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Safety And Environment: Government Changes Happen Because Of Youfrom:
When you consider safety and environment, you have to notice the impact that humans have had on lessening the quality of the environment. Health and safety of people is directly impacted by poor environmental protection. While it may not seem like a big deal to flick a cigarette butt into the lawn, it affects everyone including the child who steps on it, the animal that eats it or the water it pollutes. When it comes to safety and environment protection, it is up to every person to do their part to change laws to encourage better protection.
How You Can Help
Look around and notice where the problems are. Pollution is one of the largest risks for safety and environment and it must be cleaned up and improved. Pollution in the form of air pollution, ground pollution, water pollution and other types all affect every person. It creates an unhealthy living space for each person. The first thing you can do is notice what problems are affecting your health and that of your neighborhood. Once you know what the problems are, you can begin to find solutions for them.
Next, make a decision about the problem. How can you improve the safety and environment of your neighborhood? Sometimes the decisions are very small; such as getting together with friends to help you clean up a park or to educate others on the ways that they can be a part of protecting the environment. There are other decisions much larger and for solutions to these problems, you often have to go higher, to government officials. Unbelievably, now is one of the best times to be talking about problems with safety and environment because of how much attention these topics get.
Before you approach government officials, be sure you have an idea or a solution, and be sure it is feasible. When you approach the government about a problem with safety and environment protection, find out what could be done to improve the problem beforehand. For example, perhaps there are local businesses wasting excessive amounts of food and you wish to keep this food out of dumpsters. Perhaps businesses can be encouraged to donate that food. The same can happen for other products heading to the landfills.
When you approach the government for improvements to safety and environment, you will see results only if you are positive, proactive and willing to offer some solution to the problem. There are many problems out there and many times the environment is left behind. Yet, with citizens who care, improvements will happen.
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