Did you know that "27,000 trees are felled each day for toilet paper?" Taken from Huffington Post
In the past 50 years, humans have consumed more resources than in all previous history. Taken from U.S. EPA, 2009. Sustainable Materials Management: The Road Ahead.
Between 1970 and 1995, the U.S. represented about one-third of the world’s total material consumption. With less than 5% of the world’s population, the U.S. consumes 33% of paper, 25% of oil, 15% of coal, 17% of aluminum, and 15% of copper. Taken from U.S. EPA, 2009. Sustainable Materials Management: The Road Ahead.
These are just a few staggering facts about our world that we live on. The point being we have a problem not only with consumption, but also with our greed and overuse of things that may not replenish themselves in years to come.
This month, Lovishly wants to introduce you to ways that you can be more conscious of your choices that effect the environment. Not only are there practical things that we can do, but there is also a lot of life change that can happen to make a more habitual earth for all.
We all want a better earth for future generations, right? Not only must we be passionate about social issues like education for girls around the world and orphan care, but we must also care about the planet we inhabit. In order for real change to happen specifically in the western world we must see our effect on the environment as a big deal and limit it as much as possible.
This month we will highlight many things that we can do as a collective group to better our world. Some of these things may be challenging and some of them may not feel like much, but we can assure you we can change the world with our small actions.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does”- Margarat Mead