How Young People Can Care For The Environment

Apr. 22, 2013 / By


As the years progress we hear about more and more environmental disasters caused by humanity’s mistreatment of the planet.

Just this year, droughts, Hurricane Sandy and home-destroying fires in Colorado, all linked to our warming planet, have taken a huge toll on our country.

Although the media exposes and covers them broadly, many youth do the minimum to aid in conserving our planet. As shocking as it might seem, I think teenagers are not putting effort into reducing, reusing and recycling. What is the cause of this pervasive sense of indifference? Is their lack of caring for the planet’s current state a result of the many technological advances that have occurred in recent decades? Are all of these distractions the reason teens don’t worry about the effect we have on our environment?

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