Our Personal Responsibility Toward The Natural Environment Essay

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Our Personal Responsibility toward the Natural Environment
Introduction
Humans are part of the natural eco-system that makes up our planet. Without this eco-system and the ability of Earth to support life, humans might very well cease to exist. As residents of planet Earth, humans have a responsibility to take care of the natural environment. Part of taking care of the environment involves a certain degree of social responsibility when it comes to disposing of waste, using natural resources, and operating businesses. Some aspects of social responsibility are not within the direct control of all humans, but there is the possibility of indirect control. For instance, citizens can boycott a business that chooses to dump toxic waste into nearby rivers. As technological advances in vehicles, home appliances and electric light bulbs become available humans can take the effort to use these products that are less harmful to the environment. The level of harmful activities humans participate in is unacceptable, but it will take time to transition from current systems and ways of life. Humanity needs to first do a better job of becoming educated about what is harmful to the Earth’s environment and take the time to educate others.
Literature Review and Analysis
A survey of the U.S population in 2009 revealed that approximately sixty percent feel they have a great deal of responsibility to take care of the environment (Hebert n.p.). Despite the fact that the majority of the U.S.…

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