WHY SHOULD I CARE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT?
Whether you’re new to the climate movement or a life-long environmental advocate, we’re here to help you 1) recognize the current climate crisis we’re facing 2) better understand YOUR individual impact on the environment and 3) become a better advocate and a more sustainable inhabitant of planet Earth!
Understanding the Climate Crisis
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The world has already lost 80% of its forests and we’re continually losing them at a rate of 375 km2 per day! At the current rate of deforestation, 5-10% of tropical forest species will become extinct every decade. Not to mention, the paper and pulp industry is already the 4th largest emitter of CO2 in the world, and schools are one of the leading consumers of paper. To read more about what we're doing in academia, visit: https://www.asustainablefuture.org/
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Every year, we extract an estimated 55 billion tons of fossil energy, minerals, metals and bio mass from the Earth. We are using up 50% more natural resources than the Earth can provide. At our current population, we need 1.5 Earths, which we do not have. It's time for all of us to shift to more sustainable lifestyles. Visit our resources page to learn how.
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While Earth’s climate has changed throughout its history, the current warming is happening at a rate not seen in the past 10,000 years. From global temperature rise to melting ice sheets to the exhorbitant demand we display for natural resources, the evidence of a warming planet abounds. To see the frightening numbers for yourself, visit: https://www.theworldcounts.com/stories/environmental-degradation-facts