Introducing Myself

Nancy Handabile
Posted December 1, 2015 from Zambia

The Environment is at its most fragile state currently and yes the COP21 is on and with each deliberation that goes on the bated breath of Environmentalists is felt.

I have been a climate change advocate for as long as I can remember even volunteering to do a 30 Day Challenge in order to reduce my carbon footprint.

The challenge involved me eating only locally grown organic foods, using less electricity and water and using less transportation.

Why dis I do it? To test myself for one to see if I could walk the talk where environmental sustainability is concerned.

You see we are always calling on Goverments , Coorporations to be Environmentally conscious in their dealings.

However how many times do we challenge ourselves to be careful with how we treat the Environment.

Do we carry a shopping bag or do we use plastics, do reuse stuff, do we live power running, do we just throw gabbage anyhow, do we save food, do we use charcoal or cut down trees.

Yes the level of damage that we do might not be a huge as the multinationationals but it is still damaging.

So lets pay attention to what we do and how we are affecting the Environment with our actions.

We need the Earth.

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Sherna Alexander Benjamin
Dec 01, 2015
Dec 01, 2015

Continue making a difference and yes you are correct, it is the little things which we can do will impact great change. 

Nusrat Ara
Dec 02, 2015
Dec 02, 2015

Dear Nancy,

It is so good to see you trying environmental sustainability . The thing is we all have to do it and it has to be a constant and ongoing process. There should be no going back from it. It is easier said than done. It should be a practical alternative.

Keep sharing your thoughts and experiences.

Looking forward to read more from you. 

Tamarack Verrall
Dec 02, 2015
Dec 02, 2015

Dear Nancy,

There is a lot I love about your description here about what one person can do for the environment. First, that you have cared about our environment for as long as you can remember. Then, that asking Governments and Corporations to change, though important, is only one step. I love it that you took a personal challenge, and that you outline it here for all of us. Having grown organic food for a 20 year chapter of my life, I love it that you recognised the importance of organic food, and chose it for the sake of the earth, and for your own health. There is a difference! Everything you describe and suggest can make an enormous difference, and will lessen the business for polluting companies. The most profound inspiration that you leave us with here, is that we do have tremendous power as individual people when we follow each others' good ideas.

Standing with you on this,


Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Dec 05, 2015
Dec 05, 2015

Hi Nancy, Lovely introduction. Am glad you are walking the talk. There are few people who actually feel that the enviroment is important. If we stand together and sensitize more people about how to protect earth we shall surely make a difference. Thank you for sharing and please continue to post ur stories so that we learn how to make a difference.

Dec 07, 2015
Dec 07, 2015

Dear Nancy,

Thank you for sharing your experiences as an advocate for the environment. You are absolutely right that we should challenge ourselves to be the change-- slowly we can bring a revolution! I've been recently challenging myself to buy more locally made products, and swap clothes rather than buying new clothes-- your story is very inspiring and has reminded me to bring my reusable bags along to the store this evening! 

Warm wishes,