The world is moving in two directions at once. First, no matter in what respect we look at our lives, we are more advanced than we ever were. With technology and knowledge, we are achieving the milestones which our ancestors couldn’t even dream of. However, on the other hand, in some way we are also paying a price for it. By exploiting our natural resources very greedily we are quickly leading our planet to its doom. To save it, we need to make some quick and effective decisions. A sum of all those decisions and actions that work in favor to protect the natural world are the factors of environmental sustainability. These factors conserve the potential of the environment to support human life. Since some years in the past, the issue of sustaining the environment has become one of the most ballyhooed issues.
While discussing the factors that contribute towards degradation of environment we tend to miss out on an important point. The excess population! Yes, the widespread population, which just keeps growing every minute, is a matter of concern because it is leading to deterioration in the environment. However, even in this day and age, people find discussing family planning and its consequences awkward.
Researcher Rune EllemoseGulev of the University of Applied Sciences in Kiel, Germany identified certain personality traits in people who had opted for an eco-friendly lifestyle. Tolerance, mutual trust and respect for the environment were some of the major features that were seen in people of the countries with a higher eco-friendly population. Gulev cited that such sustainable behavioral features could be used to predict and increase people choosing sustainable modalities.