For millions of years, earth remained a healthy planet, full of life, but over the course of the past couple of centuries, things have taken a turn for the worse. In the past one hundred to two hundred years, Earth has become uninhabitable to many animals, and will soon be uninhabitable to humans if nothing is done. Humans are finally starting to realize the damage they have done to the place we call home. Thankfully, there are many people working to make Earth a more sustainable place. In order to sustain a healthy environment, we need to reduce climate change, prevent animal extinction, and minimize deforestation.
Before understanding how to create a sustainable planet, one must first understand what sustainability is. Sustainability is defined as "the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance." In other words, a sustainable planet is a healthy one. We as humans must come together and realize how important it is to maintain and create a sustainable environment. As Capra stated, “The understanding of community is extremely important today, not only for our emotional and spiritual well-being, but for the future of our children and, in fact, for the survival of humanity.”
create a sustainable planet, but some are more important and have larger effects than others. The first thing we need to do to sustain earth is reduce climate change. As Achenback stated, "What the science has shown is that human activities - economic growth, technology, and consumption
are destabilizing the global environment." Climate change is probably the thing most people think of when pondering the question of how to make earth more sustainable. Although it does receive the most media coverage, a large portion of people still do not believe in climate change. Many scientists have already confirmed that climate change is negatively affecting the earth in ways we cannot control. if we have...