Once upon a time, we thought that our planet was infinite. But recently we have discovered that sadly it is not, and our human impact is slowly killing the earth as we once knew it. Climate change is a very real issue; causing rising sea levels, turbulent weather conditions, floods, droughts, hurricanes, extinction of species and eradication of habitats. Nature once flourished before humans made their mark; clearing forests for farming, polluting rivers for fashion, and filling the oceans with a man-made substance called plastic. But, thinking positively, I truly believe that the earth could be sustainable if we humans learn to prioritise our home rather than our wallets - thinking about the future and not just the comforts of the present. We can transform the planet into a sustainable, renewable and environmentally friendly place to be. Living alongside nature and not against it.
I grew up amidst three entirely different environments: the long sandy beaches and urban metropolis of Dubai, UAE; the scent of eucalyptus trees and thick bushy forests of Victoria, Australia; and the ivy-covered homes and sheep-scattered rolling fields of Yorkshire, England. Today, I believe that living amidst such diverse landscapes gave me an understanding and appreciation of nature and the outdoors from a young age. My childhood was spent running around barefoot outdoors; chasing my run-away rabbit or dancing under the lemon tree in our garden or building sandcastles on the beach.
I was very fortunate to live a life surrounded by beautiful nature in my early years, and have come to appreciate that upbringing ever-more now as I have become aware of the finite nature of the environments I grew up in. Today, my passions align to protecting those environments. Through words and photography, I hope to spread awareness of environmental issues, while learning more myself about the intricacies of our ever-changing planet.
The Green Series
The Green Series is a series of blogposts in which I tackle current issues affecting our planet; break these issues down, simplify them and give you all the information necessary to understanding the environmental crisis. In an age where we’re constantly hearing about climate change, carbon footprints and plastic pollution, I share some insight on what we can all do to positively contribute to saving the planet.
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