Why Should We Care About Sustainability?

It largely depends on what kind of lifestyle you dream about having, and the type of future that is important to you.

I dream of a lifetime of adventure and travel, so to that end, I need to ensure that my everyday practices and mindset encourage a healthy society and planet.

A woman with dark hair sits on the shore of a blue lake in a forest, with smoke-hazed mountains towering in the background.
A woman with dark hair sits on the shore of a blue lake in a forest, with smoke-hazed mountains towering in the background.
Image Copyright Brittany Kathleen Merriman

So if the why doesn’t matter, what are the steps we can take to make both selfish and altruistic sustainable choices?

Although the United Nations has declared 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the basics fall into the three categories listed above. There are hundreds of ways to promote a sustainable world without giving up all of the things you already love. With ingenuity, we can achieve the SDGs, have fun, see the world, and do good. With ingenuity, we can also achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through more self-oriented reasons like saving ourselves money and keeping ourselves healthy.

Founder of BonVoyageBrittany.org, a lifestyle and travel blog for adventurous women looking to make ethical choices. A multi-niche freelance writer for hire.

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