People say that little eco-friendly acts, such as picking up litter and recycling, can make a difference. Though this may be true, it is not enough. [p] We all have to do our parts to preserve the environment and put an end to the pollution, or at least to control it and keep it to a minimum. Try to get involved in activities that will make leaps and bounds, not steps, of progress towards ending pollution and preserving nature. [p] That’s much more productive than throwing a bottle into a recycling bin. If you want to take it a step further, donate to a group dedicated to saving the environment. You can support them in the goals that you share with them.
There is also another type of pollution in UB. It is light pollution. At night, the stars cannot be seen from the city. I remember when I saw the stars clearly from the countryside, little dots of light in the dark night sky. I was disappointed that this view could not be seen from my home back in the city. Just by turning off excess lights, we can all appreciate the night sky once more. Industrial plants that power the city are the main sources of pollution in UB. They were built during the period of time when Mongolia was under soviet law, and the designs make it look like they wanted the city to be full of smoke during the winter. Using alternate sources of energy can help fight against this form of pollution. A large source of pollution in UB is the fumes from cars. There are traffic jams in UB all the time. Initiating a plan to build metro stations or more roads in UB could decrease the amount of cars used, which will decrease the pollution.
Pollution is a problem in UB, and it’s getting worse. A year ago, Zaisan was full of fresh air. In a year’s time, it has become polluted like the rest of UB. There’s no strict law against littering, so people just throw garbage anywhere they want whenever they please. When adults do this, children will do accordingly. We have to set an example for children and put garbage where it belongs, and keep the pollution in UB between a minimum to none. Supporting organizations dedicated to saving the environment, promoting alternate eco-friendly sources of energy, and working with the government to decrease pollution can help preserve the environment. Doing this can set the foundations for an environmentally prosperous future. Not just in UB, but in the world.