The environment is something that we all share, so it’s important that everyone does their part to help take care of it. Taking care of the world we live in is essential to preserving the many plant and animal species that live here. There are plenty of things you can do to help take care of the soil and water as well as the trees and animals to help make sure that the earth stays clean and healthy. There are even lots of careers available in environmental conservation so that when you’re older, you can continue to contribute and do your part to help preserve the environment for the generations to come.
It is important to understand that everything that lives on Earth is connected and plays an important part of the ecosystem. This delicate system allows plants to grow and animals to eat and live. When the earth is taken care of, trees and animals will flourish. Reducing pollution is important to make sure that the water we all use and the air we breathe stays clean. You can do your part by making sure you don’t litter or throw or dump things into the water whenever you spend time outside. Recycling is another great way to help the planet, and you can ask your parents about how to recycle things like glass and soda cans at home. When you recycle, you are reducing the amount of trash that will sit and rot in the landfills, possibly sending harmful chemicals back into the soil and water supply. When trash gets into the water and chemicals are released into the air, it can become dangerous for humans and animals to breathe and difficult for fish to live if they are in a habitat with polluted water. Fish are important because they’re a source of food for many other animals that need them to survive. Even the soil is important since it provides a habitat for earthworms that help to add nutrients to the soil. The soil is a source of food for trees and other plants, which offer their leaves and fruits to animals that eat them and their branches for birds to nest in.
All trees are very important for helping to keep the air clean, and they provide a safe habitat for birds and many other animals. Trees also help to filter out harmful gases, keeping the air we all breathe clean. The government has laws in place to help reduce the number of trees that are cut down so that they can stay alive to keep the earth healthy. When too many trees are cut down, animals have nowhere to go, and it can also cause a disruption in the way the ecosystem works. Preserving trees is very important to keeping the soil balanced and providing a safe place for animals to live. You can help by planting your own trees and by learning more about how important they are to the environment’s well-being. Cutting down these beautiful plants can be bad for the environment if it happens on a big scale because it takes away the habitat where animals live.
When it comes to making sure you’re doing your part for conservation, think about ways you can save energy and cut down on waste. Saving energy reduces the need to burn fuels that can release toxins into the air and water as well as the ground. Turn off your computer and the lights whenever you leave a room, and turn your TV and other electronics off when you are not using them. Use reusable bags instead of paper and plastic when you go shopping so you are not making more trash. Use water bottles that you can refill instead of buying big cases of water in disposable plastic bottles. This will help to reduce the amount of trash going into the landfill. All of these things can help to conserve the environment, and they’re really easy to do. The trees and animals need a clean, healthy place to live in order to thrive, and by doing your part, you can help contribute to a better, greener world for everyone.
Soil and Water
- What You Can Do to Help Save Planet Earth
- All About Soil
- Transpiration: The Water Cycle
- Learn About Freshwater Wetlands
- The Water Cycle and Forestry
- Preserving the Rainforests
- Wildfinder: Find Animal Species From Around the World
- Animals and Their Environment: Images Library
- Protecting Species in our National Parks
- About the Forest and Ecosystem
- Online Bird Guide
- Marine Birds Activity/Lesson Plan
- How Do Baby Birds Learn to Fly?
- The Effects of Oil on Birds
- Animals and Habitat
Careers in Environmental Conservation