Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 11:02:09 AM
In the wild, there are many alluring sightseeing location throughout the world. From Grand Canyon to Yosemite to Yellowstone, each location has its unique aspects. Nature has inspired me to be to be more eco-friendly.
As a Boy Scout, I tend to go hiking in the outdoors more often than the average person. I remember when I was on one of my first hikes at Point Reyes. As my troop walked on one of the many trails we came across a patch of land that began deforestation due to the destruction of the ecosystem. I was shocked at the fallen trees and dead plants. My troop immediately stopped and we talked about what was happening to this particular part of the wilderness and why it is happening. We voted that action within our troop had to be taken place.
It was then, when my troop started becoming extremely eco-friendly. We recycled all of our plastic items such as plastic bottles, plastic utensil, and paper bags and we actually stopped buying these plastic items. In addition we had a meeting on the changes that we were having such as, we were no longer providing plastic water bottles and we were no longer providing plastic utensils for people to use on outings. We persuaded the scouts to go to sporting stores to buy Nalgene water bottles and metal utensils for outings so the scouts can reuse them over and over again. We figured out that if we reduced the amount of plastic that we used then these plastic companies would figure out that the demand of plastic bottles of water and plastic utensils are lowered so the companies should lower the production rate. And if these companies lower their production rate then there would be a lesser amount of pollutions emitted into the air. And if there is lesser amount of pollutions emitted into the air, the chances for acid rain would be lowered and deforestation would be a rare thing.
After this trip to Point Reyes, my troop and I have become inspired by nature to be more eco-friendly.