We Can Save The World For The Next Generation.
“We can make today the day we stop thinking that the changes required are impossible and beyond us. We can start realizing that they are not only possible, but what the future requires of us. We must stop turning from the warnings of science and fear and denial, and instead, turn toward the solutions and partnerships we need.”
That’s an inspiring vision of humans living in harmony with nature, a short film called “What’s Possible.” The world celebrated United Nations Day this month, remembering how millions of people can work together to carve out a better tomorrow.
Capacity Building Programs
The United Nations organization has been a symbol of global unity and interconnectedness. They are taking the lead on international discussions about sustainable development and peace initiatives. All too often, technology has been a tool for war and violence.
But technology can also be a tool for harmony and eco-friendly development. Read on to see how the United Nations is harnessing nature for a sustainable future.
You might be wondering how these kinds of programs harness nature. Knowledge transfer is one of the most ancient and significant practices on the planet. When new generations are born, they learn from the collective wisdom of past generations.
As countries and communities around the world work to become more sustainable, the UN is supporting capacity building programs that train and support local activists. This helps every new sustainability project become much more effective because no knowledge is lost.
Clean Water and Sanitation
The United Nations continues to study and apply lessons from the natural world to water sanitation projects globally. For instance, mushrooms can be used to help clean up oil spills and purify tainted water.
Biomimicry has much to teach humanity about ways to access underground water or create habitats inhospitable landscapes. By learning from the natural world, the UN can invest in sustainable and natural solutions to some of the most pressing environmental problems.
You can get involved with many of these initiatives, too. Start in your own backyard or join a global association. Let’s all start harnessing nature for a sustainable future! It takes every voice, and there’s no better time to get involved than today.