The question has been asked by community members and parents everywhere, what can be done to help prevent the destruction of our environment and can young people make a difference. The answer is yes anybody can have their say, including young people of today. It is even more important for young people to take interest because this land is there future, and needs to be there for future generations.
Anyone who wants to make a difference can, but the most important thing in order to do so is to make voice, people have to speak up and make it happen. The best way to voice your opinion is in a letter to the people who have more power over it. It is important to due so because they have to make a connection, and it proves that they have the power to do so. In order to get your word out you can join groups that support this and one group is Global Response. They motivate parents and young people to make a letter to request that the actions be taken to stop destruction of the environment all over the globe. There is a website were parents can get all the information they need in order to get things started. The actions taken by these people that choose to get involved have already had positive effects for other communities.
When people join and become members of this group they can pick from a variety of major topics with the biggest concerns. Some of the topics are; save habitat for sea turtles and dolphins by stopping an oil-drilling project along Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, prevent strip-mining of Kenya’s coast for titanium, a project that would have polluted precious forests, wetlands, mangroves, coral reefs and marine life on Kenya’s pristine coast, stop oil development in Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve, one of the world’s most biologically diverse tropical wetlands. These are just some of the things you can write letters towards. If young people want to have a healthy planet during their lifetime and future generations, they should step up and speak their opinion.
This is best course of action, there are many groups out there that people of all ages can join, and they can have the power to help make a change. The more people that speak up, the more power the request will have. Industries cannot just go ignoring these problems, they may not care but other people do. The industry should not be able to profit at a cost of the environment, in the end we all loose. So if young people want to make change, they will have to come together in community groups and environmental groups to make a change.