Greenhouse effect here, Amazon deforestation there … Every day the water in the oceans decreases, the temperature rises more and more animals are trafficked, dead and extinct. For some people, it is impossible to live with it and turn their backs on the planet. So they rise in coal-fired fireplaces, try to avoid nuclear tests, travel attached to masts of ships to prevent the landing of tons of illegally harvested timber. It may even be arrested, but what matters to them, is a major objective: save the planet. You may not care much about all this, but know that it is for their well-being that they are fighting too. And, on World Environment Day, we deserve our respects and admiration.
Who is the first to raise the flag on behalf of a better world is our übermodel Gisele Budchen. Yes. A beautiful, in addition to starring in ecological campaigns, also supports environmental projects from recognized institutions in the area. With the programs “Y Ikatu Xingu” and “With an eye on Watershed”, the Socio-Environmental Institute (ISA), and the “springs of Brazil” program, WWF, Gisele went on to defend the cause of the water. The model is also engaged in the Future Forests program, the SOS Atlantic Forest.
In late 2008, she released along with his family, a proper design and pilot aimed at implementing sustainable environmental management actions in Horizontina and Tucunduva (RS), the region where Gisele was born. It is the Clean Water Project, designed by his father and supported by civil society and public and private entities. With all this engagement, Gisele launched a blog, which defends and disseminates the causes that embraces and, for the month of Environment, created a special hot site.
For those who know the importance of the subject and get excited to do their part, know that is not so difficult start to engage in the cause. No need to be connected to any institution – anyone can be an ecological activist and do something good for the future of the environment. “Adopt healthy and sustainable practices without waste, with responsible consumption, for example. Collaborate with who is next to you, in all your actions and assume their co-responsibility to natural resources,” teaches Malu Ribeiro, journalist and coordinator Network of Water SOS Atlantic Forest, and activist since 1983.
We may think that our small actions do not help, but it’s a big mistake. They help much
That’s exactly what the dentist Talita Abrantes, 28, did. “Two years ago I decided I would worry more about the world and began making a reflection on my actions. I stopped eating meat, recycle garbage, I’m always with my returnable bag in hand and try to avoid water waste, energy, food. Always talk to people who are around me to try to make them aware, “he says.
Doing Your Part
And Talita is most certain. The defense of the planet is not a fight, but a cause of all, as explained Malu Ribeiro. “When we are facing a fight we have an enemy, a target and there is an achievement, then in desmobilizamos One cause is different, it is more slow and perennial, but it must be assumed by many to generate real change, “he says.
And contrary to what one might imagine, it does not take grand actions to make significant changes. Small steps to help the planet are the start of the walk for a better world. “We think that our small actions do not help, but it’s a big mistake. For exemple, we can reduce the use of Oil in our lifes, here are Examples of fossil fuels : coal, natural gas and petroleum, we can reduce this! We are more than 18 million citizens – every gesture is worth tons of waste per day, “said Malu.
The journalist says that his inclusion in the group of those who actually want a better world happened by chance. One day, he made a report about the existence of radioactive materials in storage of nuclear waste, which stores and Tory Urâneo, at a site in the city of Itu, São Paulo. “The lack of information about it and the fact that this subject at the time, was considered of national security, made me devote myself to investigate further facts that had as its backdrop the degradation and environmental contamination,” he says.