It is now a fact that our ecosystem is increasingly deteriorating as a result of human activities that is daily damaging it. Our beautiful and fragile planet has seen irreparable damage in its ecosystem in recent years.
There are so many factors that have led to this condition, ranging from industrial pollution, emissions from automobiles, excessive use of the earth’s resources to destruction of vegetation and accumulation of wastes in the environment.
So much has been said, and much has also been spent by governments, environmental enthusiasts and NGOs in an effort to regain lost parts of our environment. But we still see abuse in the way the environment’s resources is used.
Therefore, community based campaigns and activities will go a long way to helping our environment become better, especially when it is massively pursued and supported by the government.
Communities can initiate local recycling activities that will reduce littering and accumulation of garbage. Glasses, scrapes of metals and plastics from wastes can be extracted and even sold to recycling companies for some money.
The other degradable wastes can be used to form a compost heap. With this, families can grow gardens in their homes; and by extension they will have access to more natural foods. It will also reduce dependence on chemical fertilizers.
By getting involved on the community like this, people will become more aware of the roles they have to play in contributing to a green economy. People will also become more aware of the direct consequence of littering and careless disposal of wastes.