Is protecting the environment useful? Everyone who dedicates themselves to protect the environment may have been asked this question. The use of useless may be the best answer to this question. Many people think what we’ve done now is useless, since they can’t see the breaking wave caused by the movement of protecting the environment. However, the purpose of protecting the environment is not letting others see the spray we’ve caused, but to make every single pebble because the foundation filling up the sea.
4.22, earth day, a high-profile day. In OCAC-Suzhou, there is such a community, diligent, high school youth dedicated to environmental protection, that is Environmental Protection Group (EPC).
EPC, one of the earliest societies, one of the most "mediocre" group, one of the most thankless group club. From the 10th grade to now, there have been a lot of questions and taunts. We all know that environmental protection will not be effective in the short term, but we still insist on doing it. Have you ever questioned whether our actions can make any changes to the environment? Have you ever questioned the EPC? In three minutes, your doubts will be answered.
Q: What can EPC do except picking up garbage? EPC have done many artifact, aren’t they wha every households can do?
A: Picking up garbage is only a part of environmental protection, a starting point, and the ultimate goal is to arouse people's awareness of environmental protection. Only when we do it by ourselves and appeal others at the same time, can we talk about environmental protection in reality, rather than in vain. Many people think that garbage collection is too trivial to do, but it is precisely because of this view that environmental protection has been unable to make any progress. In addition, the Suzhou government's call for the implementation of the recycling policy is also giving us a certain opportunity to conform to the times and call for environmental protection. As for the waste utilization, it's a helpless move to appeal for recycling by making artworks. Environmental awareness can only be influenced by imperceptible influence. We have no right to make or even change laws. We can only provide some explanations and basic information by making artworks, so as to promote the environmental awareness of members of environmental protection society, and at the same time let those who see these artworks have a moment of inspiration Feeling, let the people who hear our explanation touch a little. We do not deny the simplicity of the art we make, but we insist on defending the original intention of our actions and forge ahead for environmental protection.
Q: Can what we do right now make a difference to the environment?
A: The honest answer is "don't know.". In the short term, no one knows the results of environmental protection. Many people think that the critical point of the environment is only fallacy. History has predicted the collapse of the world environment many times, but history has proved that the progress of science and technology can be made dangerous again and again. However, from the perspective of economics, environment is a long-term investment process, in which different stakeholders' participation plays a crucial role. Many people think that environmental protection agencies, as for the country, are only useless in the world. Because we can't see the water flowers aroused by our actions, the purpose of environmental protection is not to let others see the water flowers we inspire, but to fill the sea - the destruction of the environment by using the falling stones through generations of efforts. Indeed, everyone has a very weak power, and I am not willing to persuade you with "people gather firewood and flame high". But the only thing I can be sure is that although we can not make any changes to the environment now, if everyone is indifferent, we will not make any changes to the environment.
Q: I’m gonna die in the future, alone, so how does the environmental problem hundred years later matter to me?
A: It really doesn't matter, but we need to remember that people don't exist independently, and self-interest is inevitable. But in society, we need to remember that we have the obligation to consider for the next generation and make modest efforts to improve. We are enjoying high technology and rich material life, but we take everything for granted and forget that everything we have now is brought about by the struggle and innovation of our predecessors. Many people say that history is a closed loop, but compared with this, history is a spiral ladder. It is for the sake of social progress and for the sake of people who have nothing to do with themselves to live a better life that generations go back to work hard and struggle. We are now recycling, water and electricity saving these small moves, why not give the latecomers a better environment to struggle to create a better era?
It's not a day's work to cultivate the awareness of environmental protection, and it's not a moment's thought to protect the environment. Three years ago, the environmental protection agency was a group of people doing the trivial work of recycling. Three years later, it was a group of people trying different ways to appeal, educate the public, and investigate the exhibition and role of Suzhou Environmental Protection Bureau. They realized that although there were many environmental protection exhibitions, the purpose was only to make a fake signboard and to do the superficial work of environmental protection, but it was undeniable that the existence of these superficial works was necessary Only in the process of continuous struggle, repeated attempts and failures, those participants' awareness of environmental protection will take a step closer, and those who watch us stagger forward will be more willing to believe that there are people in the world who are actually contributing to the protection of the environment.