By Destroying the Environment, We Destroy Ourselves

by Nick

Clean-up in progress

Clean-up in progress

Our environment is a precious and delicate thing that we must protect and do our best to keep clean and healthy. It is in our own best interests to ensure that the air is clean, the land and water free of contaminates and toxins and that we strive to maintain environmental conditions that are as close to natural as possible.

It only makes sense to adopt an attitude such as this one because a polluted and dirty environment can be deadly to humans and present dangers to civilization. For these two reasons alone, the people of the world should unite for a cleaner and healthier planet Earth. After all, by destroying the environment, we destroy ourselves

Even if you are someone that does not care that our carelessness and industrialization is destroying habitats, killing animal, insect and plant life and driving species into extinction because of our pollution and chemicals being dumped in once pristine areas. Even if you do not care at all about life other than human life, you should still demand that companies implement green technology and individuals practice a policy of protectionism.

We should be protecting our planet from harm, not harming it by poisoning it with chemicals, toxins and other industrial pollutants. We only have one home, so why should we be so careless with it? What about our children and what about their children? What will their environment look and smell like?

What really angers me is that this is all possible. We can, and to some extent we have, leave the planet cleaner today than it was yesterday. Through government initiatives and mandates, through environmentally-friendly business practices and through public and individual activism in favor of a cleaner planet, progress has been made, but there is still so much more work to do.

Everyone needs to get involved and join together to convey a clear and passionate message. I really cannot stand how people just disrespect the planet by littering or people that put profit over the environment.

I do not have a problem with profit, not at all, as long
as I see a company is making a sincere effort and noticeable progress in minimizing damage to the environment.

I also wish that people would discard the attitude that someone else will solve the problem of pollution or leave the problem for the next generation to solve. There are too many people that think this way.

If more people were willing to stand up, dedicate some of their time and become involved, we would be able to make incredible progress in cleaning up the land, the sky and the ocean before more life is destroyed or negatively impacted. By ignoring the problem or leaving it for others to solve, we are only endangering ourselves because we can get sick and die from a polluted environment just like the animals, insects and plant life.

Not beyond hope

Although there has been damage to the environment that cannot ever be repaired as life has been lost due to pollutions and improper chemical disposal, we can prevent more life from being claimed by a dirty and deadly environment. This is not a problem that lacks a solution.

We have solutions today, and while they are good and promising solutions, we must continue to research new ideas and new perspectives and we must continue to welcome new people into the discussion. We must also do whatever it takes to convince other countries to join with us and commit to a cleaner, healthier and more beautiful tomorrow.

We will only be able to clean up the environments of the world if the nations of the world can agree that this problem is real and needs to be addressed. The message needs to be conveyed to the people, to business and to government and if enough people here and adopt the message, then positive change can emerge and small steps can be taken.

Small steps that will then hopefully lead to larger steps. It can be done. It needs to be done.

Barry's Response - Well put, Nick. Gang, let's get together and clean up this place.

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we can clean it.
by: Jennie

Well,it is true. Environment needs to be taken care of for our own safety. Lets work together and clean up our environment.

Re Roadiepat
by: RobertMontrose

The term, if I recall, is ecocide.

love it
by: kkb

this article really brings out the passion of saving our environment .

realize the future !!
by: brishti0201

your article makes me realize a lot.
u've done a good job !!
i hope other people also realize like me.
there's a lot of people out there destroying the environment.
i wish that other people can reach this site and realize a lot !!!

terrorist act
by: Roadiepat

what's it called when corporations destroy our water, land and sky?

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