A HERO FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
By: Bai Sheina Balabaran – Kusain
Adat-Betad,Inc. – Volunteer Member, Research Team
Teacher I – DepEd, Cotabato City
Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert – Philippines
Nowadays, responding to physical and social environmental problems is one of the trending issues that brought the attention of every individual into more concern and aware citizen of its community. The endless needs and selfishness of men’s towards personal interest have been prevalent. The environment has been abused and deteriorated by people activities resulting to hazardous effects brought about by people itself.
Global warming, climate change, pollution and natural life imbalance have been the centerfold of the unconcerned practices of human in different sectors of the society, like local and industrial communities. On the other hand, the unconcerned and abusive lifestyle of men brought change to our mother earth. Unnoticed by some, change had become the man antagonist of our Mother Earth, not because it destroys the environment, but because it arouses the greater demand of damage. Technology is brought about by change, and to be able to support such great leap, our environment will be the one who sacrifice on it.
Modern society will find no solution to the environmental problem unless it takes a serious look at its lifestyle. Today’s modern lifestyle is demanding too much in our environment. Maintenance of such a living is tantamount to the reality that humans have to cut millions of trees, scrape all the animals cleans and summon flash floods and death through illegal logging. Like the waves driven by the hands of fate, our lifestyle is only driven by our discontent and greedy longings. The call for responsible and responsive citizenry for the benefit of our environment is a great essence; the responsive answer can be done by the thinking and notion of “balance”.
Indeed, environmental problems are not only question of physical degradation, but also emphasize to our social weakening. The environment serves as the mirror of reality that reflects our morals current status.
The idea of balance is the key.
Achieving betterment in our lifestyle is always profiled by technology. Alongside with it is the reality that our environment blatantly abuse. In this sense, the concept of balance is crucial factor. Reciprocating the gifts of the Mother Earth will promote ecological growth and the continuum of our natural resources.
Upholding the primacy of life is great battle that has to be won. We, as the direct recipient of the environment should be the sentinels to guard the future, doctors to sustain life and catalyst for the rebirth of the new world that is comprised of people that are waking for the common goal of preserving and protecting our Mother Earth.
As a teacher/ educator, I’m so eager to share and be involved in the advocacy to save the mother earth. That’s why I make a difference and teach to the children the importance of saving the mother earth. I’ve been so lucky to be on this situation.
Guided by the Teachings and Principles of the Student’s Actions and Vital for the Environment for Mother Earth Movement, it is always been a challenge to be a responsive and aware citizen of our community, but it is also an opportunity to help and serve our Mother Nature in our own way, context and perspective, and for me, that is what a Hero for Environment now and beyond.
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