For some, concern about protecting the earth doesn’t really start until they become parents. Many find, however, that concern turning into a passion once they become grandparents.
Obviously, one does not have to be either a parent or grandparent to be concerned about the quality of life future generations will have on earth. By virtue of being born human – or, at the very least, a homo sapien – everyone shares two responsibilities:
- respecting and caring for this world into which we were born
- leaving our world a better place than how we found it
To be sure, there can be many interpretations to these responsibilities; particularly the second one, but for the purpose of this article, we will stick to the protection of the earth without delving into relationships with other people.
A frequently heard excuse for doing nothing is what can I do? I’m only one person. The same could be said for the first brick laid for your home; the first snow flake that falls in a blizzard; the first penny you save, couldn’t it? It is the cumulative effect of the single (one) efforts that will make the ultimate difference.
This list will provide some simple things each of us can do to better ensure planet earth will still have an environment fitting for our most precious jewels – the children that will follow us, whether or not they are our direct descendants.