Essay on We Must Conserve The Environment

1272 Words Nov 13th, 2016 6 Pages
“And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it” (Gen. 2:15, King James Version). God commanded His people to be stewards unto his creations. The environment as a whole includes the land, water, air, and animals, all of which requires care and maintenance. Conserving the environment is one of the best ways to thank God for his allowance of such a great task. Christians have numerous ways to conserve and preserve the environment, such as going green, which involves reducing waste, discovering other sources of energy, and recycling reusable products.
According to a study conducted at Cornell University, an estimated 3 million people die per year due to air pollution ("Pollution Causes 40 Percent Of Deaths Worldwide, Study Finds", 2007). The pollution that kills so many people every year is caused by an abundance of waste that is being destroyed in improper ways. The result of improper waste management sends chemicals and other hazards into the air. Christians have been given the duty of taking care of the Earth. Although Christians may not be able to tend to Earth in its entirety, they are commanded to keep clean the parts that were given to them. The first way that Christians can begin to conserve or preserve the environment is to reduce the amount of waste produced. Waste is created by the rejection of unusable materials, such as plastic wrap, paper, and inedible parts of food. There are several ways to reduce waste. The first…

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