According to WWF, to create economic growth and cater to the needs of material consumption, we are using 50% more natural resources than the Earth can support. Our planet has already lost 80% of its forest, while more than 1.2 billion tons of coal are burned every year. This exhaustion of the earth’s resources is taking a heavy toll on the health of the planet and humans, and will affect generations to come—posing a fundamental threat to the environment, species and people’s livelihoods.
The causal relationship between environment and personal health affects our daily lives. The combined impact of rapid environmental, social, and technological changes is creating unnecessary stress to our physical and mental health, as well as the spreading of infectious diseases. The future of humanity depends on ensuring the health and resilience of our planet, which requires a fundamental mindset shift to focus more on a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.