There’s something about the environment and the outdoors that makes everything seem so peaceful and calm. In my mind, the greatest things to do are walking through a park or doing exercise outdoors and feeling the wind on your face.
Trees and nature are so beautiful it makes me sad to think that others don’t appreciate it the same way that I do. I feel as if society has lost touch with the environment and now takes it for granted. Everybody is just so busy with their own daily activities to realise the importance of our eco system and how taking care of it is essential. At the World Economic Forum Sir David Attenborough stressed the importance of our society recognising the impact that we have on the ecosystem and how it contributes to the health of our environment. His words sung deep to me because it is something that I have been worrying about constantly this past summer. On the hot days it makes me scared for the future and I get sad when I think about how others aren’t aware (or on the other hand choosing to ignore) the environmental issues that are occurring.
There are so many issues that are going on around us such as the glaciers melting, increased natural disasters, freak weather events, the rise in sea levels, increased environmental displacements and the mass extinction of species that isn’t being spoken about. All of it is just getting worse and I just wish that the government and people in power would start taking action.
I’m trying desperately to improve my own habits so that my actions aren’t hurting the environment. I try to reduce my waste wherever I can, I try to reduce my use of petrol by thinking wisely when I swap driving for public transport, I don’t eat any animal products because agriculture contributes to 25% of co2 emissions and I try to save my use of power as well as reduce my water intake when showering or washing dishes.
The sad part is that even if I do all of these actions it is only tiny in the scheme of things. There are still large business’ using coal for power and masses of waste polluting the ocean. My dream is for everything to be clean and there to be a bright future, so I don’t have to worry or be scared about the years before my death and the lives of future generations.