People who have money usually like to spend it on
things that are cheap to their wallets, and sometimes think that the amount
they currently have is not enough, if they can have more from that. We don’t
even notice it, but we are wasting in every moment of our life, mostly energy,
water and of course with that, money. Just for an example of waste: an average
person throws out the amount of food as their body weight multiplied by 500,
during their lifetime.
people stated to be aware of the waste and its harmful effects on nature, and
now a lot of us is trying to help the environment and save the Earth, before
it’s too late. In my opinion, the appropriate education plays a very important
role in protecting our planet. When I will be a mother, I would definitely
teach my children to the green lifestyle. What does the 3Rs mean: reduce,
reuse, and recycle. In order to keep water and air clean, we should use less
dishwasher, aerosol sprays, cars and so on. Even reducing the number of the
smokers would help, as the more people who give up this harmful habit, the less
dangerous smoke flies up in the air to poison us, and to help destroying the
ozone layer. This layer basically is made of ozone, and protects us from the
harmful ultra violet rays, but keeps all the carbon dioxide inside of it, which
causes the global warming, by not letting the air cool down.
recycling, more and more recycling bins are put out on the streets, helping to
collect garbage separately: paper, plastic, glass and metal. It makes a lot
easier to reuse things, like bottles, which are going into the factories separately
and people don’t have to spend time on picking out the different ones,
everything can go in the melting tube, to be born again, maybe in an other
form. This is how we can make toys for children from nylon bags.
protection is a practice of protecting the environment and can be done on three
different levels: individual, organizational or governmental, and all these are
for the benefit of the natural environment, and/or the humans.
Enormous factories, like leather factories use a lot
of water, and they can’t store or reuse it, so they have to give it back to
nature, which in this dirty status is very dangerous for any living being. So
people started to invent things that would help them cleaning water, using
different filters, like sand chambers and chemicals, like germicides,
disinfectants and so on with also dangerous and harmful things.
We are using
cars and motorcycles more than public transportation, and this is a great
hazard to us. We pollute the air and also cause noise pollution. At least, we
should try the car-pool thing which means when more people want to go
somewhere, they don’t go all alone, but use as less cars as they can, by
fitting more people in one machine, taking into consideration the allowed
amount of people sitting in the same car at a time.
public transport may not be the same comfortable, but it is cheaper and means
significantly less damage to the environment.
And because we
don’t pay enough attention to nature, it keeps warming us, that it won’t last
until the end of humanity, by sending us natural disasters, as signs. Last year
was very rich in natural disasters, such as the tsunami in Japan, and the
hurricane in America. According to experts, natural disasters across the globe have
made 2011 the costliest year on record in terms of property damage, and that's
just six months in.
Just in the
first two months of the year thee were several reports about billions of fish
and birds found dead everywhere, and animals are not everything. There also
were a lot of strong earthquakes with more than 5.0 magnitude.
environmental catastrophes which are caused by humans, like oil spills on the
ocean, when a ship capsizes, like the Costa Concordia did in January, or like
forest fires caused by arson. These things leave a lot of damage behind them,
like homeless and hurt people, destroyed forests, fields and plantations,
starvation and death both for humans and animals. I think the time has come to
face with our faults and their consequences, and try to protect what’s left, or
we can lose it in a glance.