The Environment And You
- February 8, 2019
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Young Writers
Written By: Nola Metseagharun
We are gifted with a beautiful environment with birds chirping, the sun rising and falling and the clouds to admire. It is important to take care of the environment. An environment is the natural world that surrounds us. It is the surrounding or condition in which a person, animal or plant lives or operates.
Why it is important to care for our environment:
The environment is an important part of our lives as plants and animals are directly affected by it. We breathe in oxygen from the atmosphere in the environment and we also get our food from animals and plants in the environment. Therefore, it is very important to keep it clean in order to live a healthy life.
There are several number of ways through which our environment can be destroyed. One of them is called pollution. Pollution is when the air is filled with too many gases that are harmful to us like carbon dioxide and methane. Every day, people and animals produce waste on the earth and this affects our environment. Chemical reactions are also constantly happening everywhere. We have to do our part by taking care of the environment.
How to care for the environment:
A clean environment is necessary for healthy living. When the earth is sick and polluted, humans get sick. To prevent sickness we must keep our planet clean.
There are different ways we can care for the environment. Some of them are:
Dispose our refuse properly:Our waste must be thrown away properly. Waste bins and trash bags can be used. We must stop dumping them on the road side if we want a better and healthy environment. When you eat snacks on the road, do not throw the wrap on the road. Look for a waste bin to put it.
Clear blocked drainage:A drainage that is blocked with waste and not flowing can cause sicknesses and other diseases as some animals like mosquitos can live there. We need to clean our gutters regularly and also we should not throw dirt into the gutter
Recycle:Every day we gather waste from the things we do. When we take our snacks, we throw away the wrap and the nylons can destroy the environment. We can gather these waste and they can be reused to make other things.
Plant trees:Planting of trees can help prevent erosion. It can also provide food, shade and add beauty to the environment.
Stop bush burning: When we burn bushes and other materials we produce bad gases that can destroy the environment.
Earth is our home. We live in this earth. With a dirty environment our planet will be destroyed. Everyone has a role to ensure the environment is safe and clean. Let’s keep it safe.
Nola Metsegharun is a 10-year-old pupil of Corona School Lekki. This piece is her submission for the Jordan Hill January Writing Challenge.