Environment Conservation and It’s Importance
The environment plays a major role in the existence of all living form of earth. Thus must be protected and conserved at all costs. It is our home and the home of other ecosystems; such as marine and plants. As well as all the ecosystems that depend on each other in one way or another for food, shelter and growth. A destruction to the environment means that there will be a disruption in the manner; in which a certain ecosystem support another. That poses the endangerment of certain species. Which may have been useful to the environment. For instance, plants support us with food, timber etc. while insects help in pollination.
Almost all the resources which are used for the production of goods usually come from the environment. Conserving it is therefore not a question; but an obligation to each and every one of us. However, most of the destruction of the environment are as a result of human use. Man has posed many risks to the environment. This has resulted to the endangerment of many species. Also to mankind as well.
Effects of the Deteriorating Environment
However, I may not be an environmentalist; but I have seen and know how the devastating effects. Which results from destruction of the environment. One of the major causes of environmental pollution today is global warning. Which results from gaseous emissions of harmful gases to the atmosphere. These gases usually heat the atmosphere; causing rise in sea levels. Which not only dangerous to marine life. Although, it can cause devastating catastrophes; such as tsunamis and earthquakes. There are various documentaries relating to the effects of global warming and its effects. With that said, they are worthy viewing.
Nonetheless, I won’t address much about global warming. But I wanted to talk generally at the deterioration of the environment locally. As well as its impact to the community. Foremost, let me say that we live in a beautiful world. Mother Nature is so beautiful and caring, the landscapes, the scenic views of wildlife etc. However, all this has been changing at a very alarming rate. There is need for intervention.
Sometime last year, I was involved in a youth mentor-ship program in my rural area. In the program we held various forums for creating awareness of job opportunities to the youth. Along with on the need to live harmoniously in the community. Part of the harmoniously living touched on the need to care for the environment. While discussing this issue we came to a point where the youths were complaining about how various factories were degrading the environment by poor disposal of waste materials.
Creating Awareness about the Need to Protect Mother Nature
After some investigation, I realized that this was very true. There were some commercial industries which had developed the habit of disposing waste materials in the nearby rivers and thus contaminating the water. This meant that the availability of cleans water was low and also it was a threat to the marine life in large water bodies where the rivers finally ended hence endangering marine life. The health of the community was also at stake given that lack of clean water could eventually have a negative impact on their health.
So what started as a youth mentor-ship program turned to a campaign for better sanitation. The youth felt that they need to recover the lost glory and beauty of their environment by putting to an end the pollution which was occasioned by the various industries in the community.
Furthermore, there was no better way to solve such a situation that to consult with the relevant institutions mandated to ensure a clean and safe environment. We were lucky because the relevant bodies acted swiftly by imposing standards of the disposal of waste products. A lot has changed since and virtually, there are no such disposals.
It is vital for all humans to understand the effects of pollution in the environment. We all need to understand that a beautiful environment must be clean and not polluted and it all starts with each one of us. We need to uphold our values in protecting Mother Nature each day. More importantly we need to acknowledge the fact that a clean environment; which usually attracts investors and tourist alike because such a place means that it has high standards of living. It’s time that we all worked together to restore our glory by reversing all that we have been losing.