This I Believe

sima - corona, California
Entered on October 24, 2007
Age Group: Under 18
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This I believe

I believe in saving our planet. The Earth, what is it? A vast amount of space that we live on? I believe the Earth is much more than that; it’s our home more than anything.

The Earth used to be our safe haven, a place of sanctuary, however in this day and age times are changing, environments are changing and people are changing.

Natural disasters occur, war, hatred and suffering. This is not somewhere I can picture my future if things like this are happening. Yes, times are hard, but it wouldn’t be life if it was not, however people of today’s society, our human race are killing the Earth slowly but effectively. I now that some things are beyond our control but the tings we can do we are not, and this in the long run will make living harder for the generations to follow.

The Earth has given us all it can so why do we not give a little back? Does it really take that much effort to help others out? We are already half way there, with recycling, substituting non-renewable for renewable sources and using fewer cars, though we still have a long way to go and the last hurdle is always the hardest.

Pollution is a big part of the world and is a major issue we need to tackle if we want to save the Earth. There are many ways to overcome this, by using less fossil fuels, like coal, oil and gas and substituting this by using eco friendly resources like wind farms and solar power. We would also benefit by using less cars and maybe walking or using public transport. Back at home, in London, young adults, teenagers buy cars and ‘pimp’ them up, which includes adding an oversized motor which emits a lot of carbon monoxide into the air and in turn causes pollution.

I’m sure if we all pull together, using every last piece of energy, we will triumph, live happily again, but most importantly regain the title of the Earth being our home and not just the place where we live.