Saturday, July 14, 2012

Conservation: A Solution to One of Our Global Issues

"We can survive as a population only if we conserve, develop sustainability, and protect the world's resources." - Silvia Cartwright

Just last Wednesday, people around the globe celebrated "World Population Day", an annual event observed every July 11 to increase awareness of global population and the issues that comes with it. As the world population reached to 7 billion in 2011, it gave a profound implication for development and change. A world with 7 billion people both provides a challenge and an opportunity with implications on sustainability, urbanization, access to health services and youth environment as the United Nation stated.

But along with the opportunities brought by a world of seven billion, challenges and global issues also arises. One of those challenges is meeting the demands and the needs of the current and the future generation. These are the necessities needed by an individual to survive, food, shelter, and other important elements. And as the population continues to increase, the need to meet these demands is causing restrain to the natural resources of our planet. Existing arable lands do produce lot of foods but the world continues to starve as the ratio of the population is much higher than the food that is produced. So does this situation happens in the production of other goods. Here is where the term "conservation" needs to be applied.

Conservation is defined as an action to conserve the natural resources of our planet, protecting the forests from deforestation, the rivers from being polluted and the sea to protect the sea life forms from extinction due to over-fishing with the goal of ensuring "some will be available for our children" to continue our way of life. And with that goal in our mind, conservation is the very solution to answer one of the major global issues, "scarcity". Preserving and protecting the earth's natural gifts maintain the quality of life and also can help improve the wellness of our health.

By conserving our natural resources, we make certain that we wouldn't be lack of any resources and for the future generation to come. Conservation also allow our children and their children to enjoy the natural resources we have such as clean rivers and lakes, wilderness areas, our planet's diverse wildlife population, healthy soil and clean air.

Recycling is a great way to conserve as well. At, promote environment-conscious printing, starting with the use of eco-friendly printing consumables like remanufactured toners, cartridges and printer supplies. There are so many things we can do to help protect the Earth from further damage and preserve it for future generations, and we can start by helping the environment by doing something as simple as changing our printing habits.

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