The Deeper Meaning of Water
We live in a time of transition, what we are today come from our thoughts of yesterday. The bridge to a better sustainable future could only make possible from our ideas and action. To start a campaign with charity: water raising money for people in need of life, the primary requirement is a result. I want to thank those who supported the previous campaign that made it possible to give nearly 50 people water for life. Follow the movement and charity: water eco bag.
Eco bag with organic cotton. Designed by Buddha jeans as an environmental-friendly alternative for the toxic plastic bag and to support our fundraising activities. For every eco-bag sold on-line, we donate 50% to charity: water. The bags carry two different green messages: “Earth is alive” and Gandhi’s famous quote; “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
World commission of environment and development (WCED) published a report “Our Common Future, and it was this report that gave sustainable development the prominence it has today. The story opened by declaring: The Earth is one, but the world is not. We all depend on one biosphere for sustaining our lives. However, each community, each country, strives for survival and prosperity with little regard for its impacts on others. Some consume the Earth’s resources at a rate that would leave little for future generations. Others, many more in the number, drink far too small and live with the prospects of hunger, poverty, disease, and early death. WCED, 1987
All living things require water; water is one the most critical issue for human survivals ahead. We are 7 billion people living on Earth and fast-moving towards 9 billion people by the middle of this century. The scariness of how little respect we have for water is fundamental for life as a resource worry. Water is an essential resource, however, also a non-renewable or infinite resource; of course, water supplies regenerated by creating new molecules (hydrogen and oxygen) nevertheless, the energy required to make big usable water pools is at present too costly and not practical. The scariness of how little respect we have for water is fundamental for life as a resource worry; overuse, pollution, chemicals and fertilizers are daily transforming once drinkable to unsafe water.
Simultaneously, the modern way of living increasing demand more water and water supplies are critical to sustaining our ecological, cultural, social, and economic well-being. Most of the world’s water is saltwater, unsuitable for most uses. Freshwater makes up only 2.5% of the water supply, and two-thirds of this is in the form of glaciers and permafrost, leaving less than 1% of the world’s water available for use. Water is, therefore, becoming an attractive commodity for investors to earn money, something I dislike because history has proven the effect greed has on humanity.
Our Modern Lifestyle Leaves Footprints of an Elephant
Our modern lifestyle is more than any other thing a consumer-oriented culture created and instantly feed with promotional stories from a smart advertising and marketing industry. Behind this, massive propaganda is powerful multi-national corporations, with a portfolio of strong brands and large budgets they not only influence and create a beliefs system fueled by-products but try their best to increase and encourage more consumption. With their unethical and tacky, tastes are these corporations creating demand for nonessential luxury, yachts, private planes, super-size burgers and sugar-loaded soft drinks. The results of these actions are material addictive societies on happy-pills that believe happiness = things.
The inequality in the modern world over the last decades is mostly a result of capitalism, of which a small minority control and set rules without much control society nor governments. Capitalism progress and acceptance despite cultures Christian value system witnesses the danger of greed. Capitalism revolutionized production and transformed many aspects of social life and the economy — the effective way of working created wealth on a scale never before seen. However, the economic system also brought significant disparities between the small minority who controlled production (capitalists) and the considerable majority of workers called resources. The gap between rich and poor has grown substantially on a world scale over the last hundred years is proof of a system that takes care of the few. According to the 1999 United Nations Human Development Report (UNHDR), the ratio of the income of the wealthiest fifth of the world’s population to that of the poorest fifth increased from 30 to 1 in 1960 to 60 to 1 in 1990 and finally 74 to 1 1997.