Introducing Taylah, our newest MK member!
Our MK friend, Joy, saw Taylah’s illustration on Facebook and thought MK would be the prefect place to give her a shout out.
What inspired you to draw your illustration?
The thing that inspired me to create the illustration was that people enjoy all of their items, their easily packaged food and cosmetics, and their electricity. They do know somewhat what goes into the creation of these things, but prefer to turn a blind eye. Pollution is an ongoing issue that will continue to get worse if you don’t choose to see it.
What is your favourite place in the natural world?
I absolutely love the few untouched forests of the world. I like to visit the stumps of old growth trees that were cut down and imagine what it was like in its former glory. The pristine beauty of forests is amazing. The wildlife, and the crisp thick trees work together to make a beautiful landscape.
If you were Ruler of the World what would be the first three new environmental laws that you would bring in?
If I was the ruler of the world my first rule would be to find a renewable and sustainable energy source. Air pollution has a big impact, and I believe if we stop using fossil fuels such as coal, and turn to something more sustainable such as solar, wind, methane gas energy the world would be a better place.
My second rule would be to ban micro plastic, and single use plastics. Single use plastics use fossils fuels extracted from the earth, that take millions of years to form, to produce something that will be used once, then is thrown away. It will then continue to torment the environment for another couple of hundred years. It just seems pointless. Micro plastics, such as some “biodegradable” plastics, break down into tiny microscopic pieces of plastic, which gets into our own waterways, and sea life ingest it, and we end up ingesting it ourselves.
My last but not least rule would be to ban, not immediately, cars that run on fossil fuels. Gases are being released into the atmosphere all hours of the day, and it is contributing to global warming. Global warming is an issue that needs addressing. The polar ice caps are melting, the polar bears will have nowhere to go, and once the ice is melted, where will it go? Lots of land will be covered, and with the population growing this is not beneficial.