The World Peace and Understanding Day falls on the 23rd of February, and in 2019, where both peace and understanding are two concepts that are often discussed and are considered highly important for humankind, this day could not have been more relevant.
There are many ways to help build peace right from our homes to the world outside. Peace and understanding is not something that can be achieved, much less enjoyed, even if there is one child neglected out on the roads. It cannot be enjoyed even if there is one tiny community of people under war. It cannot be enjoyed if even one species of unknown animal or plant is under the threat of extinction.
World peace and understanding starts from the small things, like from within your home and your community. If every human out there worked hard to build more peaceful societies that would be the first step taken towards true world peace.
Climate change and the resulting negative impacts that various animals and plants have faced over the past decades is also something that should be addressed. From shocking images of starving polar bears scrambling for a patch of solitary ice to the heat waves that have been gripping the world recently, urgent action is needed to strengthen understanding of climate change impacts and how they can be addressed.
Understanding the negative effects that we bring upon the environment is key. From that point onwards it is all about using eco-friendly materials like coir for example or recycled matter to eliminate the harmful substances that can eventually create the space for a healthier and safer planet.
As the species that has been regarded as the dominant species on this planet, and the one with the most developed cognitive capacities, each human being has a responsibility to do their bit towards building a better world.