Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Why Should I Be Eco-Conscious?

Important Quote

 -"Many people believe that we are facing an ecological disaster. Every day we hear horrific statistics: the process seems unstoppable. And the destruction recognizes no national frontiers. I know all this, yet I cannot really comprehend it. I have the simple thought that my day starts differently if, in the morning, the sun is shining and I can gaze upon a tree bursting with strength. It smiles at me and all at once I feel like smiling back."-         Arpad Göncz - the President of Hungary

"Why should I be eco-conscious?" you ask. 

There is a very simple reason: We live on one earth, and this is the only place we can live on right now. (We can't live in space yet, we don't have the food growing capacity out there yet for lots of people to survive). If we treat it like the city dump it becomes dirty and unlivable. If we treat it well by being eco-conscious, the earth stays a clean place, perfect for living, for ourselves and our children.

What is "eco-conscious" anyway?
Being "eco-conscious" means being aware of what you are doing, buying, using, and what it does to the environment. For example, you might think, "Using a hairspray bottle is so convenient for fixing my hair." If you were eco-conscious, though, you'd realize "Does this hairspray bottle have CFCs in it? Could I be participating in helping to destroy the Earth by using hairspray?"

How can I be eco-conscious?
You can find many ways to help save our environment by going to the "Ways to Help" page on our site. Also, jump to our links page, which has links to many environmental groups. These groups also list many ways to help keep our world safe. 


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