My problem that I have been studying over is the use of animal cruelty in the fashion industry. I learned that millions of animals are harmed every year for their fur, skin and scales. Animals are poisoned, suffocated and electrocuted for their fur and are often skinned alive. I learned of alternative ways to help protect the animals but using synthetic materials. We can help save the animals by using vegan leathers or faux fur. The more sustainable way to help save animals is to buy secondhand furs and leathers. Another way is to use organic cotton in some materials to create clothing.
During the reading about poverty in the environment, I learned that poverty can cause environmental degradation. The poor are forced to live in conditions that are unsustainable. In the Ted talk with Leyla Acaroglu I learned that both paper and plastic are both bad for the environment. 40% of food is wasted in the US. Biophilia is the love of life or living systems. It’s the urge to affiliate with other forms of life. Biophilia is compared to phobia and it is the love for natural life and it helps sustain life.