Our environment is in need of a lot of work. The ozone layer is quickly rotting away; the waters are polluted; and the rain forest is rapidly shrinking in size due to the ignorance of land developers. So why isn't anything being done? Everyone thinks if they ignore the problem, it will go away. Granted there are many people who do more than their share when it comes to taking care of our planet, but it still isn't enough. We all need to get together and start recycling our plastics and papers, sorting our trash and reduce cutting down our trees. After all, we only have one planet. n
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.