SPM EXAMINATION PAPER 2010

Q2 What can we do to save the environment?
By Aina Zulaikha binti Rosli
Tuan Nur Azreen
Aina syakirah

We live in a time when the environment is in danger, so it is important to protect it. We need
a healthy environment in order to survive and live comfortably. We need to protect the
environment now to help prevent health problems, to maintain the ecosystem and to
preserve the Earth for our next generations.
Firstly, water is a very important natural resource and a part of our beautiful
environment. The simplest ways to save water is by turning off the water taps after use. Use
of flushes and showers can lead to wastage of water. Use only as much water as necessary.
Do not dump garbage down a storm drain. Do not pollute rivers by dumping garbage,
sewage or other waste material in them. Water is so precious thus we cannot waste or
pollute it and there are laws prohibiting you from doing this. We need to be down on the
earth so that we can avoid from making the same mistakes.
Secondly, we have all had that teacher that wanted us to have a copy of every single
reading when come to class or that professor who wanted a hard copy of an assignment.
These are fine but it seems as if they do not understand that using so much paper is
detrimental to the environment. We need to ask our teacher to bring a laptop or an e-reader
to class so that you can download the reading onto it and read it from there or we can print
on both sides of the page to reduce the amount of paper used. We need to care about the
environment as well and would be willing to do anything to see the ray of sunlight on the
faces of our next generation.
Furthermore, we can conserve energy by turning off the electrical appliances when it
is not in use. This is because electrical appliances consume a lot of energy and this can
make a pollution such as air pollution. Up to 30% of power used by TV is used while they are
turned off. So, we can buy power strips and just flip the switch on the power strips because
they use for less energy while turned off. So, we have to take part to consume less energy to
save the environment.
Next, we also can leave car at home. Let the car contributes less to the atmosphere
by resting at home whenever possible. Walk to your local stores, take public transport and
cycle to your friend’s home for dinner. Join a carpool and ferry often to work rather than
driving alone. You will make friends and you will share all the cost. We need to make sure
that we are contributing to the world to save environment.
In addition, we also can save the environment by planting the trees which is a
favourite activity when it comes to Earth Day. Trees play a critical function in keeping our air
clean by releasing oxygen into the air and by trapping the carbon dioxide into itself. So, we
can plant a tree in a spot that will give your house shades, as that will help reduce your need
to crank up your air condition.
We can also practice the 3R programme which was launched in 2 December 2000.
We can be creative by reused the waste like old newspaper to make it turn into a basket. We
also can buy or use recycled product to reduce the need for raw materials so that the

Thus. we can reduce the electricity by using it wisely so there’s less air pollution. While for the last R. 670 words . that is reduce. Concisely. Therefore. we need to ensure our generation get a grasp in their surroundings. advancing the effort of the past generation in keeping the environment away from pollution. we can help in saving the environment by practicing the 3R.rainforest can be preserved. in order w to keep our environment clean and save from pollution.