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Why is environment important?

Because there are five basic needs of human beings from the environment and they are oxygen, water, food, shelter and warmth. We get these from the planet on which we live.

Basic needs

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  • We get shelter from the materials we take out of the earth and from plants that grow in the earth (trees) to make our homes.
  • We get warmth from the sun, fire, power (electricity, gas, oil) and our clothing.
  • We breathe oxygen from the air
  • We get water from the rain which fills our lakes, rivers and creeks and which we store in dams, reservoirs and water tanks.
  • We get food from the plants, animals, fish and birds.

What is environment?

When we talk about our environment we mean everything in the world around us that surrounds and affects all life on earth, including the air, food chains, the water cycle, plants, animals and other humans.

A definition



Pollution - causes

The main cause of pollution is plastic. In the Pacific Ocean there is "the plastic island", a collection of waste. Another cause not to be underestimated is smog: the harmful gases from the exhaust of cars or industries can also cause death.

Pollution consists in the direct or indirect introduction into an environment of substances or even of energy capable of transforming the natural equilibriums, also producing effects on human health.

A synonym for dirty environment.

As for the damage to the environment we can list four main types of consequences: - ozone hole; - greenhouse effect; - acid rain; - global warming.The greenhouse effect is the increase in the earth's temperature caused by an excess of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. This can also be connected to the global warming that can cause dramatic changes in climate and raise the level of the oceans caused by the melting of ice at the poles.

Pollution - consequences

The impact of these pollutants on the environment has two main consequences: - impact on the environment; - impact on human health.As regards damage to human health, air pollution involves high concentrations of agents that lead to increased respiratory diseases such as bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, cardiovascular disease and the formation of malignant neoplasms (lung cancer and leukemia).

Polluting is killing








Water pollution

Water pollution is when waste, chemicals, or other particles cause a body of water to become harmful to the fish and animals that need the water to survive.

Air pollution

Air pollution is when unwanted chemicals, gasses, and particles enter the air and the atmosphere causing harm to animals and damaging the natural cycles of the Earth.

Land pollution

Land pollution is anything that damages or contaminates the land. There are many causes of land pollution: garbage, mining, farming, factories.

Water pollution

Air pollution

Land pollution







Renewable energy is the energy that is collected from renewable resources, or those resources that are naturally reintegrated into a human time scale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat. Much of the world relies on non-renewable energy to heat their homes, power their electronic devices and power their cars.

Pollution is killing our Earth. One of the most important things we can do to help the world is recycling. Recycling is a way to take trash and turn it into new products. All sorts of materials can be recycled. Some of the most common processes in use today involve recycling plastic, glass, metals, paper, electronics, and textiles.

Can you imagine your life without electricity? It would certainly be a darker, colder and duller life. NO light, NO television, NO computer, NO fridge, NO electric guitar, NO doorbell! It is very important to save electricity. But how can we do it? Well, in a variety of ways!

How can we best deal with rubbish and help make the world a better place? We can apply the 3Rs, reduce, re-use and recycle. 'Reduce' means producing less rubbish. ' Re-use' means using something again and giving things a second life. ' Recycle' means making something new out of old things.

Renewable energy


Less rubbish

Less power

Water is essential to life. Two thirds of our planet is covered by water. Clean water is very important for a healthy life. Water is precious. Help to save it and keep it clean! When you have a shower use less water. When you go to the toilet do not leave the water on while you wait for it to get hot.

Less water


It could be a coincidence, but only last night they reached an agreement to extend the Kyoto Protocol. Sing for the climete wants more. It is now necessary to make this action global. The climate conference in Paris this year will be the real moment of truth. We really need to unite as many voices as possible.

Sing For The Climate is a Belgian initiative, made possible by the goodwill of many volunteers. But how was it born? In 2012 Sing For The Climate was organized in Belgium: over 380,000 people sang "Do it now"! So they created a clip that combined all the voices. This clip was shown to the Belgian Prime Minister, the Secretary of State for the Environment, the Flemish and European Environment Ministers.

Sing for the Climate

We only have one Earth

Sing for the climate

The center of this vortex is a relatively stationary region of Pacific Ocean, which allows floating waste to gather together, forming an enormous "cloud" of garbage present in the first layers of the surface ocean. The problem of plastic pollution affects the oceans around the world. All this plastic waste, a huge problem from the point of view of pollution, is a serious danger for animals.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is an accumulation of waste, especially plastic, three times the size of France. It is located in the Pacific Ocean. The accumulation was formed starting from the 80s, due to the action of the oceanic current called the North Pacific Subtropical Vortex, endowed with a particular spiral movement in a clockwise direction.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Even Bigger Than We Thought

A sea turtle entangled in a ghost net. Photo by Francis Perez

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A glossary

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