Do you have kids or planning to have one? How about the children that are close to your heart? Do you have a clear picture of their faces in your mind? How do you love the sound of their voices when they say your name, especially their laughter when playing with you?
The next generation, the future of this planet and your bloodline, is the ultimate reason why you should be more eco-conscious.
Let us tell you more about it.
The importance of being eco-conscious
Being eco-conscious is more like being a conservationist, although the latter might be a bit more committed to the environment. Either way, both principles promote the health of the planet and a better future for the generations to come.
Consider these words spoken by Moses Henry Cass, a former Australian Minister for the Environment and Conservation, during his speech in Paris on November 13, 1974.
He said; “We rich nations, for that is what we are, have an obligation not only to the poor nations but to all the grandchildren of the world, rich and poor.
We have not inherited this earth from our parents to do with it what we will. We have borrowed it from our children and we must be careful to use it in their interests as well as our own.”
This wisdom is more relevant today than ever before. You see, 45 years ago, global warming was just a new word people didn’t really know. Right now, almost everyone on the planet knows that it is the greatest driver of weather inconsistencies and climate change.
The graph shows that the global surface temperature fluctuates multiple times in a year. However, it also proves that our planet is accumulating heat as the years go by.
The Causes of Global Warming
Global warming is primarily driven by carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, greenhouse gasses, and air pollutants. These elements absorb sunlight and its solar radiation, then trap the heat inside the planet and this causes the earth to warm.
Worse, these pollutants often last for years and even centuries, hovering in the atmosphere—also known as the greenhouse effect.
The top 4 contributing factors to global warming are the burning of fossil fuels for electricity, tree-clearing and deforestation, the fashion industry, and animal agriculture.
Climate Change: How Bad Can It Be?
Climate change is the biggest environmental challenge that humanity has ever seen—almost everything we care about will be affected by climate change.
Although the planet’s climate cycle naturally changes, there has been robust evidence that man-made greenhouse gas emissions have been accelerating the planet’s climate cycle on a dramatically rapid rate.
Climate change has had a tremendous negative effect on wildlife species, the earth’s polar regions, sea levels (which are increasing every year), marine life, the forest life, and freshwater (gravely affected by either flooding and drought).
Once climate change takes a full spin, our lives will drastically change and the planet’s sustainability is compromised, if not totally lost.
As a result, the future generation—our kids and grandkids—might barely have a place to live.
Now, if almost everybody knows about the causes of global warming and the impending threat of climate change… what are we doing to reduce our carbon footprint and, at least, leave a positive impact on the environment?
Being more eco-conscious—this is the start of a collective consciousness from which every species on the planet will benefit. If we change the way we consume and become mindful of what our food, clothing, skincare, and other necessities are made of... we’re giving our planet the care and attention it deserves.
After all, it’s not just about the earth being your home, it is also about the next generation and their future.
At Kind Living Supermarket, we aim to produce the most natural, ethical, and sustainable products that have the least impact on the planet. As much as possible, we aim to introduce these products to vegans and non-vegans alike, while advocating for compassion towards the planet and the animals.
The rise in cruelty-free + vegan products
Cruelty-free and vegan products emerged due to a collective consciousness that human beings are capable of producing necessity and leisure products without harming any sentient living being.
Also, it’s hard to deny that cruelty-free and vegan products have the least impact on the environment. In fact, these products advocate for sustainable and ethical consumption.
Vegan food and drinks are found to be healthier than the mainstream products that come from meat, eggs, and dairy (which are the primary causes of serious human diseases all over the world).
Cruelty-free beauty products often give even better results to skincare than those tested on animals. Mainly because there are rarely harmful chemicals used in vegan beauty products.
The importance of making cruelty-free + vegan products accessible
People all over the world are needing sustainable products—food, clothing, home necessities, skincare, and even fashionable accessories.
That is why the ultimate goal of Kind Living Supermarket is to make all cruelty-free and vegan products accessible to everyone—vegans and non-vegans alike.
With this kind of access to vegan products, people can easily commit to a compassionate, sustainable, and kinder living—all for the benefit of the animals, the planet, and the generations to come.
Being more eco-conscious does not only benefit the environment but also the next generation.
Moreover, being eco-conscious is about acting upon your duty as an earthling. We should protect and preserve this planet. It’s also about fulfilling our responsibility to our kids and grandkids—to leave them a safe and healthy planet.
You can do this by properly educating young people about compassion and sustainable living. Set an example by consuming cruelty-free, healthy, vegan, and ethically-made products.
Also, the fact that you are currently enjoying the resources that this abundant earth is giving you—and yet these resources are facing an imminent threat—is definitely why you should be more eco-conscious.
If everybody in the world promotes sustainability in their everyday lives, we can collectively save the planet.