Daily actions as to save water and energy they allow us to generate positive impacts in the world so that the next generations have the necessary resources during their lives.
All along phrases are listened to as it closes the key while you brush the teeth, nonafternoons much in the shower, extinguishes the electric home appliances that you are not using, instead of the car uses bicycle, it pays your accounts in time, it recycle. Although they are repetitive, the impacts of those human actions affect the environment.
Of not doing it, the planet will continue undergoing environmental catastrophes that day to day will put to us facing droughts, floods, cyclones, hurricanes, storms, sliding of earth, earthquakes or fires. In addition, they will affect its conditions of life and they will suppose enormous economic losses to them. (It also sees: A model of sustainable undertaking from the field)
To speak of Sustainability
First that there is to do it is to understand that all our actions have a direct influence on the surroundings. For that reason to be sustainable not only implies to speak of the atmosphere, is also to be responsible from the economic and social aspects, thus to act in the present thinking about the future.
According to the official Declaration of the United Nations in the land summit of 2002 one of the main causes of which it continues deteriorating the environment they are the untenable modalities of consumption and production, particularly in the industrialized countries.
Daily actions as choosing products and services that are bought, not only considering its quality and price, but thinking about its environmental impact and social, and about the conduct that have the companies that elaborate them, is to act under a responsible consumption that it rejects to the organizations that make bad use of their social practices or violate the human rights.
Ban Ki-moon, the general exsecretario of the United Nations, shelp ten years ago: The future he is in our hands, together, we must make sure that our grandsons will not have to ask themselves why we did not manage to do the correct thing letting to them undergo the consequences.
Today we are seeing complete islands, cities and countries that have been under the water or rubbish, everything by hurricanes, storms or earthquakes. One decade ago many were deaf, now, before it is later, is the moment for home to identify which are the sequels that are being generated so that from the houses and companies it works to mitigate them.
To be sustainable it is to be developed economically considering the impacts that are generated in the atmosphere and the society. For this reason, it is important to be conscious that all the actions that are realised as individual or company can cause negative or positive impacts. The changes of certain customs can contribute to revert those negative effects and to turn them into opportunities, it explains Franco Piza, director of sustainability of Bancolombia.
By the same Piza it recommends to review the invoices of energy and water to measure his expenses and to identify the points in which they must continue improving. The saving not only allows to contribute with the atmosphere, but also its pocket sees beneficiary.
In addition, the classification of plastic, glass, paper or cardboard in containers is used soon for being sold to companies that work in the product elaboration from the recycling, in this way the residues could be valorized. These actions can also be talked back from the places of work through use of more efficient lights with the power consumption, control valves that reduce to the consumption of water and saving of paper.
For ten years, when it was spoken of sustainability were barriers as the costs or the variable of economic return. Today with all the incentives that are and the dynamic ones of market, the main barrier that we found is the lack of will in the people and companies. First that there is to do is to generate brings back to consciousness and second it is to have will to mobilize themselves and search alternatives. When there is will are many social benefits, for example, when they are included to the recicladores in the processes of harvesting of residues begin to combine social and environmental subjects because they are accruing income to maintain to their families through a work that contributes to the environment, assure Piza.
Small actions as being voluntary of organizations that allow him to improve the quality of life to a community or the use of products or materials that are made responsibly have better characteristics and go directly to the three components of the sustainability: economic, social and environmental. For example, SiembraViva is a company that takes organic foods of the kitchen garden of small producers to the table, its idea of business dignifies the field and to the farmers teaching to them to make better products and eliminating the intermediary chain so that they can win enough. Thus, in addition to contributing to the atmosphere, they socially hit a community and economically they give to majors development opportunities them.
When the client worries to consume a product that has everything in rule and their pollution levels are reduced, it begins to contribute directly with the surroundings and the companies that act responsibly. To protect the ecosystems, to seed trees, to reduce the consumption and to reuse reduce the use of materials that come from the nature. The sustainability is of all and is in everything.
Source: The Spectator