I rarely speak up about the issue currently happened, but as for now, I cannot hold myself to say something about it. After realizing that my love for fashion polluting water, now I have to face other sad-fact about my lifestyle.
It has been several months since the news about haze in my beloved Indonesia – Sumatera and Kalimantan – appeared. Never thought before that my need for manufactured products may be the cause of this disaster. Never thought before that my love for processed and fried food also may be its cause. As I am looking around, not only me, this habit becomes one of things people love so much.
Nah, I’m not telling you to stop eating, since who am I having control over food you eat. I know we somehow blame the government and the industry for being blinded by money, but we give our money to them. They may just fulfill our demand. We are the one can control the product we buy. The more we buy, the more they burn spacious forest area, habitat of numerous living creatures, turning it into mono-culture planted area, consists of palm only.
As I think we are well-educated enough or at least wise enough, to prefer conserving the earth we live on than following the sound of our tummy, may we be a smart consumer, may we educate others to be smart consumers. I know it is hard not to eat our favorite food, but as a human we have mind to think, heart to feel, not only desire to follow. Please, be considered that we need fresh air to breathe, clean water to live, shady trees to ensconce, and absolutely cute animals to show our next generation.
It is not the only way. There are many other ways you can do. A little action we take may contribute much for preserving this earth, for giving our (grand) children a chance to see a good world by their eyes. I know it is something we cannot realize solely, so let’s take others with us (it is the hardest part, but at least we are not quietly watching those industries degrading our lovely planet). Together, we can make it happen.
PS: Go over Google and search about Indonesian (and other countries) forest degradation, palm plantation and products, human greed’s impact on earth, and other things related and maybe you can tell the world your thoughts about it.