By: Madison Perry
Why save the Earth?
Taking care of the Earth is important to our well-being. The Earth was designed to create and provide all of us with the ability to have balance everyday of our lives.In fact, the colors green and brown that exist throughout the Earth’s surface are grounding colors. These two colors create the feeling of balance, peace, and calmness.
- It’s the only home we have.
- It grounds us.
- It provides us with food and water.
- It gives us a place to live.
- It is a living entity.
Ways to Help Save the Earth:
Conserve water at home.
- Check and fix any water leaks.
- Don't wash dishes with the water running continuously.
- Turn off washing machine's water supply to prevent leaks.
- Wash and dry only full loads of laundry and dishes.
- Don't use too much water to water your lawn.
- Don't leave the faucet running while you brush your teeth.
- Learn about alternatives household cleaning items that do not use hazardous chemicals.
- When no good alternatives to a toxic item exist, determine the least amount required for an effective, sanitary result and use a minimal amount each time you clean.
- Instead of using pesticides and herbicides, find natural ways to get rid of weeds and pests.
- Join a local environmental group that works to clean up the water in your area, whether it's a river, lake or ocean.
- Contact your local representative to speak up about your views on keeping water chemical-free.
- Volunteer to help clean up beaches or riverbanks.
- Help others get involved in efforts to clean up the water in your area.
Ultimately, We Need to....
- Moderate weather extremes and their impacts
- Disperse seeds
- Mitigate drought and floods
- Protect people from harmful ultraviolet rays in sunlight
- Cycle and move nutrients
- Protect stream and river channels and coastal shores from erosion
- Detoxify and decompose wastes
- Control agricultural pests
- Maintain biodiversity
- Generate and preserve soils and renew their fertility
- Contribute to climate stability
- Purify the air and water
- Regulate disease carrying organisms
- Pollinate crops and natural vegetation