When we talk about sustainable habitats what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Amazing ecosystems that we can look at for days and wonder how they work or a nice clean park that people can hang out and spend time in. A sustainable habitat is a habitat or an ecosystem that can comfortably produce food and water to organisms without having its resources depleted and not being able to produce external waste. For example: clean river with a large variety of fish, a forest with all kinds of wildlife, etc. Among all these habitats we also have our cities, towns and villages which also count as habitats which we have made to live in but are they really as sustainable as we think ? Some cities don’t really have a clean environment because of the large amount of people living in it and producing external waste that doesn’t get disposed too quickly and can stack up which often ends up nearby in a forest or an ocean which threatens the wildlife that lives in it. Others don’t really have drinkable water so they resort to trading with others. Some are too prone to natural disasters and end up with destroyed buildings, environments etc. The more we really think about it, there aren’t many cities which are sustainable. So what can we do to make our homes much more appealing and sustainable for us but also for the environment we live in? We can start by recycling waste such as paper, glass, plastic and other materials which can reduce the amount of waste that is made. Next, we can try and make filters that filtrate water and make it drinkable. We can also try to build renewable energy sources such solar panels, windmills, hydro-power plants etc. We can improve farm life which makes it easier to produce food and more. There are many ways we can improve our lifestyles and environments and make them more sustainable which in return can make us progress easier, faster and better.
Class 2-2 at SSOU “Dimitrija Chupovski” – Veles, North Macedonia