The Environment And Society's Impact On The Environment

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Almost everyone can say that their life is busy. Between the daily struggle of life, work, school, and taking care of children, it is hard to remember something as trivial as taking care of the environment; only taking care of the environment is not a matter of little importance. There is something known as a carbon footprint, or “the amount of carbon dioxide or other carbon compounds emitted into the atmosphere by an individual, company, country etc”(carbon footprint). This means that throughout the day, no matter what people are doing, they are having an impact on the environment. People impact the environment in many ways including how we manage our resources and waste. It is important to know how society impacts the environment and themselves,…show more content…
One of the ways is by having a carbon footprint. Most of carbon emissions - also known as greenhouse gases - released into the air are caused by daily activities such as driving vehicles, heating homes, producing trash waste, and using electricity that is generated from natural gas, oil, or coal (Household Carbon Footprint Calculator). These activities impact the world by increasing the amount of carbon emissions released into the air. The increased amount of greenhouse gases have scientists alarmed for predicted climate changes leading to global warming. This is due to the population and economic growth of society. As the number of people on earth rises and technology advances, it is important to keep in mind how we impact the…show more content…
According to Feeding America, “In Kansas, 385,000 people are struggling with hunger - and of them 138,480 are children” (Kansas). This is a very high number, that is just in one state, not including the United States, or how many people are hungry all over the world. By eliminating food waste, society can start to feed the hungry. There are many ways to eliminate food waste. One way to reduce food waste is to not buy more than you will use. Many people buy fresh foods that eventually go to waste because they didn’t end up eating them. Instead of wasting food like this, do not buy it, or freeze it and eat it at another time. There are many types of local organizations that take food donations. Along with consuming food, is the trash waste produced from the packaging. Most food comes in some kind of packaging, whether it be in a can, box, or wrapped in plastic. Recycling these products can help eliminate trash
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