Prince William has urged Britons to make lifestyle changes in order to help rescue the world.
To help rescue the Earth, the Duke of Cambridge is pushing people, corporations, and leaders to “alter our choices and behaviors.”
We may unintentionally be “part of the problem,” but now was the moment to “all become part of the solution,” according to William. He cautioned that unless immediate action is taken, the “planet would crumble around us, perhaps destroying all we presently take for granted.” His remarks came as the countdown to his environmental Earthshot Prize award event began. The themes behind the awards will be explored in a five-part BBC documentary series that will air over the coming fortnight.
The show’s last episode will focus on the issue of waste and its impact on the environment, from the dumping of plastics in oceans to squandered food created using resources such as water, fertilizers, and power. “We stand at a fork in the road; if we continue on our current route, the natural environment around us will deteriorate, and with it, all we take for granted,” William says.
“However, if we go the opposite way, if we work to solve our most pressing problems, we may give our children and grandkids a better future.”
The Earthshot Prize categories are: protect and restore nature, clean our air, revive our oceans, build a waste-free world, and fix our climate. Each episode of the Prince’s series is devoted to one of five global problems: protect and restore nature, clean our air, revive our oceans, build a waste-free world, and fix our climate.
The winners of the five Earthshots will each receive £1 million for their initiative each year until the end of the decade.
Today at 6.05 p.m., BBC One will broadcast The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet.