by SM Farid Uddin Akhter
Please help us spread the sasrai-Movement which is aimed at sustaining a habitable Earth.
Greetings from the sasrai-Movement, an organisation that works voluntarily since 2004 across the globe and aimed at promoting prudent and sustainable consumption and conservation, encouraging the optimum use of resources, and reducing the abuse of resources.
This movement has the goal to animate/activate each individual, family, community, institution, and organization to combat global warming, food and water shortages, fossil fuels, poverty, disasters, waste, and the destruction of the ecosystem and its biodiversity.
Essentially, it aims at reversing the current destructive trends seen across the globe.
On a side note, the sasair-movement implements the goals of the United Nations Millennium Declaration by bringing into focus 6 MDGs, 9 time-bound targets and 31 quantitative indicators.
The Global Threat of Our Time
At a speech in Berlin, American president Barack Obama has said that climate change is the global threat of our time as severe storms, great famines, massive floods, and significant sea level rise will ensue.
In addition, UNSG said that climate change “is a humanitarian issue, a development issue, and an issue of security and stability.”
In the IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report, scientists urged governments to take action as a disrupted climate can have severe impacts on people via sea level rise, ocean acidification, aggravated droughts, wildfires, increased storm severity and flooding. Without doubt, those natural disasters will grow more severe unless we start reducing global warming pollution, not tomorrow, but now.
President Obama also remarked, "We have to all shoulder the responsibility for keeping the planet habitable, or we're going to suffer the consequences—together."
IPS - Special Issue on COP18 Doha Climate Change Conference 29 Nov, Dec 07, 2012 - stated that unsustainable human consumption and production systems are driving changes in average temperatures and weather patterns, in which “abnormal” is increasingly becoming the norm.
Millions of Refugees Around the World
In 2012, 32 million people in 82 countries were displaced by climate and weather-related disasters, nearly twice as many as in 2011, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. Unfortunately, this number is expected to only increase as climate change intensifies.
In truth, our relentless and careless consumption in today’s world acts as the driving force for untenable production which causes changes in temperature and weather patterns.
This leads to a hotter world with more starving people. When people are starving, they become desperate, even in the millions.
Desperate people do desperate things: they riot, they fight over food, they overthrow governments, and the mass will migrate to food-secure countries.
Confronting the Growing Threat of Climate Change
Let us protect nature for the next generation, maintain peace, and ensure rights for all.
Also, we need to reserve, preserve, rejuvenate and conserve resources.
Moreover, we need to achieve a significant change in mindset, behavior and attitude in order to combat the climate crisis, reduce risk & poverty, save biodiversity, and help achieve peace for humanity.
How do we achieve these goals? In essence, we need to work locally but serve globally. Together, we can achieve a sustainable world and obtain environmental justice.
What You Can Do
Let’s have zeal to self-tune and be committed to save resources and reduce food waste in our daily living - no matter how small it is.
- Let your voice be heard from every corner across the globe
- Save a drop of water daily, during all water related activities
- Plant at least one native tree annually at your own home or community
- Let’s not waste a single particle of food
- Let’s not waste a single particle of any resource
- Keep off electric appliances one minute daily
- Suspend travel by personal car once a day
- Keep at least one day a week luxury free
- Do not throw away waste wherever you like
- No more junk food
- Buy items made from recycled materials
- Save one minute to think about climate change and the environment
- Reduce carbon dioxide emissions wherever and whenever possible
Our volunteers demand your kind contemplation to spread sasrai across the globe effectively. Please help spread the word about climate change.Best regards
SM Farid Uddin Akhter
Secretariat in charge
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Let's be a desirable friend to all creatures of this Earth.
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