Positive attitude is important in environmental conservation
Aside from the science behind environmental conservation, climate action, enforcement of laws, and regulation is the inspiration to adopt a positive attitude towards nature.
More often than not, we look at environmental conservation as a complex job that should be left to knowledgeable persons, those who have an educational background in the subject.
Without an attitude that values nature, an attitude that views the contents of the environment as a fundamental denominator of sustainability, then implementing other conservation measures might be challenging.
Look, you wake up in the morning; you automatically crave fresh air, natural light, and clean water. If you are lucky, you enjoy a clear view of the sky, trees, birds, and other animals. The sound of chirping birds puts a smile on your face.
On the flip side, your morning starts with an unpleasant smell from the poorly disposed of wastes, industrial smoke, and poor visibility. From one corner, you see heaps of trash while on the other end is sewage flowing close to your home because of the blocked sewerage system: no trees around, no sounds of birds.
Then the thought eradicating this strikes!
You must be wondering how you will solve them. At a glance, it sounds like a mountain that one person cannot address singlehandedly.
First, change your attitude. Your perception of nature will determine your ability to conserve.
See, Rome was built out of something. It started with an imagination ending up with the construction of unique structures such as the famous Colosseum as ‘sophisticated’ as is
Such is the attitude you need to adopt if you want to solve environmental problems. Forget the science part for a moment. Think of you and your neighbours living in a clean and beautiful environment, having not to worry about poor air quality or contaminated water or poorly disposed of wastes.
Now that you know what to do-get into action. It would be best if you stopped disposing of wastes anyhow. Have a designated area, then empower your neighbour and, by extension, the larger community.
Plant a tree, then double that. Be more innovative by planting fruit trees together with your exotic trees. Within no time, you will feel some fulfillment. You will feel knowledgeable and skilled. If your friends and neighbours are keen, they will emulate the new you.
As time goes by, you will realize how easy it was to solve the problems. Even without the introduction of the environmental rules and regulations, your mind, body, and soul will instinctively know how to act in an eco-friendly manner.
Then you realize it took a change of thoughts and attitude to promote a quality environment, an avenue towards intra, and intergenerational equity.
Jane Goodall once said, ‘you cannot get through a single day without impacting the world around you. What you do makes a difference, you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.’
What kind of difference do you want to make?