What We Should Be Doing to Save Our Planet

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Our environment, how can you and I save it? Our planet is in trouble! Pretty much everywhere you look you will see or hear something reminding you that our planet is being destroyed. Just a brief list of things that are destroying the planet is pollution, acid rain, climate change, the destruction of rainforests and other wild habitats, the extinction of thousands of species of animals and plants and so on. I believe that everyone can agree that all of these issues exist and that we humans have caused them. Fortunately many of us are concerned about the future of our planet and unless we can find a way of solving the problems the environment will suffer.

I know this all sounds so impossible but we can’t get overwhelmed. Every one of us can do something to help slow down and reverse some of the damage we have all caused. We can’t leave the responsibility of saving our planet entirely to the experts; we all have a responsibility to our environment. As populations expand and lifestyles change we have to keep the world in a condition so that future generations will have the same natural resources that we have today.

Here I am going to list just a few examples of the threats to our environment as well as some ideas to help you do something about them.

Waste:
We all know about pollution. How it's bad and we need to do something about it. Let me ask you something. Do we really know about pollution? How it affects the ecosystem? Think about this. If you dropped a piece of rubbish on the ground because there wasn't a nearby rubbish bin, it wouldn't be that bad. But if every person in New Zealand did that, trash would be everywhere! What about everyone in America, or in the world? That material goes to landfills or could end up in the ocean. It pollutes the oceans while killing sea life. If an aquatic animal or fish swallowed plastic it would kill or majorly harm them. Not only that, but when plastic stays in the water, it breaks down into microscopic pieces and...
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