It’s hard to imagine a world without water – how will we manage the crisis and what it will mean for us as a race. And yet, not enough is being done, and not soon enough, to address this urgently.
Biodiversity matters simply because without it we would not exist. However, this naturally balanced web of interdependence has suffered a lot due to an explosion in human population and a spike in the demand for natural resources.
Already facing the worst water crisis in history, India ranks 120 among 122 countries in the water quality index, with the situation slated to get far worse. Projections state that the demand for water will be twice the available supply by 2030.
The pros of a healthy, farm-to-table system are many. Aside from healthier produce for consumers, it also ensures a healthy agriculture system, the soil, the livestock and a healthier work environment for all the hands at work within it.
Rooftop gardening is not just a hipster hobby nor just an activity with cosmetic benefits. It comes with real advantages for health and the environment and also can provide employment and socialisation opportunities.
No, this is not the suspense-filled title of a crime novel. It’s a blog post, talking about an actual event that has happened this year, regarding environmentalists and the work that they do. This is about the Goldman Environmental Prize, and the events surrounding it.