Environment and Economy Go Hand In Hand

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The world faces two main problems: the economy and the environment. Some suggest the two go hand in hand, many have different ideas on how to deal with them. However few can agree on what should be done about them. Recently the Wilderness Society produced a video that gives some interesting ideas on how to deal with these issues. Watch it below:

The video talks about how helping the environment will also help the economy. In particular, it focuses on creating a more green economy. Considering the path the world has been on in recent years, more people are taking notice of climate change, eco-friendly products, and the environment in general. You’ll see people switching from energy suppliers of the past to a more renewable source. Recycling bins are apt to fill up more quickly, while consumers keep a sharp eye out for organic or green-labeled products. The green lifestyle is rapidly growing and as such, more green jobs are becoming available.

The video discusses how we need to eliminate wasteful spending and prioritize what must be done to help the environment and economy. One thing it suggests is to put a stop to tax breaks and other giveaways that are reaped by top polluting industries. According to their example given, closing a loophole that big corporations write-off oil and gas production would save 13.3 billion dollars over nine years.

Another interesting thing about the video is the series of points it makes throughout it. For example, did you know that outdoor recreation (such as hiking, camping skiing, etc., combines nearly $730 billion per year to the US economy and supports 6.5million jobs nationwide? That’s quite a lot of environmental work available and the best part is there’s expected to be a rise in the number of such jobs available.

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A writer and photographer, Spowart has publication credits in Canada, United States, Europe and Norway with such publications as The Globe & Mail, The National Post, Sun Media, Canwest News, and Canada News Wire.