Taking care of Earth 

Taking care of Earth 

Allison Flores, staff writer

Earth day is celebrated every April 22, the anniversary of the modern environmental movement in 1970 which addressed environmental threats created by toxic waste and pressured Congress to pass measures to promote cleaner air and water.

Earth day promotes a cleaner way of living and a healthy habitat for any living organism. It’s a  reminder to take care of our planet and protect it from things like pollution and deforestation.

Earth is heavily polluted with contaminants and toxins that have a harmful impact on our health.

It affects our well being and every other living creature on Earth. Air pollution can cause many health problems as well as respiratory diseases and cancer. It’s even believed that pollution causes birth defects. It has caused some animals to go extinct because of the drastic  temperature changes and the rising sea levels. If nothing is done the Earth will become harder and harder to live in.

Helping reduce your carbon footprint will do a lot in making the world a healthier place to live in.

There are 5.25 trillion macro and micro pieces of plastic in our ocean. Reduce, reuse, and recycling can help reduce the amount of plastic waste in the ocean. Having reusable bags and refillable waters are good examples of what could be done even if it’s a minor change. 

By spreading awareness of the state Earth is in and what can be done to help it there’s hope that it can be back to its livable environment. Planting a tree or any other plant can help in cleaning up the air. Riding your bike can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide that is put into the air from all the cars.