Sustaining Soil Resources

By Gideon Beck

The Soil Protection Program

The Soil Protection Program is an organization who help protect our Earth's rich soils. It was founded by Gideon A. Beck in 2013. The main office is in Toronto, Ontario. This workers of this organization have devoted their lives to help protect one of the most essential ingredients to life... SOIL!

Why Should You Care?

Soil is always present when a plant is born. Trees are the main reason we breathe since they take away CO2 and give us oxygen. So basically if there wasn't soil, none of us would even be alive. One reason that mekes soil so very precious and important is that nothing on planet Earth can replace it. Humans use soil as a holding facility for solid waste. Also as a filter for wastewater, and foundation for our cities and towns. Soil is the basis of Canada's agroecosystems which provides us with food. The problem we are facing today is that since we are constantly building over land, it is covering up our soil. It is killing many different organisms. One tablespoon of soil contains more organisms than humans on earth. Soil filters our water and also regulates the Earth's temperature. We are destroying lands enriched with healthy soil at a rapid rate. Scientists say by that in 50 years time, we will have a real soil crisis on our hands.

What They Do To Help

The Soil Protection Program helps to protect the soil by having designated places for them to 'nurture' soil and do research on it. They put in thousands of dollars for their soil research and are always finding out new things to help. One event that they host is an annual soil appreciation day to raise money for research where the people participate in planting trees and learn more about the beauty of soil.

How you can help!

As you can see, you use soil everyday of your life while not even knowing it. Soil helps you, why not help soil? It won't help if a few people do a few things. If we all work together, we can be the change we want to see. Stand up to companies who think it's okay to take away forestry and ruin our valuable resources. All natural resources are extremely important because without the...well... you'd be dead. We have to do something about it before it's too late. All natural resources are extremely important because without the...well... you'd be dead. Our society has developed into a place where people have forgotten the importance of our planet. Communities need to understand the meaning of 'the environment'. Make a change! As Gandhi said: 'To forget how to dig the Earth and tend the soils is to forget ourselves'. Remeber that it is not too late to make a change. We need the soil and the soil needs us.

Become Involved With Soil Protection Program

Upcoming event: June 30, tree planting

Bibliography (MLA)

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