Agriculture provides people with a host of consumer goods – from the rich diversity of fruits, vegetables, roots, tubers and nuts to the multitude of fibers, fuels and timber. Human health
relies on biodiversity
for most agricultural goods and a multitude of others—medicines and supplements, cosmetics and biochemicals. Pollution
, land conversion
of resources from biodiversity and the environment, damages ecosystem services
that maintain the conditions for life on Earth.
The choices people make in their everyday consumption
for food and other agricultural goods have an ecological footprint and often, larger ramifications that they are unaware of, such as the polluting factor of transporting goods to markets. A person’s ecological footprint
is the land and resources necessary to produce what they use and to recycle their wastes. Sustainable lifestyles
for you, your family and friends are essential for safeguarding natural resources and conserving biodiversity for future generations.
Information About Sustainable Lifestyles
How to Develop Sustainable Lifestyles