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Keep Liberty Beautiful: Reasons why we should protect, sustain Mother Earth
Karen Bell
Keep Liberty Beautiful Executive Director Karen Bell.

Dr. Karen Bell, Keep Liberty Beautiful

In an article by Joe Clements called “Caring for the Environment,” he listed reasons why we should protect and sustain Earth: The environment around us is not only our home but everything that keeps us alive. The food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, our shelter, and more, it helps us to survive. Therefore, caring for the Environment should be inherent in us.

Sometimes, our actions endanger everything that surrounds us, including ourselves. Our interaction with the environment should be so that we sustainably use nature’s resources. We should ensure that our actions don’t harm the environment, as we are the ones to suffer later. Today, let’s look at how we can take care of our environment and why we should protect the earth and the environment.

Although some of us may take this lightly, it is critical to know that we don’t have anywhere else we can run to. If we spoil what we have here, we will suffer the consequences of our actions. If we take care of nature, nature will also take care of us. When we pollute the water sources, we are the ones who will lack clean water. If we cut down all trees for our short-term goals, we will suffer global warming, lack of rainfall to grow our food, and many other adverse situations.

Therefore, if we love our lives, we must love nature.

The more we take care of our environment, the more we can have a cleaner and habitable home. On the other hand, if we neglect nature and undertake actions that harm it, the more difficulties we will have in accessing clean essentials like water, food, and shelter. Polluted water sources and air will bring about devastating effects like diseases such as cancer and various respiratory illnesses. Everyone, therefore, has a role in ensuring they maintain a clean environment we can all live in.

A report by US EPA showed that air pollution is closely associated with various body conditions like asthma and heart attacks, premature mortality, bronchitis, and more. The research also indicates that our indoor surroundings are 2 to 5 times more contaminated than the outside environment. Some plants may not survive in some temperatures, which would mean that some areas will experience food shortages.

We will also experience things like strong storms and floods, among others.

If you thought global warming wasn’t real, you should think again.

Almost all our activities affect the ecosystem in one way or the other. For example, if we pollute the water bodies with plastic or leaked oil, we kill the species that live there. Therefore, as we produce, consume, and dispose of waste materials, we should consider how they will affect the ecosystem. We should take care of our surroundings to prevent occurrences that may be detrimental to our source of livelihood.

The various things we use, like furniture, rubber, food, and shelter, come from raw materials we get from forests. The forests offer a home to different birds, animals, and even some people. Almost half of the world’s species live in these forests. If we destroy our forests, we eliminate the home of multiple species.

To learn more about taking care of our community and the nature surrounding us, contact Keep Liberty Beautiful at (912) 880-4888 or at klcb@libertycountyga. com. KLB wants to thank everyone that was able to volunteer and support us from 2021 to 2022. We hope to see most of you at our Volunteer Appreciation today!

We have transformed the La Quinta Inn into the Roaring 1920s, so I hope you RSVP already. Don’t forget to dapper up! So, wear your favorite flapper dresses and suits! Wearing 1920s theme clothing is encouraged but is also optional. Have a Clean, Green, and Beautiful Week!

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