Sustainability: How humans fulfill they’re duty to use resources smartly over their lifespan. The article written by Peter McLean, “The Need for Sustainability” really reinforces the concept of taking care of our mother earth. Humans are extremely rough on our planet causing pollution and wasting resources, which in turn leads to change in climate and extinction of animals. We need to love our planet and appreciate the beauty it offers, the plants, animals and elements.
In the article, McLean explains how his high school biology teacher used to “encourage her students of explore the outdoors”(McLean) Teaching kids at a young age the what our planet has to offer and how to take care of it better is a great message to put out. Giving science projects to observe the different trees, name different species of birds or wildflowers and challenge students to familiarize themselves with the world that takes care of us.
Another huge problem these days that is mentioned in the article is that more people recognize logos and materialistic items better than they can identify something natural outside. This lack of observance is hurting our planet and in turn hurting ourselves.
Simple actions such as recycling, reducing waste, finding efficient ways to travel such as riding the train or bicycling to work can help our earth as well as help us notice the beauty around. Stop and smell the flowers, don’t rush through life discarding waste wherever and taking the more than needed just because it’s easy. We need to take action to keep our planet clean and safe for future generations.