We take so much from the world, every day. The plants, the animals, the air we breathe are all crucial to our everyday lives. So, why don’t we take better care of the place where we live? If you think about it, the earth is just one big home. You wouldn’t leave garbage all over your house or destroy part of it without planning to rebuild it. So, why should people treat the earth that way, especially when other animals and plants live on it, too?
Most people take nature for granted, and they don’t care about what they throw onto the ground, because they don’t think that it will affect them. They think that they can’t change anything and that even if they try to help the environment, other people are just going to pollute it and destroy it again. However, not doing anything at all is just as bad as being the one who causes the pollution in the first place, because it shows others that you know hurting the environment is bad, but you are too lazy to do anything about it. Even if it doesn’t seem to make a difference, doing little things, such as recycling, can add up. Also, walking a few more steps to throw garbage in a trash can instead of on the ground, could help an animal keep a clean home. When other people see trash on the ground, they tend to think they can litter too, because someone else did it before. In addition, saving energy helps the environment because fossil fuels pollute the air. If you are done watching the television, turn it off. If you finished charging a battery, unplug the adapter.
The little things that people could take the time to do seem useless, but they do add up. The environment is a very precious part of our lives. If we ruin it, it’s not going to magically become better again. It’s up to us to fix the damage we’ve done and people need to start doing something, now!
Caring About Our Environment Essay
Caring About Our Environment
Improving and maintaining the earth’s environment is becoming a more important task every day of our lives. Due to ignorance and frequent carelessness, this important task is quickly becoming a critical one. For this reason, I took it upon myself to construct a strategic plan to enlighten my peers to the problems of our environment. I did this in hopes that it would encourage everyone to act responsibly towards improving and maintaining the environment. With ongoing threats to the earth’s water supply, atmosphere, and surface, I found it necessary to devise a method of environmental enlightenment. I plan to apply this method at my place of academic study, The University. If supported by the faculty and staff and approached with confidence and determination by the student body, I am convinced that our environment on campus would undergo a drastic improvement.
As a nation, we are facing many different problems with our environment. Two of the most important focuses are conserving our water supply and protecting the ozone layer. These two conditions are statistically the most threatening. Water, one of the necessary components for life on Earth, is being consumed at an extreme rate. I recently discovered that one cheeseburger takes more than 700 gallons of water to produce (includes water consumed by cows, water used to irrigate the cornfields that feed the cows, and the water used to produce the beef and cheese). When considering the millions of cheeseburgers that are consumed worldwide everyday, it is evident that the earth’s water supply is declining rapidly. Due to air pollution, the ozone layer is also being consumed at an extreme rate. Its arch nemesis is the various fumes from cars and factories. Scientists estimate that each 1% drop in ozone levels causes a 3 to 6% rise in skin cancer cases. Since the ozone layer prevents most ultraviolet and other high-energy radiation from penetrating to the earth’s surface, this is a crisis that has to be rectified. The ozone’s depletion has dropped to a level so thin that if we brought it down to Earth, it...
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