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THE ORB, OUR LIABILITY

Jake Ivan C. Sapitula

Respected Teachers and My Dear Classmates – Warm Greetings to All!

ORB or I should say the EARTH ,is a beautiful living planet in the Universe and the

common habitat of more than seven billion human population and millions of species of

biodiversity. Our Earth provides us with food, shelter and most of our requirements.

Despite unavoidable free services provided by the earth to humans, we are not able to

pay off her kindness to us. Rather we humans are being cruel to our Earth with our selfish

activities. Mahatma Gandhi said, “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not

every man’s greed.”

Our lives as human beings started on this planet Earth and since then our “Mother earth”

has been exposed to external threats of destruction and mistreatment. Due to the inherent selfish

nature of human beings, beautiful forests have been destroyed, rivers have been polluted and vast

open lands have been usurped for building factories or other architectural development. Human

beings are incessantly involved in such activities as hunting down animals, cutting down trees,

releasing poisonous gases in the atmosphere, polluting rivers, etc. We do not even realize that we

are invoking the anger of mother earth and are putting our existence under severe threat. Our

earth is literally experiencing several strokes of destructive activities due to which the river beds

are going dry, plants are dying and species of mammals have become extinct. Yet another grave

problem that the world is grappling with in today’s time is ‘global warming’ which has a serious

impact on our environment, such as melting down of glaciers, rising sea level and the change of

climate at a fast pace. So we all must keep a check on our activities and help to bring such

situations under control.


Now, the question comes how we can keep a check on our activities? Well, it will not

require a lot from you. For example, water is an important natural resource, so we should save

every drop of water but turning off the tap when not in use and not unnecessarily using flushes or

showers as these resulting in the excess wastage of water. Then, do not throw garbage in rivers or

drain as these activities pollute our water bodies. As far as protecting our plants is concerned, do

not use chemical pesticides and switch to home remedies or to various other eco-friendly means.

In addition to this, I will also advice you to not throw your rotten fruits, vegetables, leftover

food, discarded teabags, egg shells in the garbage bins and instead use them to prepare organic

manure for your home garden. Activities, such as composting are prove to be of great help in

recycling waste products into useful manures.

Likewise, save your energy consumption. Switch off the power button when no one is in

the room. Do not use personal vehicles, when public transportation can be used. In fact, you can

even use bicycles for small distances and protect your environment from harmful release of

gases. Thus, through these simple yet effective measures you can contribute greatly towards

saving our mother nature from further exploitation.

In the end, I would just say that do not keep this information to yourself and spread the

message around so that every person can become a responsible global citizen and helps in saving

our planet.

Thank You!