September 10, 2018

Mother Earth’s Top Offenders, Exposed

The Philippines is one of the 17 mega-biodiverse countries in the world, but it is also the world’s third largest contributor to ocean plastic, the country with the second highest death rate in Asia Pacific due to indoor air pollution and third highest death rate due to outdoor air pollution. It is at the top of lists that it shouldn’t be proud of.



What causes pollution in the environment? Here are the top offenders.


Sewage

You probably know that all the things that you flush go to the oceans, right? Excrements, tissues, food, and other things you throw in the drain can become food or death sentence for marine animals. Some of which eventually end up in your meal.


Carbon Monoxide (CO)

In the recent years, the number of cars sold in the Philippines has increased. Automotive vehicles are the major source of carbon monoxide – a type of air pollutant that can kill a person within minutes.



Plastics

Straws, coffee stirrers, soda and water bottles, sachets from instant coffee, shampoo, cooking oil, food seasoning and toothpaste, and other food packaging materials are classified as single-use plastics that poison our lands, waters, and animals.

Sewage, carbon monoxide, and plastics are the top destroyers of our environment, but there is another one more vicious than these three.



Humans.

It is our waste that goes to the oceans. We use the vehicles that pollute the air. We produce, use and mismanage plastics that damage the waters and the lands. We are the cause and we are experiencing its effects. Now, what are we going to do, Juan?

Non-government organizations in the country are already spearheading activities to save our environment, protect our animals and regain what we have lost. Seedling adoption for reforestation, pawikan and giant clam adoption to increase their numbers, and cats and dogs adoption to save them from abusive owners are also some of the activities being done.



Volunteering to these environmental efforts takes only Juan step. Join Juan Earth on September 29, 2018 at Bonifacio High Street Activity Center, 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City and take part in rebuilding and taking care of our environment. Juan Earth is a grassroots effort produced by Write On Track and its dedicated team of community volunteers wanting to educate and empower people to create a healthier and more sustainable world.


For more details, visit Juan Earth’s webpage at www.juanearth.com; LIKE its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JuanEarthPH; or check their updates on Instagram at www.instagram.com/juanearthph.



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