Schools should also focus on sustainability.
I believe our planet’s future relies on the children. If we are to make this a better place, we need to prepare the future adults. Children need to learn about the causes that contribute to our planet’s deterioration.
Not many children know about sustainability issues. In fact, many in ignorance contribute to this problem by throwing away plastic bottles, letting water faucets open, and hurting animals. Schools need to create programs that can educate students about these issues. Children in elementary can learn the importance of taking care of resources like water and energy. In addition, teachers can do activities that encourage children to conserve these resources. Furthermore, schools can become recycle centers that collect items (like plastic bottles) that children bring from their homes to school. Older children can even adopt a park or a beach to pick up garbage. Also, children can learn to appreciate food by growing a garden in school. Trips to the zoo can focus on animals that are becoming extinct and the factors that are contributing to their disappearance.
If sustainability issues are taught in schools our future in this planet can be a better one. Let’s not wait until is too late to do something about it.