When you participate in our quarterly Eco-Challenges, your submissions will be posted here for other App users to view and comment on.
This gorgeous picture captures beautifully what Eco sustainability means to me. This image shows how we humans can coexist with nature, represented by the houses surrounded by trees and shows how much nature is still engraved in us humans, represented by the mountain in the background that resembles a piton, a big part of my country’s culture, a perfect metaphor for Eco sustainability. The cherry on top of course is that stunning rainbow, symbolizing hope and a brighter future for the environment and Eco sustainability in general.
Whenever I walk to the supermarket or the beach, I am reminded of environmental sustainability. Instead of driving my car, especially if I am going to nearby locations because automobiles emit carbon dioxide, which contributes to climate change, I reduce my carbon footprint by walking, taking the bus, or, my favourite, riding my bicycle.
One scene of environmental sustainability I am reminded of every day is when I use my reusable utensils and cups. Rather than using single-use plastic at home or when I am out with my friends, I use metal straws, forks, and reusable cups. Through these actions, I am able to protect the ecosystem by reducing the trash in landfill.
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) environmental sustainability is the capacity to improve the quality of human life while living within the carrying capacity of the earth's supporting ecosystems. This picture, taken from Gros Piton in my island of St. Lucia, was originally snapped for the lovely view it is, but the blue water and lush greenery are true reminders of an ecosystem we have to preserve for future generations. This is not just for the view, but for the numerous creatures that call this area home and for us humans to continue living and thriving in a habitable space with clean water and air for several years to come.
Environmental sustainability is the chance we give ourselves to enjoy our true nature.
Leo Club of Dominica's 'Small Actions.Big Change'Eco-Challenge submission. They cleaned the beaches as their small action. What can you do with a group to make a positive change in the environment?
Our goal is to focus on food sustainability awareness by promoting easy agri smart sustainable ways to produce food. Using recycled material we constructed mini grow boxes for our first social event, OSADI Sip & Plant. Small actions, Big change. #oneseedaday
Eco-Warrior Jahrissa Carbon taking part in WePlanet's 'Small Actions. Big Change' Eco-Challenge! Jahrissa planted watermelon seeds; what are you planting?
Take a look at Amy's Eco-Submission! Isn't it amazing?! Comment what you think.