By Jessica A. Luer
BFA Studio Artist and MBA of Sustainable Procurement
Volume Six: Remarket
Many unfortunate events, especially within the past few centuries, have occurred and we the human race are mainly to blame for their rates of occurrence. The polar permafrost and glacial ice melting at alarming rates caused by us, new zoonotic diseases impacting the population developed by us, physical waste products produced by us, manic storms, and the ever-growing list of endangered species since we as humans have been alive are all sitting at a catastrophic level, teetering on apocalyptic. Until we develop the knowledge and capabilities of planetary terraforming on Mars or wherever, we must salvage and bring back balanced order to our home planet: Earth. We must all understand that the messes we made must be cleaned up and quickly for the sake of our survival alongside the plants and animals still standing regardless of individual countries’ economies, politics, religions, and other biases only relevant to human conflict. The effects of human pollution linking to global warming for instance has caused toxic gases to warm the atmosphere so much that it has altered the biosphere in which life is meant to thrives in all intended seasons in each respected biome.
All of our resources at some point began from the Earth, and that sustainably procuring these materials back into products and services and therefore prolonging their use period better conserves and reduces environmental impact. For example, producing steel for automobiles and insisting on making new models and makes annually. Is it necessary? No! Making commitments to the used cars already in existence are still able and once there is no more possible repairs to be made, the steel is then scrapped and moulded into parts for the used cars that still run. Better yet if this cycle keeps going, eventually the used cars phase out leaving us with two options that are miles more eco-friendly. The steel then is transformed into building electric cars, electric busses, and electric trains. The need for gas and oil reduces, as older cars get reused, until they are recycled, then repurposed into eco-efficient vehicles, encouraging consumers to refuse non-eco-efficient means of transport, and therefore remarkets products and services across industries beyond automobile manufacturing.
Waste and fumes that are resulting from human activity is worsening our global climate and is therefore straying from its natural path. It is crucial to re-think with green to keep seasonal flow normal. Remarket in favour of sustainability all economic benefit to both humanity and nature.