Who taught you about recycling? Did you make bird feeders from toilet paper rolls or maybe even art projects from old pop bottles? Did you learn that aluminum cans are one of the most recycled item so on the planet? Whoever taught you, in whatever way, be grateful for those that did. You were able to receive even a sliver of an education about what environmental impacts humans have created, and what we can do to help it.
So, your generation grew up learning to turn off the water when brushing your teeth, pick up the paper you see when you’re taking a walk, and not to take glass on the water. These are all things that once weren’t general knowledge, yet now they come so naturally.
What can we do, though, to protect our environment even further? We educate the next generation. We don’t stop at plastic straws, we venture well into the effects of single use plastics on our waterways and air. We share technology that revolutionizes the way that we deal with waste.
So, remember who taught you what you know. Who encouraged you to protect our environment, and what are you doing to carry on that advice? Don’t let it stop with you. So keep teaching and growing; one day we will reach the goals of environmental safety and soundness.