Our forests need more and more protection and preservation because massive tree-cutting activities caused by humans threaten it seriously. This is not all about the trees. When speaking about forests, we must also think about the millions of animal species and plants that live within them.
Since 1970, there have been clear signs that our planet has been affected by human activities: ozone depletion, global warming, water pollution, acid rain, etc. Nowadays, people are beginning to understand the necessity of responsible behavior towards forests.
But human responsibility for preserving forests is both individual and collective. When people gather their forces for the same purpose, the impact on society is greater.
Unfortunately, we all know that humans are the only creatures who destroy their own habitats. Through their actions, humans have managed to modify the characteristics of nature, thus endangering the lives of their descendents.
What Can You Do?
There are many organizations all around the world that fight for the preservation of forests, and they all have solutions for accomplishing this task. If you want to be part of the action and try to save the forests while it is not too late, here are a few helpful things you can do:
- Planting a tree is one of the easiest ways to help this cause. You can plant a tree in your yard or you can ask your teacher to allow you and your classmates to plant a few trees in the schoolyard. Talk to them about the importance of preserving our forests; they will surely understand. Do not think that one single individual cannot change people’s way of thinking. You are not alone. There are millions of people like you who are trying to do something to save our forests.
- You know that most of the daily products we use in school, at home or at our workplaces are made of natural resources. By reducing the amount of things you buy and use, you can help reduce the amount of trees that are cut down to produce new items. You have some old furniture that you plan to replace? Think twice before making a decision. If you throw it away and purchase a new one, do you know what amount of natural resources is necessary to construct it? Why not repair and re-cover it and save a few trees?
- It is to be noted that most of the products you buy utilize a lot of packaging. Unfortunately, these packaging items are made of wood, which may come from endangered forest regions. Although you cannot forbid manufacturers to use so much packaging stuff for their products, you can start buying more unpackaged items.
- The energy you consume is also important when it comes to forest preservation. All your home appliances consume electricity, including lights, radio, TV, computer, laptop, etc. Instead of watching TV all day long or playing games on your PC, you could do something healthy like taking walk in the park.
Protecting forests is not an impossible mission, but we do need to work together.