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How to Live a Sustainable and Wild Way of Life
Authored & Narrated by Tomoko Kimura | Illustrated by Oğuz Yılmazlar | Edited & Published by Lee Vallance
Do you sense that the SDGs are close or related to your daily life?
They might sound like an exaggerated theme prepared by the UN or just used by companies to promote their products and services for profit. However, I believe they are also a powerful guideline that makes our daily life more comfortable.
The idea of goal twelve is to “ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns”, which offers a perspective to review our lifestyle: I would like to share my personal experiences and related thoughts on my daily life in Japan and India. I hope they will be a helpful means for you to take meaningful actions.
But first, what is Sustainable/Responsible Consumption and Production (SCP)?
Before sharing my experiences, I would like to consult the definition of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). At the Oslo Symposium in 1994, Sustainable Consumption and Production was defined as “the use of services and related products, which respond to basic needs and bring a better quality of life while minimizing the use of natural resources and toxic materials as well as the emissions of waste and pollutants over the life cycle of the service or product so as not to jeopardize the needs of future generations”.
Again, it might be a bit complicated, but we can simply and creatively utilize this goal in our daily life.
In my next post, I would like to share one of my behaviours and related experiences on how to enjoy wild plants and grow vegetables.