Why Sustainable Development is Good for the Climate
April 14, 2015.
Sustainable development is the ability to meet the needs of the current population, without compromising the quality of life for future generations. This means people today should have access to food, water, shelter, safety, healthcare, etc. without hindering the ability for their children and grandchildren to have these same resources. As you can probably imagine, climate change is a huge obstacle for sustainable development infrastructure around the globe.
Climate change contributes to water scarcity, extreme weather, food shortages and other impacts that make it difficult for current people to build strong economies to sustain future generations. Furthermore, economies in developed countries were built on intense fossil fuel use, something that cannot be repeated in developing countries without causing further harm to the climate.
So how can developing states build strong, robust economies without fossil fuels?
It will certainly be a challenge, but there are many great organizations and businesses working on solutions. One such organization is the Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF). SELF raises funds to build solar panels for specific projects in communities with energy needs. Their solar panels provide electricity for hospitals, schools, small family farms, and more.
At ClimateStore, we think sustainable development is one of the most important issues facing us as a result of climate change. So, we’re teaming up with SELF for Earth Week. From April 20 – April 27, 2015, 10% of the proceeds from every purchase will be donated to SELF! Earth Week is the perfect time to give back to people and the planet. Join us in our goal of taking action against climate change by contributing to innovative, sustainable development!