This World Environment Day, we're encouraging everybody to do their bit to save the planet.
World Environment Day is coming up on June 5th. Its aims are to raise awareness about the environment and inspire people to act against climate change. If you’re still in need of inspiration, here are five reasons to care about the planet:
1. Earth is our home
This planet is the hub of our very existence. As such, it should be protected by us and treated with care. It is where we spend the entirety of our lives, and the great provider of air, food, and shelter. If we ruin it, we will have nowhere else to call home. That in itself should be enough of a wake-up call to look after it.
2. A healthy planet means a healthy population
The Earth is our home and should be treated as such. The better we maintain it, the healthier the population will be. A clean environment aids a healthy lifestyle, and clean air has a positive effect on the human body and mind. This in turn means a happier population.
3. Our environment is irreplaceable
Our natural environment is beautiful and unique. There are so many mind-blowing beauty spots that are currently at risk. The Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest and most beautiful reef system is in danger of dying out, while unsustainable practices are ravaging the Amazon rainforest, and rising temperatures are burning land in Australia and the USA. We must fight back against the dangerous practices fuelling these changes, before it’s too late to save these natural wonders.
4. Biodiversity makes the world go round
As well as being our haven, the planet is also home to millions of wonderful species of plants and animals. Biodiversity is at the core of all functioning ecosystems, and a massive part of what makes this planet beautiful. Climate change puts many of these plant and animal species at risk of extinction, which in turn fuels the breakdown of ecosystems. People need to act now to prevent the next mass extinction from settling us back millennia.
5. Our future’s in our hands
The earth will always be our home. We have a responsibility to keep it that way for future generations. By leading by example and teaching the youth how important sustainability is, we can still achieve a positive outcome. It’s time to start thinking about the long term and working out what we can give back to the Earth. Take action to save the planet today, and encourage others to do so too. There’s still time to turn things around!
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