The need to live sustainably and not use earth’s resources unnecessarily and cut down pollution of all kinds has never been so great. Given the rate at which garbage is pilling up in the landfills and we are using up natural resources (like there’s an endless supply), the future generations might not be able to enjoy many things that we do now.
Sustainable living is not just a development sector jargon. Nor is it just a lifestyle trend that gives us bragging rights on social media. It is the need of the present day reality. Sustainable lifestyle choices, especially as consumers, can be our contribution toward positive changes in the way natural resources are used and consumer goods produced.
A lifestyle change that people seem to be adopting the world over in the recent days is sustainable living and minimalism. And although a lot of people expect it to slowly fade away as most trends do, Samikshya Rai believes that sustainable living might not meet the same fate if we go about it the right way.
It is easy to forget that water – so necessary for drinking, cooking, bathing and irrigating the farms – is still a scarce commodity for many people. The struggle for it is indeed very real in many places of Nepal. Naturally, the residents of such areas spend a large part of their day-to-day life striving to overcome the water shortage problem