Our planet is in trouble! Almost every day we seem to hear of yet another problem affecting the environment - and what a list of problems! - pollution, acid rain, extreme weather conditions and natural disasters, global warming, the destruction of rainforests and other wild habitats, the decline and extinction of thousands of species of animals and plants....and so on.
Nowadays, most of us know that these threats exist and that humans have caused them. Many of us are very worried about the future of our planet and unless we can find a way of solving the problems we have made, then the environment will suffer even more than it already has.
Every one of us, whatever age we are, CAN do something to help slow down and reverse some of the damage. We cannot leave the problem-solving entirely to the experts - we ALL have a responsibility for our environment.
We must learn to live in a sustainable way i.e. learn to use our natural resources which include air, freshwater, forests, wildlife, farmland and ocean without damaging them. As populations expand and lifestyles change, we must keep the world in good condition so that future generations will have the same natural resources that we have.