Hi there. Can I tell you what I dream of doing?
I want to raise awareness of environmental concern and create laws that will help to conserve and improve our environment. We are losing our natural world at unprecedented rates due to a lifestyle of consumption and economic growth. There needs to be change at all scales, from individual lifestyle changes to an institutional change and a shift from neoliberalism to a new ideology and story for our future.
It's all part of making a better world.
If we work to protect our environment and alter our lifestyle then we will be able to reduce climate change, unpredictable weather events, air and water quality will improves, the natural world will be available for all to access. We rely on the natural world for all aspects of our lives and so protecting it means we will improve our physical and mental health, our lives and those of the future generations.
This is really going to help people.
The impact of my vision will be felt by everyone a climate change and environmental degradation is a global problem. However, those in urban areas which includes most of the population will see both physical and mental health improvements. Farmers and those in developing countries will be able to improve their quality of life.
It's not just about having an idea though - here are the things I know I can achieve:
Increase in biodiversity
Improvements to air and water quality
Improvements in peoples physical and mental health
I'm going to make this happen, and this is how I know it'll make a difference.
Success would take many forms. The creation and ratification of laws would be a clear sign of success as this would lead to change on a top down level. When there are clear environmental improvements from tests and data over time. Stories of people who have seen positive benefits and who's lives have improved as a result of policies.
Thanks for listening to me. Will you help me build a better world?