We May Be In The Middle Of A Pandemic But Here’s Why It’s The Perfect Time To Address Your Sustainability

October 13, 2020 By Justin Lessner

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought entire countries to a grinding halt. It’s impacted every facet of our lives and altered our futures. So, although it may seem like a strange time to tackle your personal sustainability, now more than ever we need to focus on three key relationships: with the people in our community, our planet, and our shared prosperity.

Changing our focus will generate an urgently needed change in our behavior, one that our planet cannot wait for any longer. By encouraging people to commit to their own sustainability, we will empower entire communities to create the changes our planet so desperately needs. 

Therefore, PerSus is working to empower each of us with new tools that will help bring us a healthier and happier future.

So, although so many people ask us ‘why now?’, we have a very simple answer: If not now, when? And if not you, who? 

PerSus is working to advance the concept of sustainability to one that all of us can relate to.

For the concept of sustainability to really take off, we need to completely reimagine our relationship with ourselves, our environment, and our communities. This is why PerSus is here with new tools that will make the concept of personal sustainability one that all of us can relate to, regardless of your experience level. If you’re interested in making a change or have no idea of where to start, PerSus makes it simple. 

This is why PerSus stresses the importance of taking personal responsibility for the wellbeing of the planet as a whole. Marcos Constandse, CEO and founder of PerSus, says that “Sustainability cannot depend only on the efforts of governments, society and companies. Your sustainability depends on you.”

But how does that work in the real world? Although sustainability has been a major talking point for years, there is still no tool that lets you track and measure your own sustainability. And we know that you cannot change, what you cannot measure. But that’s all about to change. PerSus is the first ever tool that will effectively allow people to track their own sustainability while creating awareness around their everyday actions. 

We are living through a unique time where the only constant thing in our life is change.

Right now, the Coronavirus and the havoc it’s caused around the world is what people are focused on. However, the pandemic has revealed why it’s so important that we begin taking action on the issues we can control: our own sustainability. 

The pandemic has revealed long standing weaknesses in the government’s ability to address global issues. It’s revealed the exploitation of people now considered “essential workers” who are on the frontlines fighting the virus with little in the way of support. It’s exposed the longstanding economic disparities between communities around the world.  

With PerSus, you will be able to make meaningful changes to each of these important issues – among many others. PerSus enables you to affect change among three core areas: People, Planet, and our Prosperity. 

People are at the core of the PerSus project.

We focus on people because it includes you. It encompasses your quality of life and that of our family, friends and neighbors: your community. 

In fact, communities around the globe are in danger from a variety of issues: climate change, poverty, corruption, poor access to education and healthcare. At the core of each of these issues are people. If each of us stands up and starts taking responsibility for our own actions and how they impact others in our community, we can enact major changes that would benefit communities around the world. 

By creating a fun, simple, and even social experience in the PerSus app, Marcos Constandse points that “you can create meaningful changes now that will have a real impact on people in your own community.”

PerSus offers an experience that empowers people just like you.

As an app created to help you measure your impact and help you take steps towards a more sustainable lifestyle, now really is the time to get involved. Our lives are increasingly taking place online amid a network of social media platforms and PerSus will bring personal sustainability into this mainstream ecosystem.

Although social media and our interaction with these new platforms has moved forward with shocking speed, our ideas to combat one of the greatest global challenges haven’t caught up. 

We can no longer sit on the sidelines and rely on the government, politicians, and businesses to find solutions. The only solution to this enormous problem is in your own sustainability and the decisions that you make each and every day as a consumer and citizen of the world.

PerSus hopes to show each and every person that through our own action we can achieve a healthier relationship with the environment. And although communities around the world are fighting a global pandemic, it’s more important than ever that we focus on the issues we truly have control over – the issues happening in our own backyard.

As the pandemic has ignited a new sensitivity in many of us, it’s also “created a heightened consciousness in people all over the world. From wearing a mask and observing social distancing out of respect for our neighbors to donating blood and signing up for vaccine trials, people are stepping up to do the work,” according to Marcos Constandse, PerSus CEO and founder. He sees this moment as the perfect window of opportunity to ask people, ‘what is your role?’ and ‘what can you do to help?’

So, will you do your part and join the PerSus community today? You’ll soon be able to download the PerSus app and get started making a difference in your community by taking control of your personal sustainability. Sign up below to be the first one to know when it’s live!