1). What 'Social responsibility' topic are you interested in learning more about?
I am interested in learning more about environmental changes and healthcare.
2.) Why are you interested in this topic? What action could you take to support this area in a positive, sustainable way?
I know that environmental changes have been in the spotlight for quite some time now. It’s one of the largest issues Earth is facing. In other words, climate change is becoming an enormous issue for not only our society, but also everything that lives on our planet. The ozone layer is become smaller, and it's a real issue. Ever since there was a new study that found that these drastic changes will occurring during our lifetime, it had become much more frightening that we must do something now to regulate the amount of emissions that we release into the air. All our fears are becoming a reality. We only have a dozen years to keep global warming at a maximum of 1.5C. If we don't do that and if there is as small as a half degree increase, our planet can face huge risks of droughts, floods and extreme heats. Measures should be taken to slow down climate change. For example, simple actions we can do include bringing a reusable bag to when you are buying your groceries. Recycling your plastics is another idea. You can also even increase the number of reusable products in your house. By just reusing the products that have already been made, it can help the environment by decreasing the fuel that would be needed to make more of what you’ve got already from scratch. Larger steps can be taken such as beginning to use public transportation or walking to your workplace or school that aren’t far away. By doing this, you can reduce your fuel consumption. It may be a minor irritation to your life, however, overtime, it is an incredible impact from just one person. By helping out your environment, taking public transportation can also ameliorate your quality of life and help you obtain a better lifestyle. From just walking, you can connect with your environment more. From just waking up earlier, it can persuade you to have a better sleeping schedule. You can also contribute by buying from places like Value Village that sell used clothing. Not only does it save you money, but it also helps by decreasing the fuel use in making those products (on a larger scale, overtime).
Moreover, I am also interested in learning more about healthcare because it’s everyone’s social responsibility to ensure that everyone in their community has access to healthcare regardless of any factors. It should be the ultimate importance to everyone whenever someone is referring to maintaining or improving their general health. People get ill, have accidents and emergencies. Some people can’t afford to treat their diseases, and it's not fair to tell someone they can’t access treatment just because they don’t have enough money. Having good health is the building block to every person’s happiness, society as well as its economy. Just imagine being sick. If you aren’t feeling well all the time, your body wouldn’t want to do anything. Daily responsibilities and activities can never be fully enjoyed or performed to the best of one's ability if health is not up to par. In Canada, it is often overlooked how we have a good healthcare plan. All citizens of Canada have reasonable access to medically necessary hospital and physician services which is publicly funded. We take it for granted, and we all benefit a lot from it. There are a lot of countries with limited access to healthcare. It’s an issue. However, there are a lot of positive and sustainable ways we can do to improve your community’s health and overall happiness. For example, volunteering is the easiest way to help. You can volunteer at senior living communities, hospitals, awareness programs and get involved with your local church. You can also raise awareness by putting up posters to organizing an event such as a local run or walk. Donating money to help a stranger get through their medical bills for their medical needs like surgeries is also an aspect of helping to ensure that your community can all be capable of having a good health.