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The Planet Is Facing A Catastrophe Due In A Large Part To Pollution & Climate Change.

When we talk about saving our environment, we are, in fact, on a mission to save all life on Earth.

The Wisdom Trust is committed to play our part and we will work with and support any individuals or organisations working towards this goal.

The Earth Is An Amazing Place!

Our world is a truly beautiful planet which has sustained every living thing on it for billions of years. Mankind’s short stay on earth so far has done it much damage.

And yet we still have a chance to change our habits and start repairing what we have broken, to leave it a fit place to live for many generations to come.

Remember – “We didn’t inherit this planet from our parents. We’re just borrowing it from our children.

Today, in the 21st Century, people are waking up to the facts and are slowly becoming more aware of the needs of our environment. And many are showing signs of willingness to make a change.

When we talk of environment, we mean everything around us, not just the weather. It includes all the animals, plants and the human beings living on the planet.

Here Are Some Startling Facts About Our Environment In The 21st Century!

We’re Losing Our Trees.

At least 17 trees will have to be cut down and 20,000 gallons of water is contaminated in order to produce a ton of toilet paper.

Worldwide, about 27,000 trees are cut down each day so we can have Toilet Paper.  American companies alone use enough paper to encircle the Earth 3 times!

But the great news is that many more businesses every year are moving towards going paperless. We can save 75,000 trees if we recycled the paper used on the daily run of the New York Times alone.

Reduce! Reuse! Recycle!

Aluminium can be recycled continuously – forever. Recycling one aluminium can saves enough energy to run your TV for at least 3 hours. 80 trillion aluminium cans are used by humans every year.

If you are someone who throws away plastic bags and other plastic materials irresponsibly, you should know that many of these end up in the ocean, killing as many as one million sea creatures annually.

A glass bottle made in our time will take more than 4,000 years to decompose.

Water Is Vital To Sustain Life!  So Don’t Waste It. 

Only 1% of our planet’s water supply can be used. 97% is ocean water and 2% is frozen solid in the Arctic, for now. But water is vital to sustain life and our planet gains as many as 77 million new inhabitants every year.

The Amazon Rainforest  – The Lungs Of The Planet!

More than 20% of the world’s oxygen is produced in the Amazon Rainforest. More than half of the world’s estimated 10 million species of plants, animals and insects live in the tropical rainforests.

One-fifth of the world’s fresh water is in the Amazon Basin. But at the current rate of destruction the world’s rainforests might not survive the next few decades.

Vital Cures For All Sorts Of Illnesses Could Lie Hidden In The World’s Tropical Rainforests. 

An estimated 50,000 species inhabiting our tropical forests become extinct annually – including plants and animals. That’s an average of 137 species a day – and any one of those lost plants could have been the source for a cure for one of mankind’s killer diseases.

Today at least 25% of prescription medicines originate from plants in the rainforest.

Phytoplankton Are Disappearing – And They Produce 70% Of Our Oxygen.

Prochlorococcus and other ocean phytoplankton are responsible for 70% of Earth’s oxygen production.

However, some scientists believe that phytoplankton levels have declined by 40% since 1950 due to the warming of the ocean. Ocean temperature impacts the number of phytoplankton in the ocean.

The World’s Fishing Stocks Have Been Over-Exploited.

Within a few short decades, industrial fishing has expanded from the traditional fishing grounds of the Northern Hemisphere to include all the world’s oceans and seas.

Many stocks – possibly even as much as 70% globally – have been over-exploited and are depleted. And yet nearly 40% of the world’s population – approximately three billion people – rely on both wild-caught and farmed seafood as their primary source of protein. 

Could Sustainable Fisheries Management Hold The Key?   

As the largest traded food commodity in the world, seafood provides sustenance to billions of people worldwide.

But the situation is not without hope. Some countries have shown that fish stocks can in fact recover when sustainable fisheries management systems are implemented.us.

There Is Just So Much More For Us To Learn And Understand. 

We know so little about our world. If you go for a walk in the woods and bend down to scoop up a handful of earth, you’ll be holding billions of bacteria in your hand. Over 97% of these will have never been discovered or studied – and any one of those could be the cure for one of mankind’s killer diseases.

Two Quick Facts To Finish. 

Rainforests are cut down at a rate of 100 acres per minute. But some of the world’s oldest trees are more than 4,600 years old.

Landfills are composed of 35% packaging materials.

What Will We Do?

A) Learn And Collaborate Together.
We will also provide simple advice to people on how they can make a difference to help protect the environment and to live a healthier lifestyle.

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B) Understand How We Can All Make A Difference.
We will also provide hundreds of simple ways in which people of all ages and backgrounds can help make a difference with small changes in their own activities to help protect the environment and to live a healthier lifestyle.

C) Provide Funding To Help Protect Our Environment.
We will make donations from our funds to support charitable causes which promote these goals and we will work with any organisations or individuals that help protect our environment and all living things.

Our goal is to contribute as much time, effort and resources as we can to support programs which help to protect and preserve our environment for future generations.

D) Connecting Different Communities Across The Globe.

We will also strive to help people embrace and celebrate the rich and colourful tapestry of contrasting societies and communities that inhabit our planet and to assist different communities in connecting with each other so they can collaborate in a process of learning about each other so that we can all be stronger together.

E) Working Together To Make Things Better.

The Wisdom Trust is committed to working effectively with other individuals and organisations to help fund programs which improve and protect our world so that future generations can enjoy it as we do today.

Will you rise to the challenge?

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We will make a difference and in just a few click of your mouse you too could be playing your part in helping to make the world a better place for everyone, regardless of age, background, religion, race or culture – or even where they live.

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