A warning to those that choose to take it.

Pollution is the biggest danger facing our society today. If we don't change our ways, this will result in irreparable damage to the Earth such as rising sea levels, shrinking mountain glaciers, ice melting in the North and South poles, and changes in flower and plant blooming times and locations.

At the time of writing this, it is currently 2021. 4.2 million deaths occur every year as a result of ambient (outdoor) air pollution according to the WHO. 9 out of 10 people worldwide live in an area that exceeds air pollution guideline limits.

Our rivers, reservoirs, lakes, and seas are drowning in chemicals, waste, plastic, and other pollutants. 80% of the world's wastewater is dumped, untreated, back into the environment, polluting lakes, rivers and oceans. This kills more animals and people each year than all other forms of war and violence combined. While most of us will have access to clean water, even at home you can find arsenic and lead within your drinking water supply.

While water is often described as a "universal solvent" (meaning it is able to dissolve more substances than anything on Earth), it's why it can be so easily polluted. Toxic runoff from factories, towns, even farms can easily mix into our drinking water, and contaminate it

According to the EDF, in New York City alone, idling cars produced 130000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. Modern cars contain catalytic converters, but this does not entirely cut the problem of greenhouse gases emitted from cars.

It almost seems as if we've destroyed the earth entirely. But, it's not too late to change our ways.

You CAN make a difference. You CAN save the Earth.
You CAN make personal changes in your life that will
benefit not only yourself, but humanity as a whole.

  • Reduce, Re-Use and Recycle
    • Follow the three R's to conserve natural resources and landfill space.
      The key one being "reduce".
      Don't buy single-use packaging. This is very important.
      Don't buy hyped "meme" products that will be out of date in a month
      Re-use your plastic bottles.
      Make sure you drop them off at your local recycling centre
  • Volunteer for cleanups in your community. Pick up garbage wherever you can.
    • A good place to go for this would be your local wetlands, a nearby beach, or
      anywhere that a lot of people gather that would leave rubbish behind.
  • Educate Yourself
    • The best thing you can do is further your own education on the subject.
    • Good resources include
      • www.marineconservation.org.au
      • www.nasa.gov
      • www.greenpeace.org.au
      • www.wwf.org.au
      • www.nature.org
      • www.acf.org.au
  • Conserve Water
    • Buy water saving taps and shower heads.
      The less water you use, the less runoff and wastewater will eventually end up in the ocean.
      Buy a shower timer. They typically come in 2-4 minute varieties.
      Turn off the water while brushing your teeth

  • Make Sustainable Choices
    • Buy seafood products based on their sustainability for the environment
      You can read more about this at www.goodfish.org.au
  • Use Long-Lasting Light Bulbs
    • Gone are the days of Halogen and CFL light bulbs. LEDs are far more energy efficient and will save you on your energy bill in the long run
    • Energy efficient light bulbs also reduce greenhouse gas emission from power plants.
    • Flip the switch off when you leave the room!
  • Plant a tree
    • Trees provide us with food and oxygen. They help save energy, clean the air, and help combat climate change.
  • Don't send chemicals into our waterways!
    • Choose non-toxic chemicals in your home and/or office.
    • Be mindful on what you pour down the sink
    • Remember that all drains lead to the ocean
  • Bike more, drive less
    • Not only will this benefit you physically, it will benefit the earth as there will be less cars on the road emitting CO2.

Please, let's all save the Earth before it's too late.