A sustainability mindset is one that focuses on the long-term goals of environmental justice and progressive climate action. It's thinking and acting in a way that promotes and supports beneficial practices that protect and conserve the health and future prosperity of our planet.
Oceans cover just over 70 percent of the Earth's surface; it's no exaggeration to state that these expanses of water are vital for our continued survival. The seas on our planet provide food, economic stability and generate most of the oxygen we breathe — when climate change disrupts and threatens oceanic life; it endangers all living things (including us).
Travel and transportation play a substantial role in fueling unsustainable levels of climate change. With road vehicles, rail, shipping and aviation accounting for approximately a quarter of global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions; it's clear that urgent environmental innovation is needed within these industries — as well as changes to our own behaviours and choices.
The decisions we make now will impact our future; a reality we likely can all understand because we've experienced this within our personal lives. We frequently make choices based on how to positively influence where we're headed and/or mitigate any potential adversity. It's much the same when it comes to global warming — what we decide to do today has a ripple effect on whether or not we alleviate or magnify the disruption and damage that climate change brings.
It's an undeniable fact that when people unite under a common goal and implement actionable steps to achieve the progress they wish to see, change is possible. Right now, the most significant worldwide issue we're facing is dealing with global warming and the accelerated climate change it's triggering.
Although comprising a small percentage of the world's population, Indigenous Peoples protect around 80% of the Earth's biodiversity. For many, their traditional knowledge and way of life — often stretching back through centuries or even millennia — exist because of an interdependent relationship with the land.
If you ever needed further proof that fossil fuel industries and world leaders/government representatives don't give a shit about tackling global warming (most notably those that are oil and gas investors); then look no further than the 'carbon bomb' projects they're establishing.
While there are many well publicized ways we can take individual climate action, like reducing single-use plastic; recycling; shopping with reusable tote bags, for example; there are a number of other things we can do to help the environment that may be slightly unexpected.