We have all heard about global warming and the heated debates surrounding it. As we witness the destruction of our planet and see the effects of global warming on our environment, we are painfully made aware that it’s not the future generation’s problem anymore. Living our lives in a country poor with natural resources like clean water and unpolluted air, we sometimes struggle to see our personal contribution impact effectively on the environment.
Now listen up! I need you to concentrate and really think about what I am about to tell you. Sure it’s going to take 5 minutes of your time to read this article but this may change your life.
I recently started thinking about the effects of antibiotics and antibacterial agents in our daily food, water and living environments. To be honest, it’s all a bit daunting. Is it really completely avoidable? I personally like to believe every little bit we are able to do, helps. In my opinion, this is the case in all aspects of life.
It’s been commonly accepted through growing up with store bought skincare and beauty products that it is safe to use. After all, manufacturers have our best interest at heart, right? They would never knowingly put any harmful ingredients in their products solely to increase their bottom line, would they? That type of naivety died along with the last century. We as consumers need to take it upon us to educate ourselves in the beauty products we expose ourselves and our family to. Every day, without even giving it much thought we buy into extravagant marketing campaigns that influence our thinking about a brand. Without even knowing what ingredients are put into the soaps, lotions, shampoos and conditioners we readily expose our families to. Our buying patterns have fallen victim to a herd mentality.
Most of you by now should have heard about the disastrous explosion on one of the BP offshore drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico two weeks ago. At this moment in time it is pumping 5 000 barrels of crude oil into the ocean EVERY DAY!