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Registered Date February 17, 2017 User ID evdofredo Read 283
School Trinity University of Asia Scranton Scholarship 2016 Graduate Scholarship
User Name Evelyn V. Dofredo
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If Mother Earth can speak,

What are the 10 things she might say to us?

by Evelyn V. Dofredo

October 23, 2009

 

My children, the earth your home, was perfectly made for you to experience my love. I have created the sun, the moon, the stars, the seas, and the sky. I created you and provided trees and animals for you to take care and to show my love in return.

 

I have given you wisdom to know what is proper and not and to continue building or creating the necessary things you need as you journey your lives. 

                                     

Every creation has its own role to play for your existence. The glaring rays of the sun will provide you brightness, the sky having different layers filters out the rays of the sun in order not to harm you because of ultraviolet radiation B skin cancer-causing, the moon that lights up the surrounding during nighttime, the air that you breathe for an intake of Oxygen, the waters that quench your thirst, the rains as a result of the natural water cycle that cool down the surrounding and water the plants, the waves of the seas perfecting its natural beauty and makes a boat to naturally sail and to effect mineral deposition, the underground heat that balances the temperature in our surrounding during cold and hot periods, the faults and the volcanoes serving as an exhaust of the underground heat, the lakes to catch the waters from watersheds, the rivers as an overflow channel of seas and lakes, the trees serving as a depository of emitted Carbon Dioxide and source of Oxygen for my children necessary for blood production and distribution, and the animals that complete the food chain and help in the reduction of solid wastes.

 

Can you not realize my children that the earth needs a balance for you to enjoy life at the fullest and to survive? Exploitation as a result of being greedy and lack of discipline will result to the destruction of your home whereby different diseases yet epidemic in nature, global warming, frequent heavy rains, and floods are occurring.

 

It is highly important now to act. Planting trees and not cutting and burning should be done primarily. We are saving the earth in this way since trees are life. The trees are primarily the carbon depository to prevent warming of the earth, it gives off oxygen necessary to sustain life, its canopies and roots are protector to prevent erosion or landslide, its fruits are food, its trunks; stems; branches; roots; and leaves are fuel, its trunk is being made as papers and tissue papers and as building materials, the green leaves refresh you, and the swaying of the leaves effect cooling of the environment. Trees support the natural water cycle preventing rapid evaporation of water from the surface consequently preventing frequent heavy rains that can saturate the soil with water leading to erosion, landslide, and flood.

 

Stop the use of non-biodegradable plastic, this will accumulate over years and the earth may become a wasteland. The indiscriminate dumping of solid wastes will lead to clogging of sewer lines causing flood and will cover the natural dissolution of oxygen in the rivers, creeks, and even oceans. Exercise segregation and recycling and composting of wastes at home and even at the workplace.

 

Stop the use of aerosols, chlorofluorocarbons, and others that will react with the ozone and lead to the thinning of its layer and as a consequence ultraviolet B radiation will hit your skin and may lead to cancer.

 

Stop unnecessary use of tissue papers and other type of papers and recycle the used papers to save trees. Exercise a paperless policy. Educate the folks in mountainous areas the importance of having trees or watersheds and not to do “kaingin” or burning of trees. Everybody must do tree- planting.

 

Avoid unnecessary use of electricity and petroleum fuel that generated Carbon Dioxide leading to climate change.

 

Stop the non environmental-friendly ways of doing things to save the earth and to save you, my children. Listen to your heart and equip yourselves with proper knowledge how to save the earth.