It’s been well known now for a while that the gases produced by vehicles are toxic not only to us, but the environment too. We’ve been doing a great job in reducing the mortality of heart based diseases from urbanization - but we need to keep pushing. We need to do more.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared that over 90% of the population live with toxic air. The main group at risk is young people - at a young age the heart and brain are still in stages of rapid development, and toxic particles have a massive effect on these individuals. Many are searching for a solution to reduce their impact on the environment and our children.
Air pollution may be damaging every cell in our bodies. Especially in our children, and even if they have not been born yet. A 2018 study found air pollution particles in the placentas of women who had given birth.
We need to put more effort into reducing the harmful particles produced by our vehicles and infrastructure. Electric cars recharged by renewable energy is a technology which is being rapidly developed and we are already seeing great results. Many organizations are yet to take steps to reduce their environmental impact, however. Even though it has a measurable reduction of cost involved.
Implementing solar panels, micro-grid energy production, and increasing energy efficiency significantly reduces an organizations environmental footprint, while also reducing the cost of their energy bill. We need to push more for organizations to implement this kind of renewable energy, since the positive impact not only to the environment but their profits is massive and measurable.
The modern person is often apathetic to the amount of energy we are using. We’ve only recently (comparative to how long humankind has existed) delved into extreme industrialization and usage of fossil fuels to power our daily lives. We’ve become accustomed to using finite resources for our energy production, without care for how much it damages the environment - ignoring the costs involved as a result of this. We need to change our attitude towards the environment.
What chance do we stand against mother nature? We need to work with mother nature, do better, and act now.