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    It houses a lot of wildlife,

    so if I care about the animals, I need to respect the environment, which is also their environment.
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999 16-17, M Oct 17, 2015

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    What are humans doing

    if we aren't protesting for dramatic economic change in America? What do you think drives environmental abuse?
    snowwhitejrm snowwhitejrm 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 9, 2015

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    Corporations have literally taken over our

    lives in every facet: The food industry engineers food to be addictive--I.e. "the bliss state", sugar, salt and fat--which literally induces obesity, heart disease, cancers, diabetes, etc., The oil industry, along with the whole gamut of ozone eroding industries, are literally...
    brandenas brandenas 22-25, M 10 Responses Jun 20, 2015

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    Pope Francis has put out an official Vatican

    document on the care of our common home called "Laudato si". I highly recommend everyone who sees this to read it; you can read it online - I'll pop a link down. It's addressed to every human being on the planet and addresses the global environmental crises we are now facing...
    plsdontsitonme plsdontsitonme 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 21, 2015

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    The other day I found out

    that plastic floss containers are recyclable... It made my day XD I just feel like I'm making a difference, even if it's as small as a floss container. Everything counts :)
    Jillbill8 Jillbill8 18-21, F 2 Responses May 20, 2015

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    I recycle everything from tin cans to plastic

    containers. I return my bottles and get $..5 cents for each one. I love nature and cannot stand to see it get destroyed. Even just a piece of paper, my daughter wastes paper like there is no end to it, that is my biggest pet peeve. I hate how she waste it, I tell her...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 7 Responses May 20, 2015

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    Don't waste water. Don't waste fuel.

    I know some people think that they know it so they will ignore thus but please! If you know it then follow it too!
    Maaren Maaren 16-17, M Aug 17, 2015

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    "The greatest threath to our planet is the

    belief that someone else will save it" - Robert Swan
    AnarchyCat2 AnarchyCat2 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    The Paris accord: first step towards reducing

    carbon emissions and have a sustainable planet . The problem in America: global warming deniers without scientific base and a big megaphone .
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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    I would love a more balanced way with nature to

    live, and I am sure there is always more we can do as individuals.
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2015

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    I don't give a damn about the economy.

    Without the environment we have nothing. I'm a member the Green Party of Canada and believe that PM Stephen Harper is a bad man.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 27, 2015

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    The planet Earth is our home.

    The only one we have! We need to look after our home make it the palace we wish to live in, not a polluted mud hut!
    Cadenatdanseuse Cadenatdanseuse 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2015

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    I am a typical Norwegian,

    I care about our home, the Earth. We need to get about taking better care of her because there's no where else we can live. Some might think what does it matter I will be dead by the time I'm eighty, but what about your children, your grandchildren? Do you really think they...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 9 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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    I don't understand people

    who can destroy the planet we live on and not feel guilty. It is truly a selfish act.
    TheNameIAlwaysWanted TheNameIAlwaysWanted 16-17, T 1 Response Mar 5, 2015

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    twodemons twodemons 16-17, F Dec 22, 2015

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    How we treat ourselves affects how we treat

    others, and how we treat others affects how we, as a society, treat our environments. When I say I care about the environment, it all goes back to me caring about myself. Every one of us needs to treat ourselves with loving kindness. We must be compassionate, responsible, and...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 2, 2015

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    I think every car should be adorable

    while still looking luxurious. Cars are still the same compared to those of the last century. By combining efficient friendly yet luxurious design with advance technology will be good. Making a great experienced, advanced car meant for traveling. Short or long distance. Safety...
    CallMeLeah CallMeLeah 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2015

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    This song motivates me to make changes

    and reminds me of the lack of concern I see in people for our environment, our home. http://youtu.be/23Dh2PI96uY
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 2, 2015

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    Not just since I live in it

    and like that it's necessary but because I think it's the least humanity can do: Be careful. After all we already take so much space, don't we? Anyway I was using my free day last friday to go and pick up garbage in the area near the stream where I live. The city doesn't have...
    lillianpace lillianpace 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 9, 2015

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    God it really ****** me off to see how totally

    trashed the world's getting to be. Like hellooooo eventually it's all gonna backfire and we're going to be living in horrible conditions that most likely are going to take forever to reverse.
    blackheartlover blackheartlover 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 31, 2015

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    I went to a state park

    and cleaned up around the lake. There was so much garbage! But I know we can make a difference just one action at a time.
    Ruminateandpursue Ruminateandpursue 16-17, F 6 Responses May 2, 2015

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    I always try to do my part by recycling

    and reusing whatever I can to protect the environment. The company I work for also believes in protecting the environment. We recycle a lot of the materials we don't use like cooper, paper, soft plastic, hard plastic and cardboard.
    rollercoaster97 rollercoaster97 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 14, 2015

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    "The earth is not dying,

    it is being killed. And the people who are killing it have names and adresses". - Utah Philips "Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught, will we realise that we can not eat money". - Cree quote "The greatest...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 10, 2015

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    Do you bring your utensils with you

    so you can cut back on the plastic ones restaurants provide? I even have a stainless steel straw I want to take with me. For places like Chipotle and such. Would it be too awkward? I've read a suggestion about taking your own container with you to restaurants for your leftovers...
    StacyKa StacyKa 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I just saw a guy dump stuff into a river.

    . That's illegal isn't it? I'm like really sad right now
    tarathecupcake tarathecupcake 16-17, F 13 Responses May 21, 2015

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    petroleum come from dead animals.

    do you think there are ghost in.
    veganmeditates veganmeditates 41-45, M 5 Responses Nov 17, 2015

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    Many new homes have been built

    and are still being built in the surrounding area of town, but no new schools. I'm not against the building of new houses and welcome regeneration, but sure we should strive to ensure responsible, sustainable and sensible development. It shouldn't damage the quality of life for...
    LadyTea LadyTea 56-60, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    When we take something from others we do replay

    in return..why don't be apply this for our mother nature!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 30, 2015

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    I always wonder what people think is going to

    happen to the plastic bags (sometimes filled to the brim with garbage) they throw out of their cars. I'm shocked what lies beside the traffic lane...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 6, 2015

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    "The earth is not dying,

    it is being killed. And the people who are killing it have names and adresses". - Utah Phillips
    AnarchyCat2 AnarchyCat2 46-50, M Jan 30

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    How much are you contibuting to the abuse of

    our planet?Though few do realize it, the cost/threat to all life (present and future )of our current badly managed planet is a risk that is worth action NOW. Logic and probability analysis should guide our future policies and course of action.The primary problem that should be...
    SlRlN SlRlN 22-25, F 10 Responses Apr 9, 2015

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    I do what I can to conserve,

    recycle and reuse. It makes me sad to see deforestation, wildlife extinction, more development and less open spaces. I don't understand why humans control the population of all other animals, yet ignore the overpopulation of the most destructive, invasive species...US.
    Darklady22 Darklady22 31-35, F 4 Responses May 16, 2015

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    30 Years of Protecting the Environment.

    .. Today marks 30 years since I began my career in the field of environmental protection. As such, I thought I would take this opportunity to share 30 tips. While we may not be able to implement all of them, we can do some of them. The one thing I have learned in my 30 years in...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 6 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    Despite the ravenous desire

    for money which engulfs most of us I would wish the people of the world remember this one thing: that without ecology there is no economy...
    DerwentRange DerwentRange 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 28, 2015

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    Water... "Thousands have lived without love -

    not one without water." W. H. Auden
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 3 Responses Feb 9, 2015

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    The Great Barrier Reef,

    Australia! I always wanted to be a marine biologist and study the biology and look after the marine environments! I love viewing tropical fish and coral! They're phenomenal! Slowly, the reef could disappear, this is because people and tourist are stepping on the coral and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 2, 2015

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    The BP Gulf Oil Spill - 5 Years Later.

    ..Here are some facts regarding the BP Gulf Oil Spill that occurred in April 2010.More than 200 million gallons of crude oil was pumped into the Gulf of Mexico for a total of 87 days, making it the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.6,000 total miles of coastline have been...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 22, 2015

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    We are destroying our beautiful leather.

    Corporation should be made liable for the damage they create
    flowersonyourdoorstep flowersonyourdoorstep 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2015

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    We only have one Planet Earth.

    We are its caretakers and should strive to retain it as it was intended. I fear for future generations. What legacy are we leaving?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 2, 2015

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    The world doesn't need us,

    we need the world.
    LysistratasWeakness2 LysistratasWeakness2 56-60, M Jan 27, 2015

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    Porter Ranch Gas Leak.

    ..On October 23, 2015, Southern California Gas Company (SoCal) employees noticed a leak out of the ground near a natural gas well called SS-25. It was late afternoon, so they decided to come back in the morning to fix it.The next day, however, their efforts were unsuccessful. Gas...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 11

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    It drives me nuts that

    so often that things that benefit the economy don't benefit the environment.
    thunderstormwatcher thunderstormwatcher 36-40, M 4 Responses Jan 10

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    Flint, Michigan Water Crisis.

    ..In the midst of a budget crisis, the State of Michigan decided to temporarily switch Flint's water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River as a cost-saving measure until a new supply line to Lake Huron was ready. After the April 2014 switch, residents began complaining that...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 4 Responses Jan 20

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    I feel like planting trees everywhere.

    .. Make forest everywhere and get rid of this environment issues.. Like making world a forest and humans live in forest .. Is it possible to have "Drive for Forest" in the world .. Idea looks vague but still I think can we really think we can give a try ?
    Ravidesai Ravidesai 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 10, 2015

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    People ask me if my idea of a solution is to

    demand that we collapse our economy and start over, and I always say no. We built all of our industry around oil, a substance that will run out. Industry and waste moves at such a rate that the planet cannot sustain it. If we let it alone, the economy will collapse itself...
    AnonymityHappens AnonymityHappens 41-45, T 1 Response Dec 14, 2015

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