What Is This Forsaken World Lajoie-O Malley Analysis

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“Isn’t it ironic how the earth would thrive without us, [humans], but we would not survive without the earth?” Yet, we still manage to choose non-sustainable products and lifestyles regardless of its repercussions in our habitat because it is more convenient way to live. It is undebatable that nature is a beautiful thing, and when it is destroyed, unlike various things in the modern world that can be easily replaced, we can not replace nature. It also undeniable that we have caused great damage to our environment that resulted into endangering animals, higher sea levels that swallows shorelines, and stronger calamities that destroys homes. We are destroying the very cause of our survival. However, all hope is not lost in this forsaken world …show more content…
She states that because she knows the people and the community very well, she is able to recognize the problems and the possible solutions that would work in the community. It is easier to commit to a place when you have a connection with it through your experiences and your background. She felt “invested in the U of W” because she has been working towards making a change here ever since she was young. Through her perseverance, she was able to make significant sustainable changes in the university in her various years of work. For example, a campus bicycle repair shop was created with the cooperation of the administration and the students which helps promote a more ecological way of transportation. She explains that she chose to make a difference in her local community because there are less risks in causing more harm than good when you know the community very well. Furthermore, she states that she trusts and relies upon the people of other communities to actively make a difference in their own …show more content…
Although she does not work internationally, she is still able to make a difference that affects the whole world because she is aiming to create an environment where we can reduce our ecological footprint and make our habitat greener. She has an optimistic view, that change in ourselves can cause change in others which can result to a change in our world. I understand why she chose to focus her work locally because it is easier to create a movement where you are familiar with its customs. Furthermore, I believe she is an example of a global citizen because she recognizes the problem at hand and makes an active decision to solve the problem. Global citizenship is not limited by a person’s identity but it is defined by a person’s action towards making a difference in an environmental or social injustice. This is because in the end, the issues we encounter does not only affect ourselves, but it is a shared situation that we must all work towards

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