The natural environment is God’s gift and provision for the care of his people. It provides healthy food, shelter, clothing, medicines, beauty, clean water, clean air and many other benefits for people to use and enjoy. The natural environment is also the world’s largest employer. More people all over the world make their living from environmental resources than by any other means.
World Vision works with communities to restore environments that have been harmed, protect healthy environments, and systematically build good environments to make them progressively stronger and healthier.
Healthy environments become even more important as climate change becomes more severe. Climate change makes poverty worse, makes life harder and more dangerous for those who are poor, and adds to existing problems like food insecurity and risk of disaster.
Fortunately, there are many easy and inexpensive activities that can be done to improve the environment. They provide a triple win by helping families become better able to provide for themselves today, securing resources for tomorrow and fighting climate change in the long run.
This is what good development is about – using every opportunity to make today and tomorrow better.