By: Jason Donner
It's important as a community to keep our environment clean and clear. our environment has always been an important part in our community. It now has the threat of being polluted by the amount of people flooding into avon. Plus all of the people that currently take advantage of our environment only add to the problem.
Everybody loves clear skies. But with the amount of factories being built this is at stake. pretty soon we won't be able to look up at the sky at night to see the stars.
Littering in our community only adds to the damage to our environment. A lot of the things thrown out into the forests are things like cups and Styrofoam containers that don't decay for up to 300 years! This poses an obvious threat to our beautiful environment we currently have.
The sight of nature can help people get away from our industrialized society. It gives us a chance to relax and get away from the real world for a little bit. Just this time can make a difference in our lives. Every body has problems they would like to get away from every now and then. Having a clean environment can help this.
Public space for activities is very important. Especially for people that don't have access to these spaces at their houses. I know for people that live in apartments, having a public park or nice forest to go and play and hang out is great. It takes away from the experience when the place we visit is an eyesore full of trash and litter.
Having beautiful shrubbery and trees/ forests in or by a housing community makes these places feel very homely and welcoming. For some people having these spaces is essential. I also know it raises the property value if the community is located near a park or has a park located somewhere nearby.
These forested areas provide places for animals and wildlife. Taking these places away or having them polluted hurts these animals and other wildlife. It isn't fair that these places provide the only homes for the wildlife and we can ruin it by simply littering.
Environment has the ability to help the value of houses and public places. Having a few trees and shrubs actually raises the amount of money those places are worth. Nature has the ability to shape things in our life in more ways than just emotionally. It can effect people in more ways than people think of on the surface.
Keeping the environment clean actually provides jobs. People that keep the environment clean can get paid to do this. But even with these people it doesn't mean that the average person doesn't have any sort of responsibilities to keep the environment clean.
In the end, people should have more of a responsibility to keep our environment. Nature plays more of a role in our lives than we think. It would be a shame if we can't keep it clean. Nobody likes to see litter and trash in the environment, but we most of the time say that someone else will pick it up. But in reality that won't happen for a long time, if it even does.