My Fight Against Milieu Degradation
Contributing my fair share of efforts to make our environment a better place has always been my desire since my tender age because my mom used to work for a NGO which dealt with environmental conservation. She used to preach and lecture to us different ways in which we could be part of a better tomorrow by making our environment cleaner and protecting the resources that we derived from the it, and I must admit that all her words resonate well with my desire to be environment-friendly.
Therefore when I moved to a new town near to my place of work, I felt sorry for the environmental degradation that was quiet rampant in the area. Litter and other garbage was a common sight; Cutting down trees was a major act that was done by majority, use of chemicals like non-organic fertilizers and dumping wastes into rivers was also a challenge. However some of these degradation naturally occurred due to the impact caused by population growth rate. This meant more human activities were carried out resulting to environment pollution.
Sensitizing the community
Aggrieved by this I started creating awareness with support from like-minded people who believed on my philosophy. Even the people in the lung and breast cancer communities helped us create awareness, which worked awesome. This was a group of my co-workers who we reasoned together and I enlisted their support. This was the best alternative to attract and win more support from the people. Within no time I had a number of people on my back. We held several meetings with different groups of people and educated them on the need to protect and conserve the environment.
I highlighted the dangers of deforestation and pollution of our resources. I mobilized them to plant many trees and need to use inorganic fertilizers. I analyzed the dangers associated with water pollution. This protection campaign bore fruit and efforts were recognized by many peoples who concurred with my ideas.
We were able to plant many different species of trees. The environment looked beautiful and promising. This time I kept agitating for the need to protect environment. I encouraged them to use organic manure when planting. I still encouraged them to keep rivers clean and more so to opt for other sources of energy such as the use of solar power.
I am glad that everyone in the society has recognized my effort on conserving the environment. Since then I do educate on need to protect our surrounding and sensitize people on need to have a conducive habitat. I do feel that this is the best way to give back to society and it’s my hope that everyone will realize the importance of conserving the environment.