eco-friendly jobs - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
A restoration of our Earth will require much employment in all kinds of restoration - from ecology to furniture and electronics - in addition to both waste reduction and the innovative use of waste.
Perhaps it would be a fitting tribute to the life work of Sir David Attenborough, as well as a much needed step to save our own souls, to ban the sale of all furniture made from new wood. Such a step would be positive shift in the economy and the way we live. Jobs in refurbishment and the antique industry would flourish - we'd gain more carpenters and artists who can work from home. As we move into more plant based diets the stems of wheat and other plant materials could be used in furniture production. We can amend the way we live, taking inspiration from other cultures. Many eat sitting on the floor, thus doing away with dinning tables and dining chairs. How about sleeping more Japanese style with a mattress that rolls up during the day - no wooden frame. We use recycled and reclaimed materials too - perhaps the harvesting of plastic from the oceans for reuse will gain financial viability as well as being the right thing to do.
Outdoor jobs and fitness was what everyone wanted and needed in those apocalyptic times, and so the new forestry commission found many willing hands in it's bid to restablish and care for forests. We learned new methods to turn that brush and small trees into new products for sale, the proceeds of which accelerated the conservation work. It was the start of a new relationship with mother nature, learning to live from only what she could afford to give, learning that it was right to give back.