Every passing year is teaching us the importance of life, not just that of humans but for other species too. Our activities and choices have been responsible for the drastic change in the natural world.
While we are always waiting for the world leaders to sort out the environmental issues for us we have saviors emerging from the simplest of backgrounds taking their solo first steps to nurture nature like how nature nurtures us.
Here is a video of one such savior of the planet that inspired us deeply to write this article - Afroz Shah.
Afroz took a simple step of cleaning one beach in Mumbai (India) of all the garbage and cleaning many more beaches - this led to thousands of volunteers following him and supporting him in mass cleaning of many other beaches and 20 million tons of garbage lifted off the beach. Afroz started this revolution with a simple goal “every polluter must become a protector” and the outcome of it was a cleaner beach and highlight was the return of hundreds of turtles that had disappeared for nearly 20-35 years back in the bay.
The vision is to get closer to restoring the natural habitat closer to the way it was when the humans first found it. These saviors showcase the strength of taking their first step alone with determination and endurance that successively connects thousands and millions of followers around the globe to strive towards the ONE cause - Positively contributing to a healthier planet and reconnecting all the species to live in harmony. A healthier planet where we are consciously aware of the existence of other species - the species on whom humans are heavily dependent and not vice versa.
All of us can be the saviors; To start like Afroz says “join the ones who are already doing something” and/or here are a few simple changes we can make in our daily life;
We hope this article motivates us to do better in caring for the environment and leaving a healthier & happier planet for our future generations.
Written with love by Shilpa & Steven.