More updates from Rio+20

From what I’ve read, it seems as though most of text has already been agreed upon and there will be little change, unless the heads of countries now present in Rio call for it. But what’s the chance they will, right? Because few are interested in really protecting the environment, in sustainable development, in conserving our biodiversity. They’re usually more interested in money.

I don’t know why people think being an environmentalist is a job, like either you hug trees for a living, or you don’t. Caring for the environment, not wanting to ruin the little wilderness we have left, wanting clean air and water and animals to still be around a century from now, along with the habitats they’re found in – this isn’t a job. It should be on the mind of everyone who lives on this Earth, because this is a shared planet and we’re all using up natural resources. Our political leaders should be environmentalists, so should our government officials, teachers, doctors, lawyers, journalists, businessmen, economists, hawkers, cleaners, domestic workers, manual labourers, kids, everyone.

And now, even if we all call for more action to be taken, will it make a difference? I am getting skeptical; but I’m still hoping and if you don’t try, you never know. So sign the Avaaz petition, and just hope that your one signature will help make a big difference.

About Jocelyne Sze

I'm a Nature-lover, aspiring conservationist, and wannabe traveller in search of outdoor adventure.
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