Why Should We Protect Environment Essay

What a great topic for discussion - one that we should be having on a regular basis to ensure everyone becomes exposed in some way to 'reduce, reuse, recycle'  as pointed out by "pophnei."

One of the ways to do this is through education. Children need to learn the importance of recycling, not just from their parents, but in their school environment. Learning by example is also paramount. Schools (and I know some do) and...

What a great topic for discussion - one that we should be having on a regular basis to ensure everyone becomes exposed in some way to 'reduce, reuse, recycle'  as pointed out by "pophnei."

One of the ways to do this is through education. Children need to learn the importance of recycling, not just from their parents, but in their school environment. Learning by example is also paramount. Schools (and I know some do) and community organizations should have comprehensive programs in place to encourage and support waste management. How simple is it to rinse bottles and tins, squash them and recycle them along with newspaper and paper - especially considering the volumes of these items in schools. I know plastic is more challenging but we're overcoming that problem too - through education.

Also print less from the computer, save your e-statements to a 'stick' instead of copying them, dry your clothes naturally whenever possible ( a reliance on technology can make us lazy!!). What about turning off the TV and engaging in some good, old-fashioned conversation?? 

Some schools hear the mention of the words 'support programs' when it comes to getting involved and envisage enormous set-up costs. However, it is very inexpensive to set up programs for recycling and space is a bigger issue as waste needs to be separated. To the many schools that do already do this, that's great and it is up to parents to then ensure that the environment at home is conducive to continuing the recycling process. Again, a cheap but life-changing process!   

Repurposing is a new catch - word and can be added to the 'reduce, reuse, recycle' mantra. It's exciting to see old, seemingly useless objects turned into new furniture and so on with minimal effort, a little bit of vision and without any harmful effects on the environment.

And let's not forget all the natural resources out there. It's time for

the arrogance of humanity

to have a reality check and for us all to do our own little bit.

So let's educate and innovate - even on a small scale - and make our contribution.   

My role in protecting the environment

We live in a world where people no longer care about their surroundings, yet we need a healthy environment to survive. We need to protect the environment to prevent several illnesses and preserve the ecosystem for our future generation. We all have a role to play to protect the environment. As a young person, I feel it is my duty to make better decisions to protect the environment by taking practical actions.  I believe that young people are the backbone of the nation; therefore, we have the power to change the future of our society.  Spending time on activities that do not add value to our future like taking drugs, playing video games or partying the whole day will not help me in future. That is why I prefer spending my time creating awareness in the community about planting trees and saving our water catchment areas.

Protecting the environment starts with everyone. We need to control pollution by paying attention to minor detail in our lives; these include using what we need, these include closing the running tap of water when brushing our teeth. As part of my duty to protect the environment, I will be cautious in using water this means by using water efficiently I can save more than a gallon of water daily. I will also use energy effectively by turning off lights to save electricity or using alternative energy sources from available resources like the sun. During the day, I will open windows to use sunlight instead of turning on the lights.

Many people are aware of the importance of protecting the environment, but not everyone is willing to take any steps towards reducing air or water pollution caused by human activities.  Saving the environment does not require a lot of effort, we can engage in simple activities as if planting trees in our backyard .Trees plays a critical role in cleaning the air.  Trees release oxygen into the air by absorbing carbon. The fore the more trees we plant, the better our air will be. That why I have made it a habit of planting trees every two months to save the environment.

If we fail to protect our environment, the weather condition will get worse, and we will be destroying our future existence.  All the natural resources we rely on for water, air, and trees will be depleted making them scarce. Our children will not have the opportunity to admire the natural beauty of the earth. Imagine living in a place without clean air to breathe life will be unbearable, a healthy ecosystem is important not only for us, but also for our future generation and the entire human race to exist in future. That is why it is my duty to protect the environment by taking simple steps at individual levels rather than wait for the government to intervene.

Currently, I am a member of the forest club in my community, because I want to create awareness of the importance of trees because we are losing a million trees that can help clean the air. Part of my advocacy campaign is to encourage people to avoid buying products from companies that fail to comply with the required environmental standards. Most pollution comes from industries causing negative effects to humans.  It has always been my dream make the world a better place, which I can achieve by doing simple things like planting more trees and conserving water, so far I am proud of what I have been able to accomplish so far.

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