Education and school activities
I believe that more should be done in terms of educating children at school about things such as recycling, the importance of animals to the environment and being more energy efficient.
I find that a lot of pollution and littering is caused by the carelessness and lack of awareness of people and implementing a system in education to teach people to be more eco friendly will decrease the likelihood of this being the case in the younger generations. Perhaps doing it in a way that gets children involved in fun activities could get them to like it, consider it more and accept it as something that is important. This is more of a long term solution as understandably so, it would be quite difficult to completely catch the attention of students and have it work immediately.
Another school related idea would be to implement environment-benefitting systems such as a recycling system or school events to help contribute to the fight against climate change, be it physical help (cleaning litter) or financial help (donating money to a charity or to a cause related to this).
At Victoria College, we haven't really got a recycling system aside from the occasional paper recycling bin and this is something I definitely want to bring up. I'm not exactly sure how it is in other schools but I believe it should be implemented into every school and people should be told how to use it properly.
Of course, I am still a student so I don't know as much about how such implementation would work, but I definitely think something should be done about this.
Why the contribution is important
I think my idea is important because it gets to the roots of why certain people don't know or don't care about climate change and pollution: a certain lack of education on the topic.
At a young age is when people have the strongest ability to learn and being able to teach our youth about this huge yet overlooked threat at that age is fundamental in raising a generation of forward thinking and aware individuals that can truly make a difference. The world's future is in their hands at a time like this and without action, it is on track to get a lot worse.
by WojtekWiecek on February 01, 2021 at 09:33PM