The biosphere of our planet, as well as our civilization are rapidly changing. Most countries believe that nothing could be done about it, but there’s still a few that share a different perspective. Those attend different campaigns and initiate nature-related projects. Some of them have already been implemented. The society already knows what ecology is, how serious the problem of climate change is, how high the level of pollution is, etc. The people already know that everyone should take part in the Earth rescuing process, most of them just don’t know how to do that or what steps to take. They need a proof that their contribution could be significant. We need new specific issues to educate natural and ecological issues for adults.
Moreover, in our society, there are many organizations dedicated to the well-being of our planet, made up of people committed to the preservation and restoration of the environment. Many of these people share the belief that our planet is something we all share equally, regardless of our mental or physical abilities, and that we share both a right to enjoyit as well as a duty to care for it. We also share the consequences of the harm we cause to ourselves, and the environment.
Unfortunately, the most vulnerable people in society are often the ones who suffer the most. Many organizations also strive to make our society more inclusive and accessible for those with disabilities. Why not ensure that they can participate in caring for the environment as well? Like everyone else, they have much to gain and much to offer in the quest for a better, healthier Earth. By developing cooperation between environmental organizations and organizations for vulnerable groups, i.e. elderly persons, people with different disabilities, making the planet a better place to live can become a much more manageable challenge.
To achieve this, it is important to:
1) Make environmental education accessible for everyone.
2) Include the environmental perspective in programs that integrate people from vulnerable groups, especially those with disabilities and elderly.
3) Involve people with disabilities and elderly in the debate and discussion about the environment.
4) Take advantage of, and develop, the therapeutic value of learning about and caring for the environment.