VIOLET MWENDERA

MALAWI

'I  have always been passionate about the environment, and it saddens me to  see the unsustainable path that we are currently on. When discussing  sustainability and climate change, overpopulation has always been at the  centre of these discussions, however, we cannot address population  growth without addressing overconsumption. In as much as overpopulation  is problematic, I believe overconsumption is much more of a concern.


It  is time we realize that we have a consumption crisis and we need to  radically change the way we consume things. The focus should be on  becoming conscious consumers especially at an individual level. For me,  that means not buying things I don’t need and being creative with the  things I already have. If we all do our part in tackling this major  problem we can collectively strive to reduce our impact on this  wonderful planet.'

VIOLET MWENDERA