- Sustainable Development
We already have government departments that manage our land, water, air and wildlife. But here's the catch. If it's going to work properly, everyone must practise sustainable development.
- Adopt an Ecosystem
In any area — a pond, meadow, or your backyard — water, soil, air and living things form an ecosystem. Your ecosystem includes the sunshine, air, water, land, food, house and friends you depend on to keep you healthy and happy.
- Set an Example
Guess what? Your schoolyard is an ecosystem, too. It's a great place for play at recess, but it can be much more than that. It's a perfect spot to practise sustainable development. Why not use it to create an ecology study centre for wildlife?
- Plant a Million Trees
One small but important thing everyone can do for wildlife is plant a tree.
- Create Wild Places
Growing wildflowers from seeds can be quite successful, especially summer meadow flowers.
- Maintain Wild Spaces
Remember, now that you are committed to sustainable development, you have become a caretaker of your ecosystem.
- Save the Gene Pool
There are many reasons why we need to conserve the genetic diversity on our planet. Every species has a role in nature, even if we don't know what it is right now.
- Recycle Resources
The next time you're about to drop a sheet of paper or a tin can into the wastepaper basket, for example, why not think about dropping it in a recycling bin instead? Recycling things like paper, glass and tin makes an amazing difference for wildlife.
- Help Reduce Pollution
Pollution is everywhere. Some forms occur naturally, such as acid rain falling when volcanoes erupt. That's called ecological pollution, and we really can't do anything about it. However, most pollution that harms people and wildlife is caused by humans!
- Educate Your Community
So you've decided to create an ecology study centre in your schoolyard. You can use this chance to do some teaching yourselves! Let the community know what you're up to and how important it is that we all practise sustainable development.