Central Idea: To help clean up our earth by persuading people to stop littering.
My goal for this not to tell you what to do or tell you how to live your life.
It is merely to inform you on a major issue that has gotten worse throughout the years.
I want you all to imagine a world where every step you take, you step on a piece of garbage.
A world where our ecosystems and different habitats are being destroyed because of the products we were to lazy to properly dispose of.
According to my source www.litteritcostyou.org, 9 million tons of litter ends up in our oceans every year.
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Up to 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine animals die each year.
Our highways is the most common place for us to litter.
There is about 52 billion pieces of litter cluttering the roads along our highways.
How does this affect us? Simple.
Littering cost money
From my source scienceleadership.org, the US alone pays up to 11.5 billion dollar per year cleaning up trash we leave behind.
Littering also attracts rodents, which carry different disease which can get passed along to humans.
Plus littering could potentially be a fire hazard.
Now that you know a little bit about the effects littering has on our environment, let's talk about what we can do to help improve our situation.
According to my audience analysis 83% of the people in this class would volunteer to pick up litter of community service.
Which is good because volunteering to take care of our environment is just one way we can take action and help.
Another way to help is signing up which a program to help fight against littering
An example would be Newnan’s Cigarette Litter Prevention Program.
Information can be found on www.littercostyou.org