The Ministry’s invitation came as a recognition of SWO’s unwavering commitment to environmental conservation and their significant impact as a non-governmental organization (NGO). The stage was set for SWO to share their invaluable perspective on how women can be pivotal in the battle against climate change.
Insights on The Current Global Temperature
So, do you still think you have time to wait? We’ve already reached to a point that it is now a major red flag crisis. We no longer have the time to sit and wait for someone or an entity to take the first step and do something about. We as women can play a major role in bringing this awareness to not only the public, but also within our household.
Efforts That We Can Contribute
Promoting biodegradable sanitary pads– Non-biodegradable pads contribute to landfill waste, taking years to break down. This creates a burden on landfills and contributes to methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas. But if its biodegradable pads, it serves as a healthier option for users, and the environment, as fewer toxins are released during the manufacturing and the disposal processes.
Tree planting within your community area– Trees absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere during photosynthesis and store it as carbon. This helps reduce the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, mitigating climate change. So, imagine it this way, if every family from all household were to plant a tree within their community, don’t you think it would serve a much greater impact? This is particularly valuable for women, who often play a central role in household and community adaptation strategies.
Educating and awareness– Women can lead by example in their households and communities by adopting eco-friendly behaviors and encouraging others to do the same. Women can also organize and participate in community-based climate education and awareness programs, sharing information on the local impact of climate change and sustainable practices. By actively engaging in these roles and initiatives, women can significantly contribute to raising awareness, fostering understanding, and driving action to address the pressing issue of climate change. Especially in the young generation.