There is a saying that children and students are the best hope of every nation. And as for me, I truly believe students do hold a great potential for the change and improvement of each country because in their young age many things have been developed such as quickening of transportation, long-distance and real time communication and many more that saves time for everyone, which they can utilize on thinking of way how could they help the people in their place. But, their potential doesn’t unlock when they get old, that even if they are young they have some capabilities to join and help the country like having participation on issues of our environment.
Basically, the problem in our environment have many causes and primarily the reason is because of human act. We have taken for granted many things and thus, making us irresponsible person most especially on taking care of our environment. Humans, in their venture on creating technology and discovering many things, have hold a great backfire towards the nature composing on many effects like the gravely change of climate, destruction of animals natural habitat, and a lot more that we can see and experience today. But all hope is not gone, as long as we have life there are something we can do particularly the next generation, or the students of today. These students can do their part on environment if they truly understand the current situation we are facing, that is why administration of schools have been pushing educating them about the possibilities of human irresponsible attitude towards nature. Among the lessons, being taught in the subject of protecting the environment is recycling of materials. Students have many materials that are using such as paper, pens, colouring materials, boards, and others which there are times that they just dispose them even if there are still possible things to be made out of them. Recycling is a helpful way of minimizing the volume of waste in our environment by maximizing the utilization of each things we get into our hand. Students can also practice the proper waste disposal and the segregation of waste. This is the most important act that everyone in this planet should do, because if we throw away our garbage on random places like in the side of the road, in rivers or what-so-ever location we can want too, eventually those waste can piled up until it is hard to control anymore. That is why we students, as early, as possible be, learn that we are accountable of our actions towards our environment. Then, in our way of disposing our things we should follow the segregation of waste from materials that are bio-degradable and non-bio-degradable, or from plastics, metals and papers. If students have discipline enough to follow these, then waste management can be an easy task too since most waste that are gathered are already categorised. Students also, in a way, can join community service that promotes the clean-up and preservation of environment like cleaning the park, river side, and seaside. Being able to join on such activity is a great opportunity on showing how students can protect environment in their young age. In some opportunity in their academic class, they are asked to design a research or invention that is related to saving and protecting environment that then lead to many products that are currently being deployed and furthermore studied.
Although, there are a lot more way or methods that students can express their role on environment I chose to discuss the most basics and important ones because students can do these things on their own without being told to. It is without a doubt, that students have a great capability to save the planet if they truly understood what chaos it will happen when we let greediness and undisciplined acts remains.