The Need for Conservation

This week’s blog was written by Sinclaire O., a Bucktails alumni. She shares why we need to unite together to conserve the environment.

Change is something that doesn’t come easily in our society, and we tend to become intransigent in the way we think, act, or do. We stick with the mindset that the old way is the only way. People continuously repeat history; consequently, our way of life doesn’t improve. As Thomas Paine wonderfully said, “A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.” We need to challenge the past, even if we belabor over it for years. Instead of mimicking the old, we shall create the new.

Polar bear from Toronto Zoo (Vulnerable to Extinction)
Giraffe from Toronto Zoo (Vulnerable to Extinction)
South African Penguin from Lehigh Valley Zoo (Endangered)
Eastern juvenile Newt from Lacawac Sanctuary (Least Concerned)

There are many pressing crises that need our change of behavior now and for us to stop being taciturn. Our Earth, our home, is dying; we are not doing enough to even temporize the effects of our actions. The amount of harm done to our environment is enough for us to substantiate a fight against our past generations. By speaking out, we can change our mundane behavior. We must stay unified in the fight for our Earth and future. If we don’t do anything now and stay in our unyielding ways, what will be left for the future of life?

The photos used in this blog belong to the author.