It is a small world we live in, and it is high time for all of us to realize it. Since ancient times people have been trying to produce more and more to increase human wealth. Nobody noticed that we were destroying nature by using it as a source of raw materials, and as the garbage can for our waste.
Nature seemed to be boundless and endless. Millions of cars and smoky factories pollute and spoil the air we breathe in. It's hurting our lungs as well as life of animals, birds and plants. People need wood and paper, so we cut down our forests. We don't know what to do with waste materials of our industry, so we pour them into water, bury them into sail, shoot them into atmosphere.
People built nuclear power stations and carry out nuclear tests. As a result, radiation is one of the main problems nowadays. With the development of our civilization our life become more and more dangerous.
In many countries environmental protection agencies and research centers are set up. Such organizations as "Greenpeace", "Friends of the Earth" care for ecology in their countries.
22 April is Earth Day. Join us and clean the Earth. Make the world a better place. Taking care of the Earth is everybody's business. There are over 300 nature centers in British cities and more than 30 in London. Children go there with their teachers to study and enjoy nature. There are a lot of environmental groups in Britain: "Greenpeace", "Friends of the Earth", "London wild life Trust", etc.
Ecology group activities:
There are a lot of ways to save the Earth. We must remember 3: reduce, reuse, recycle. Woodsy Owl, a mascot of the Forest Service, an agency in USA. We must take care of our nature, because if we dirty it we'll die. We must save our planet for future generations.
- how to help wild birds in winter;
- water pollution;
- problem of wild flowers;
- how to plant a tree;
- how we can collect old newspapers.