Ways to invest in our planet – Earth Day 2022
The theme “invest in our planet” apt for this year’s Earth Day seeing as there has been an increasing capital investment towards various sector of the economy and human development.
For human and economic development to be sustainable, we must invest in our planet with equal vigour. From government, to corporate organisations, financial institutions, entrepreneurs, communities and individuals, we all are at great risk of losing all the gains of our investment if we neglect the planet.
So, to ensure that we mainstream sustainable development, here are 4 ways you can invest in our planet.
INVEST IN CLEAN ENERGY
Energy Generation contributes >70% to the changing climate. Switching to cleaner energy sources like solar, biogas, wind and hydro is a great way to invest in the planet.
INVEST IN SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT
How we manage our wastes also contributes to public health, safety and wealth. Reducing and Recycling your wastes is a way to invest in the planet.
INVEST IN GARDENS, TREES AND FORESTS
A lot of our oxygen comes from plants. They also take away carbon dioxide and purify our air. Additionally, trees provide much needed shed, so planting a tree or starting a garden is a good investment in the planet and in self-care.
INVEST IN PEOPLE
The more people we educate and empower, the more people are able to take action towards protecting our planet. So an investment in people, is an investment in the planet.