- A) What is your vision for a sustainable world?
My vision for a sustainable world is one in which sources of freshwater are treasured and protected, methods for conversion of saltwater to freshwater are widespread and easily available, and areas which have poor access to water have infrastructure for water to be brought, as well as other systems such as rainwater collection. Water wastage is drastically reduced as all water is filtered and techniques to preserve water in every aspect of life are employed by all. Issues such as over-fishing and species endangerment are nonexistent.
- B) What are you planning to do to make this vision a reality?
In order for any large-scale change to be made, legislation by major developed countries must be enacted. However for these countries to make such changes, there must be considerable pressure from the people. Lastly, for these people to be compelled to pressure their government, universal education about the importance of water stewardship and sustainable practices must be available and promoted. It is commonly known that, in general, the more educated people are the more collectivist their views become, so those who are educated about the issues surrounding water would be much more likely to support it for the greater good of the community, and do it in an informed manner.
- C) What impact has colonization had on our journey to a sustainable planet?
Colonization is the act of settling among, establishing control of, and exploiting the indigenous people of an area. Colonization has created a legacy which shaped the world, a legacy where people abuse resources and others in order to put themselves ahead. This attitude is prevalent in society, and causes a tendency away from protecting natural resources such as water as there is no immediate monetary gain. The selfish, negative attitudes brought on by colonization must be resolved for successful pursuit of a sustainable planet.
One of the aspects of water that I value is it’s recreational capability and simplistic beauty.