A Challenge To Which We Must Rise
Our planet is struggling to keep up with our demands. It can no longer sustain our insatiable desire for more. Overconsumption is todays epidemic. Luckily, we all have the ability to contribute to the cure…Reduce, reuse, recycle. The mantra we should all be living by. Recently I have been focusing on upcycling and I have discovered how satisfying it is to convert old or discarded materials into something useful and often beautiful.
My housemate and I have taken on a few upcycling projects one which is to convert any glass bottles we use into drinking glasses. Another is turning jars into refillable coffee cups…simply add a DIY heat proof sleeve and you’re good to go. For the divers out there you can create a sleeve from your old wetsuit. The art is to think outside the box and always consider the potential in an object before discarding it. If we all partake these small changes will make a global difference and it is clear that the younger generations are going to demand we all start making changes.
This week I cried tears of joy when I saw the youth of my birth country (UK) rally together and protest for a world they wish to live in. A world that values more than just human life. A world that sustains all. We have known the statistics for a long time. We have known the mantra reduce, reuse, recycle. But many chose not to listen, until now. Now they have to listen. They have to listen because the youth will no longer stay silent.
The tide is changing.
For us at Project Azraq we will abide by the wise words of George monbiot (apart from his use of the phrase “old” as we are not so old) …
“Those of us who have long been engaged in this struggle will not abandon you. You have issued a challenge to which we must rise, and we will stand in solidarity with you. Though we are old and you are young, we will be led by you. We owe you that, at least.”
Written by Amy