InternalMemo: Environmental Sustainability
RE:Responsibility of business to stop environmental damage
Itwill be unfair for the developed countries to order the developingcountries to stop pursuing the life they enjoy. Changing from thecost-effective methods to environmentally friendly methods in theprocess of production and distribution by companies in developedcountries is not a single process. It’s a step by step process thatwill take some time before it’s fully effective. Therefore,developed countries should come up with strategies that will help thedeveloping countries adopt the environmentally friendly methods. Eventhe developed countries were once developing countries and they facedthe same problems that the currently developing countries are facing,but they later come up with the environmentally friendly methods. Ifthe developing countries continue with their current methods ofproduction, environmental damage will be a crisis that will lead tohealth problems after that. For the environment to remain safe, itmust be kept safe and free of any damage.
Businessescan come up with several methods that are meant to keep theenvironment safe. The methods are easy to adopt as there are nocomplicated steps involved all it needs is for the environmentalusers to be responsible. To start with, conservation of water is veryimportant in the conservation of the environment (Carter andBlackman, 2009). As we are aware, water is life, this means thatwithout water there’s no life. Almost more than half of the statesare facing water shortages. Therefore, conservation of water remainsa critical concern for every individual in every state. Properconservation of water ensures that the water resources are extendedto both the current population and the future generations. Some ofthe areas in several states face water problems, but these places aswell have living things that are in need of water to survive.Continued shortage of water to such places means that these trees andanimals may no longer survive. There are those simple methods ofconserving water in homesteads like identifying leakages and fixingthem immediately, switching from lawn yard to native gardens, andhaving low-flow water fixtures in bathrooms and kitchens. Otherlong-term water conservation methods include construction of waterreservoirs so that the water stored will be used during the dry spellperiods.
Secondly,cleaning of air is fundamental in conserving the environment. Therehave been significant attempts made from the previous years toimprove the quality of air. The quality of air in most countries andstates are ambient. Immediate actions should be taken to improve thequality of air in developing countries. Some of the actions that maylead to cleaning the air include intensive planting of trees to helpin filtering the air, embracing the use green energy for residentialuses, and use of means of transport that do not entail emission ofgases to the environment.
Thirdlyis the reduction of waste. This includes the collection of garbageand recycling some of the garbage where possible. Reduction of wasteand recycling ensures that methane emissions to the environment arereduced as well saving energy. For waste reduction to be effective,developing countries should ensure that they reuse some of thealready used items and also buying the items that have been recycled(Carter et al., 2009). To conclude, every individual in the universe,especially in developing countries, should be an advocate of theplanet who works towards reducing the damage on the environment bymaking others aware of the reasons the environment should beconserved.
Carter,I. & Blackman, R. (2009). EnvironmentalSustainability.Tearfund Publishers.