The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity announced a slogan of the International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May 2021: "We're part of the solution."
The slogan was chosen to continue the momentum generated last year under the over-arching theme "Our solutions are in nature," which served as a reminder.
That biodiversity is the answer to several sustainable development challenges. From nature-based solutions to climate, and health issues, food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity is the foundation upon which we can build back better.
The Kingdom of Unixploria has taken on the challenge with greater zeal than we first thought. People all across the kingdom do things to protect nature. Nobody can accomplish everything, but everyone can do something.
Our environmental policies emphasize hope, solidarity, and the importance of working together at all levels to build a future of life in harmony with nature.
The #LeaveNoWaste initiative begun in late fall 2021. The aim is to encourgae citizens to pick upp litter found in nature. We took inspiration from a macronational movement called plogging, a combination of jogging and picking up litter.
Although we're proud to be Unixplorians, we must not let this blind us to the fact that this world can only combat enviromental issues if we stand together as one. Our initiative combines the best of the micronational and macronational spheres.
Unixploria is one of the most environmentally friendly nations in the world. We do not stop there, though. We want to tranform our nation into being self sufficient, and building energy sources based solely on renewable energy.
Picking up litter and growing locally produced foods is not enough. We need to do more, and we need to do it fast.
We have already banned flying, and car sales run solely on fossil fuels. More actions need to be taken, though. We must change the entire economic system to work with nature, not against her.
When Unixploria signed the Micronational Declaration on Ecological Stewardship in 2020, we thought the charter was about deeds, not just words. We were wrong. We need fewer fancy words, more action, more binding treaties, and fewer non-binding agreements.
Media coverage can be justified to raise awareness of our devastating impact on the ecological balance, but we must not let it be our primary focus. You cannot fly to an environmental conference and call yourself an eco-warrior. Other people do what you do. That is how inspiration works.
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