​Economic Growth = Destruction of the Environment?

Posted by Cory List on 2nd Oct 2014

​Economic Growth = Destruction of the Environment?

The value of this planet is definitely taken for granted by many. This is home. This is a dwelling place. If it is lost, there is no home left for you and everyone and everything that exists. Life in this planet is valuable and so this planet itself is not to be underestimated. To secure the life within, the planet needs to be kept safe.

Unfortunately, the safety of the planet is being threatened by a number of things. Economic growth and development seems to be one of the biggest threats to the planet and it will continue to bring disastrous consequences unless you make an active move to make a difference.

  1. Embrace an eco-friendly lifestyle. Before even thinking of making forcing a change on other people, you should start the change in you. There are things you can do that will make a big difference such as using energy-efficient or LED light bulbs and using fuel-efficient cars. These are small changes that will make a difference and it may not weigh much but it is a good start.
  2. Support government efforts to promote eco-friendly projects. After making valuable changes on a personal level, you can extend your reach and make changes that will affect a great number of people. If your government has programs aligned with this, you can make an active move to support it and promote it.
  3. Do your research. The destruction of the environment has been a looming threat for years. Ever since its shadow came upon the world to bring warning, it has rattled people. Instead of letting it worry you, you have to face it with conviction. Preparedness and proper knowledge is key to succeeding over this. There are resources that you can find online, to learn more about what you can do to help, so try to put some effort.
  4. Stop pointing fingers. It is easy to lay blame on other people. It is easy to see what is wrong in the planet and lay blame on the others, but understand that when you do that you are pointing three fingers at yourself. Pointing fingers do nothing good because in is a counterproductive move. Instead of doing good, it de-motivates people so do not engage in such a thing.

What is true is that despite the gravity of the threat there is still so much that can be done. Ranting and complaining is not going to help the planet survive so do not waste your time going around and crying over spilled milk.