Protecting the Environment
Every company should invest in our environment. 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, so we must protect it. We need to protect the environment now to help prevent health problems, to maintain the ecosystem, and to preserve the Earth for our children.
Pollution from factories and cars can cause damage to the environment. It makes the air dirty. Breathing this dirty air causes health problems, particularly for children and the elderly. Pollution not only increases spending on health care, but also decreases working ability. We need to control the amounts of pollution we produce in order to prevent health problems.
We also need to pay attention to the ecosystem. Plant life, animal life, and people all depend on each other. An unhealthy environment disturbs this ecosystem. For example, changes in the environments might cause a certain kind of plant to die. If that plant is food for a certain kind of animal, the animal will die too. If people use that animal as food source, there could be big problem. To avoid the big problems, factories should pollute as little as possible and use natural resources rationally.
If we do not protect our environment it will continue to get worse and our children will suffer the consequences. The air and water will be dirtier, natural resources will become scarcer, and more plants and animals will die. Our children won’t have as much natural beauty to admire. Even worse, their well-being will be threatened.
Without clean air to breathe, a healthy ecosystem, and a future for our children, the human race will not survive. That is why protecting our environment is important. If we have a healthy environment not only the company is going to make a profit but also workers, customers and community.
—originally published in March, 2007; updated February, 2016More Student Writing
We take so much from the world, every day. The plants, the animals, the air we breathe are all crucial to our everyday lives. So, why don’t we take better care of the place where we live? If you think about it, the earth is just one big home. You wouldn’t leave garbage all over your house or destroy part of it without planning to rebuild it. So, why should people treat the earth that way, especially when other animals and plants live on it, too?
Most people take nature for granted, and they don’t care about what they throw onto the ground, because they don’t think that it will affect them. They think that they can’t change anything and that even if they try to help the environment, other people are just going to pollute it and destroy it again. However, not doing anything at all is just as bad as being the one who causes the pollution in the first place, because it shows others that you know hurting the environment is bad, but you are too lazy to do anything about it. Even if it doesn’t seem to make a difference, doing little things, such as recycling, can add up. Also, walking a few more steps to throw garbage in a trash can instead of on the ground, could help an animal keep a clean home. When other people see trash on the ground, they tend to think they can litter too, because someone else did it before. In addition, saving energy helps the environment because fossil fuels pollute the air. If you are done watching the television, turn it off. If you finished charging a battery, unplug the adapter.
The little things that people could take the time to do seem useless, but they do add up. The environment is a very precious part of our lives. If we ruin it, it’s not going to magically become better again. It’s up to us to fix the damage we’ve done and people need to start doing something, now!