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Are you aware of the impact that you have on the environment?

If you aren’t, continue


reading. If you are, and you know your impacts are negative, but you don’t care enough to
do something about it, continue reading. If you are, and you live eco-consciously and
admire, protect, and preserve our environment, you’re amazing!… and you can continue
reading too.

For those that don’t know, caring for the environment doesn’t require you to become an
environmental activist; – just care for the environment and make eco-conscious
decisions. As someone who cares, is aware, and is concerned, I’d like to help you
understand why you should care about our environment.

Here are 6 reasons why I believe you should care:

1) A clean environment is essential for healthy living

The more you don’t care about our environment, the more it will become polluted with
contaminants and toxins that have a harmful impact on our health. Air pollution can cause
respiratory diseases and cancer, among other problems and diseases. Water pollution can
lead to typhoid, diarrheal diseases, and other waterborne or water-related diseases.

Although we have treatment systems and other mechanisms to take care of some of these
issues, you never know what faults may occur. Air sustains us and water is a basic
necessity, so we should just do what we can to prevent pollution.

2) The overall temperature of Earth’s atmosphere is increasing

Global warming is causing climate patterns to change. Yes, climate change is real and we
are largely responsible because our activities have released large amounts of carbon
dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Yes, small changes in the average
temperature can lead to frequent occurrences of dangerous weather patterns and
devastating storms

3) Your great-great & great-great-great grandchildren will appreciate it

Unless you have some superpower that I am unaware of, you are not going to live forever.
So, what type of world do you want to leave for your future family? If you know the dangers
that future generations will face due to the problems we have now, why wouldn’t you make
sacrifices and do something to prevent them from happening?

4) Biodiversity is important

Biodiversity refers to the variety of plants, animals, and other living things in our world. It
can be negatively influenced by habitat loss and degradation due to human activity, climate
change, and pollution, among other things.
We have many of the basic necessities that we need to survive because of biodiversity. We
need food that various species provide to eat, water to drink, air to breathe, and materials
to provide shelter and other necessities. There are many natural processes that have been
formed by various species to provide these necessities. If something happens to a certain
organism, an unwanted chain reaction may occur and that may negatively affect us. Loss of
biodiversity could also cause other problems.

The greater the diversity of life, the greater the opportunity for various discoveries that
could make our world a much better place, so let’s do what we can to prevent the loss of
biodiversity.

5) It’s a reflection of your character

One of my life mottos is, “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Nature
gives us so many things for free – clean air, clean water, beautiful landscapes, breathtaking
views, and the list goes on… We take so much from nature, but what do we give in return?
Pollution?

The least we can do is show our appreciation by protecting and preserving our
environment.

6) Earth is our home

It’s where we live, so we better take care of it! Would you rather live in a polluted dump?

As an individual, there are many ways to show that you care about our environment. Some
of the most common ways are the 3 Rs:

Reduce

Reuse

Recycle

No matter how small or insignificant your actions may seem, they matter. It only takes 1
person to start a movement that could possibly lead to a major environmental
breakthrough.

Are you going to be that person?