Someone once said, “There is no such thing as away. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.” I never really gave too much thought to where my trash goes when I throw it away, at least not until after I started learning what wicked problems were. The 11th hour movie documentary really opened my eyes to so many things that I ignore on an everyday basis. I’ve started to realize that if we can’t sustain the earth then there won’t be an earth live on in a few years. There’s no possible way we can completely stop pollution, deforestation, global warming, or the other problems killing the earth; But there are ways we can slow them down and maybe start living life back to our planet.
One thing that really stood out to me about the 11th hour movie was that multiple people talked about how we as a human race treat our planet as if it’s something to be bought, or conquered. Our home shouldn’t be treated like a lifeless object. We take so many things like resources and don’t give anything back in return, soon enough the earth won’t have any more to give. It’s not even just the oil or gas, If we can’t stop deforestation, one day we won’t be able to breath. The most basic human function, that is literally the first thing we know how to do after birth.
Another thing that has really been brought to my attention in this class is that I can stand on my soapbox talking about how we need to save the world but it’s not gonna matter unless I contribute too. It doesn’t have to be this huge movement either, sometimes little things can go a long way.