a Clean Environment Essay

530 WordsMar 31, 20123 Pages
A clean environment: I can help? Some futurists say we are entering the "environmental century," and this will probably turn out to be right for a lot of reasons -- some good and some bad. The good news is, more and more people begin to understand that a healthy environment is essential for everything we do. The bad news is that we have more garbage every year and that the earth begins to protest. How long can it stand our pollution and exploitation? This doesn't mean the future is going to be terrible -- far from it. It only means that it’s high time to change some habits. First of all, start with yourself: reduce the quantity of garbage by recycling and re-using things. When we reduce the amount of energy we consume in our homes by switching off electrical appliances we aren't using (lights, TV, radio, computer…) or when we walk or cycle instead of taking the car, we use less fossil fuels, that damage the forests through acid rain. Nowadays, we use a lot of throw-away stuff: it’ s very easy and clean but in the meanwhile we forget that we are producing an enormous quantity of garbage. Why is it so difficult for pupils to use refillable lunch containers or cloth napkins? When we recycle products like paper, we prevent new trees from being cut down. By recycling and supporting companies that produce products with recycled material, we're saving trees. Every ton of recycled paper saves approximately 17 trees and saves 4,100 kilowatt hours of electricity - enough energy to heat the average home for six months! But the earth will need bigger changes to survive: new and efficient arrangements! The deforestation is one of the biggest problems in the whole world. Trees are historical symbols with great ecological and economic significance. They are an incredibly important natural resource, that must never be taken for granted. It has taken centuries to produce
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