Part III in the student voices piece. This piece was written by three seventh grade students, Keeley, Alissa, and Haylee. It discusses the importance of little steps we take to insure the protection of the environment.
What we can do to help protect the environment by recycling. We can not litter all of the time. We can ban the extra trash for those who do not recycle. We can help by not using any extra nonrenewable resources, which helps the environment. We really like the trees and plants, and we don’t want it all to be destroyed. We enjoy spending time outdoors and with nature, and we look forward to many years of this.
Protecting the environment is a very important thing. We can start preventing oil spills by using less oil. Oil spills kill plants, hurt lots of animals, and destroy our water resources. We can prevent deforestation by not cutting down so many trees in renewing our resources. We can try to come up with better curriculum that uses less pencils and paper. If we recycle we can prevent deforestation and help save animals and their homes.
Pay attention with how you use water so you don’t waste it. Stop using your car so much and then you won’t waste oil. Walk, ride your bike to work, ride your bike to school, walk anywhere you can to prevent greenhouse gases. Think about how much trash you make in a year. Reducing the amount of solid waste we use in a year and help make it take up less space in landfills. Change your light bulbs to be more energy efficient, and remember to turn the lights off! Recycle to help the environment. Add solar power to your house to become more efficient. Drive smarter so it uses less oil. All the little things add up to help protect our environment.
You can show your support for environmental concerns by calling either one/or both of our Senators: Senator Lankford’s office at (202) 224-5754 and Senator Inhofe’s office at (202) 224-4721, and asking them to cosponsor S. 2448, the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2018.