Help me protect wildlife and wild places!
Ecosystems are built on interdependent relationships between living and nonliving things. A healthy balance is necessary for all life. When any living thing in an ecosystem is threatened the whole ecosystem is also threatened. As humans, our choices can impact these ecosystems in positive and negative ways. We have a responsibility to care for all living things. Our well-being depends on it!
So how can we help? There are simple things we can do each day that can have a positive impact on the environment. Here are a few suggestions:
1) Reduce waste. Recycle and reuse whenever possible in order to put less strain on natural resources. Remember, natural resources that we use are part of an ecosystem that other living things depend on!
2) Choose wisely. Pay attention to ingredients in products you and your family consume. Make choices that do not put strain on vulnerable ecosystems. For example, palm oil is a common ingredient in most peanut butter brands. The palm oil industry is destroying natural forests to produce more palm oil.
3) Research and advocate. Learn more about places and animals that are in danger of extinction. Sharing accurate knowledge with a passionate voice can make a difference. "Never doubt that a thoughtful group of committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead.
4) Donate. Find a cause that advocates for your concerns and donate. A small amount of money can make a big difference when we combine resources and make sacrifices.
Together we can do so much to take care of this place we all call home.
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