The Importance of Sustainable Development
Most of the resources that we use in our various developments projects are usually provided by nature. This means that continuous developments without any limitation can easily lead to the loss and eventually extinction of advocating for better use of resources. It is therefore vital for governments and other concerned institutions to come up with a framework which ensures sustainable use of the available resources in a manner that their use will neither jeopardize nor compromise the use of the same resources for the posterity.
This was one agenda which was mainly featured in a local conference that I attended. Various stakeholders had been invited by the local government of my area to deliberate the way forward of ensuring sustainability. Among the key themes which were discussed was human interference with nature and the best ways of mitigating such situations. There was need to set up various measures that would ensure that the environment was well protected from possible human destruction and interference.
Encouraging Environments Conservation to Protect Mother Nature
One of the measures that we put in places was to encourage protection of nature parks and plantation of trees. Being a social worker who was working with a local NGO which supported green technology, I was tasked with the mandate of working with the local county government and other community groups in ensuring that the environment was protected from any possible hazards.
We therefore formed a team which would help in emphasizing the importance of environmental conservation. We mobilized the community to participate in the various sensitization meeting and other activities which we geared towards green life such as tree planting and the recycling of products as well as proper disposal of waste materials and garbage. These projects took about three years before we started realizing their benefits. We also ensured that green spaces such as nature parks were well protected and trees were being planted in such regions.
Within that time, we also formed a group which was mandated to conducts a consultancy on the possibility of adopting other technological ways of furthering our environmental sustainability efforts. Among the things that we got into consideration was the better use of alternative source of energy which was renewable.
The provision of such energy to the thousands of people in the county required a lot of funding and thus we sent the proposal to the local government so that they could secure more funding for such a project. However, due to the bureaucracies of the county government, the project was delayed for several years.
Ways of Fostering a Strong Economic Society
However, when we talk about sustainable developments, we don’t necessarily talk about environmental sustainability only. There are other factors which can bring about sustainable developments in a society. One of these is through social cohesion and integration of the various diverse people who lived in the county.
One of the initiatives which we took to promote social cohesion were through equitable distribution of the country’s resources equally. We ensured that opportunity for every person in the community despite the economic status, background or physical abilities. It was a challenge trying to distribute resources equally, but our fight to stump out corruption and other evils of the society enabled us to carry this mandate effectively.
Our goal was to create a vibrant community which would live harmonious and thus be at a better position economically and thus be ready to take initiative in various community projects. There was also the need to equip the youth and help them nurture their various talents and abilities. We had several outdoor activities as well as cultural and heritage functions where we encouraged the youth to participate.
By doing so, we were able to identify the various abilities possessed by different persons and then we set up various bodies which would eventually support them in nurturing their abilities. Still we are looking at other better ways of supporting the community and encouraging the participation of all members in various community-based projects as we seek to build a strong, healthy and just community.