ClearWorld December 2017 - Page 5

UNITED NATIONS Sustainable Development Goals

Different aspects will strike a chord with different people. For me there are four that really hit close to home for me: Health and Wellbeing, Quality Education, Gender Equality and Reduced Inequalities. The continued impact humans have had on the ocean and its inhabitants is not only cruel and damaging, but will also come back around to impact human lives. Something really needs to change.

More and more we have come to realise the huge impact that each individual can have by changing tiny things in their everyday life. We are not saying give up the life you live now: to give up your car, stop living with electricity, become vegan and never go on holiday. Those are drastic changes, we couldn’t do all those things evidently.

It’s about making a few tweaks to what you do normally: when in a country where tap water is fit for consumption, instead of buying a bottle of water when out and about, take a reusable water bottle and refill it. Say no to plastic straws when ordering your drinks when out and about. Buy from your local shops rather than going to a huge superstore or buying food/products imported from abroad. Cut down on your meat consumption - you don’t need it in every meal!

Little changes will make a big difference, we still have time, we just need the will. At ClearWorld, we're continually taking steps toward lasting change.