Green Quote: Peace with the environment is Peace with thyself

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Peace with the environment is peace with thyself

We often say, “a healthy man in an unhealthy environment is unhealthy meanwhile an unhealthy man in a healthy environment is healthy”
The environment is our life support system and if we make it healthy, it will enable conditions that will make us thrive and be healthy.
This explains why if we want real and lasting peace, we must make peace with the environment.
Climate change and other environmental hazards are making life difficult for us. No matter how rich we are nor how hospitable our communities are nor how peaceful we are with one another, it’s very important that we make peace with the environment, if not the environment will continue vomiting its wickedness on us and future generations.
Science and most religions have called for urgent action to make peace with the environment and the time to act is NOW. We need everyone to make a change so that we can bring about the change we seek.
Below are a few things we can do make peace with the environment;

  1. Plant trees
  2. Walk or cycle often
  3. Intelligent use of water, electricity and natural resources e.g. switch off the lights when you are not using a room, brush your teeth with water in a cup as opposed to leaving the sink tap flow down into the drains while you brush
  4. Local production and consumption
  5. Organic farming
  6. Eat less meat
  7. Educate yourself and other people about climate change and other environmental challenges
  8. Buy durable and sustainably manufactured products
  9. Compost your waste
  10. Organize community clean-up activities

What are some of the things you do that are contributing to make peace with the environment?

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