

Save water:

Water scarcity is one of the important issues faced by the populations in most of the countries. Sometimes, the reason is a lack of natural resources. Global warming is also one of the reasons behind the scarcity of water. Conserving water outdoors, using water-saving water heads, planting trees, and changing the irrigation system are some of the smaller steps common people can take to save water.

Depending less on bottled water:

Depending on bottled water is the cause of increasing plastic pollution. Plastic is neither reusable nor disposable. Hence, we should make less use of the bottles water and prefer tap water to quench our thirst. It will help us to reduce pollution due to plastic.

Taking small steps towards a healthy environment will help the present generation to create a sustainable future for further generations.

Social Ripples mission is aligned with the United Nations 17 SDGs, focusing on Gender Equality, Social Inclusion, rural development, Women & Child Development