Climate change is real, and it’s destroying the world we live in. Icebergs are melting, deforestation is happening more than often, and water shortage is becoming more prevalent.
According to the 2018 United Nations World Water Development Report, “2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water services.” By 2050, the global water demand could rise to 30 percent due to the increase in population. But, don’t lose hope! We can still save Mother Earth.
There are many ways to get started, but the eco-friendliest way is, perhaps, through nature-based solutions. By going green, we are helping the environment provide clean and drinkable water. Storing water in natural wetlands, soil, and groundwater can be deemed more sustainable and cost-effective than constructing dams.
Other than that, the community also has a key role to play. We must rebuild the eco-system as we move forward to a greener and healthier planet. Whether it's throwing your trash in the proper disposal bin or going up the mountains to rehabilitate the forest through tree-planting, no action is too minor – and anyone can help, even kids!
Yes, the next generation being the hope of the land still applies even when it comes to the environment. It’s essential you teach the young ones how to value the earth. So, let’s start to teach them simple ways to conserve water, not just for the benefit of today, but for the future as well.