The year is 2020, and the coronavirus has been the bane of our society’s existence as the spread has started growing exponentially during the beginning of the year. This virus is extremely dangerous, and of course “shelter-in-place” orders (or what some have dubbed “quarantine) alongside suggestions for social distancing have been put in place to prevent and slow the continued diffusion of the virus. With more than 80,000 cases and new ones popping up everyday, it is absolutely imperative that we follow these shelter-in-place and social distancing recommendations if we want to have any chance of fighting this virus—if not for yourself, then for the millions of immunocompromised or elderly Americans across the nation for which this virus could be fatal.
Now that many people are staying indoors and working to be healthy, there is one thing that may seem less important now: the environment. While it is definitely true that your health should be top priority during these times, the crippling state of the environment is still a large issue that should not be ignored, especially at a time like this.
So that leaves room for the question: how can we still maintain our eco-friendly nature whilst in this global pandemic crisis? The environment is getting better, as seen in the article by Angelina Suy, “COVID-19 and the Environment,” due to the lack of human activity, but this only inspires the push towards restoring the planet.
We understand all of these restrictions on top of keeping up with a sustainable lifestyle can make life boring and lackluster, but don’t sweat it. There are many activities you can do that can maintain a fun, healthy, and sustainable lifestyle during these tough times.
Once again, please stay safe while we endure these tough times. However, don’t forget our mission to help restore the planet. Our fight has not been won yet, and this virus will not stop our effort.