Life in plastic, it’s fantastic! What people can do to protect the environment? 11

Life in plastic, it’s fantastic! What people can do to protect the environment?

Nowadays environmental protection is a matter of everybody’s concern. In the 21 century, the Mankind faces different ecological problems. The major ones are pollution, global warming, overpopulation, natural resource depletion, waste disposal, climate change, loss of biodiversity, deforestation, urban sprawl, ozone layer depletion.

But I personally think that the most burning problems are global warming and climate change. Let me explain you why it is so harmful. Gases such as carbon dioxide and methane cover the Earth like a blanket preventing solar energy from escaping into space which make the Earth’s temperature warmer than average. Some scientists believe that warm temperatures are a natural change in the Earth’s climate while the others relate the rising temperatures to air pollution, caused by human activities and leading to the climate change. As a result, recent years have shown extreme weather conditions including hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, shrink ice sheets, warming oceans. Some mammals, fish, reptiles and birds either move to another habitats or die faster than they should. In fact, in 2018, scientists of World Climate Research Programme announced studies which showed that the extreme heat kills more people each year than all other disasters taken together.

From my point of view, it is a high time to take sustainable solutions and take actions for the protection of the environment. There are a lot of things that people can do to protect our planet. For example:

  • It would be a good idea to attract people’s attention to the importance of solving ecological problems. You can use blogs, organize campaigns and projects according to the main ecological problem in the area. It will help people to understand how it is important to be “green”.
  • I recommend you to distribute information leaflets among local people on the benefits of following the rule of 3 Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle).
  • We can use alternative sources of energy and build eco-houses.

The real example of environmentally friendly people is our family. Despite the fact that our family owns a car we use public transport to go to work and school. Moreover, we ride a bicycle when it’s warm. Me and my mum prefer using cloth bags instead of plastic ones when we do the shopping. We also sort out paper, glass and plastic separately at home. Unlike other families we don’t have a microwave oven, a kettle and a dishwasher. It helps to save water and electric energy. In addition, there are only energy efficient light bulbs in our flat.

My family pay special attention to saving water. We prefer taking a shower instead of taking a bath. It saves not only water but our money, too. I also turn off the faucet while I brush my teeth. And we always repair leaks as soon as possible if we have any.

I suppose that these tips were really useful for all people who read this article. Maybe, from this moment you will start a “green” life for the benefit of the better existence of our planet.

In conclusion I’d like to say that “We all are in the same boat”, and I’m sure that nature protection starts at an individual level but only with the joint efforts we can save our home. We all live on this planet and we should do everything possible to keep it safe for ourselves and future generations.

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