The natural resources that are being enjoyed by human beings and animals alike are God’s gift. Being a rational inhabitant of this planet, it is man’s duty to take care and preserve these natural resources for the benefit of the younger generation. However, because of the high rate of urbanization and man’s recklessness, the pristine nature is now threatened. Tons of wastes, pollution and abuse in the use of natural resources all result to damaged ecosystems.
The irresponsible acts of mankind towards nature made him suffer more. As Isaac Newton’s law states that for every action there is an equivalent reaction; nature can be harsh when you enrage it. The increased heat that could be felt especially in regions near the Earth’s equator is one of the effects of man’s carelessness. The ozone layer is thinning and could not anymore regulate the amount of heat. Stronger typhoon rains and winds are also felt. This change in climate can be attributed to pollution and rampant cutting of trees.
It is not yet too late to help and preserve Mother Earth. There are environmental groups that have advocated for nature’s preservation. You can join these groups and help Mother Earth heal or start in your own little way.
Helping the environment
You can help by buying recycled materials. If you can reuse an item, then take advantage of using it again. It is said that a ton of recycled papers saves at least 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water and 4,000 kw-H of energy.
Only use what is necessary. Conserve energy and water. Turn off the lights, appliances and faucets if you are not using these. Think of alternative ways to conserve energy. Instead of turning on the air condition, you can open your windows and breathe in fresh air. Store rainwater in barrels and use these during dry season.
By learning and growing in knowledge about the environment, you have a better grasp of the environment’s condition and can find better ways to help save it. Educate yourself all the time. Read articles in magazines, newspapers or on the internet regarding protecting and preserving nature. Importantly, learn to appreciate the beauty of nature. Occasionally spend time visiting national parks, sanctuaries, zoo or gardens. This way, you will realize how precious the gift of nature is.