We Are Our Environment’s Keepers
God made everything in this world very good as reflected in the book of Genesis 1:31. Beautiful trees, colorful birds, fragrant flowers, sparkling springs, and clear blue skies. We live on such a wonderful place that offers beauty, pleasure and abundance. The earth deserves to be treated with the highest of respects. Sadly, we have a problem of destroying the environment by polluting and depleting our natural resources.
Nowadays, as much as our environment is concerned, much efforts were already made to de-escalate its destruction. Good in the news update that the ozone layer is now thickening and has stopped from further depletion with respect to the endeavours and cooperation to the multinational agreement Venna Convention on the Protection of the Ozone Layer. What’s ironic is that while efforts to protect the environment are raised to the international level, personal level environmental values and behaviors remain discreet. Nevertheless, government’s commitment to provide their men with a conducive environment to inhabit keeps us aware that we also are engaged with the same commitment not because we are dictated to be so, but because we are part of an ecosystem in which environment functions as an ecological unit.
As young as I am, becoming part of the mission to protect our environment is a privilege while it goes hand in hand with responsibility. I must say conservation is the key. Webster defines conservation as the philosophy and policy of managing the environment to assure adequate supplies of natural resources for future as well as present generations. This is essential to environmental protection and the beginning step of saving our planet earth. It would be a tremendous advantage for the salvation of the ecosystem if we begin environmental initiatives at home. And these can be manifested in our daily routines. By turning the water off while brushing teeth, washing hair and by flushing the toilet less, we are...
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