Sustainability; it is a simple and everyday word, but in terms of our planet it can mean more than you think. To me, sustainability is very important to the survival and continuation of life as we know it. It is also important that we maintain our beautiful planet for all future generations. We have inherited the earth and we shouldn’t pass it on in a worse state, we should do our best to make improvements and try and repair the damage of so many generations. With help from the current global community we can hope for a better tomorrow for those that will come later.
I believe that I should do my best to “pay it forward” to the Earth, it has been a comfortable home for me and my ancestors and it deserves to be taken care of. In my own community I try my best to do “green things” like recycle anything possible and purchase second-hand goods when I can. Instead of throwing something away and buying new, I fix it when I can. Also, I do my best to encourage all those around me that going green is the way to go in order to keep our planet healthy. In January, I will be introducing and working on a recycling project at my high school. My goal is to educate my generation on the power of recycling. So, I encourage all people to reuse, reduce, and recycle as well as conserve energy and find more environmentally safe ways to operate everyday things. Oftentimes these green ways are more affordable and they are better for the environment. Every little bit counts, and it is important that all of us do our part, as small as that may be it adds up to something very big.
The Earth is a gift and you take care of your gifts to make them last. The same theory applies to the Earth; take care of it so that way it lasts. When every person contributes a small amount, then large changes can be made that will hugely affect the health and future of our planet.