Some people say that protecting the environment is the government’s responsibility. Others believe that every individual should take responsibility for it. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

The
environment
has become a major concern over the
last
couple decades, resulting in several debates on who should be responsible for ensuring its sustenance for our future generations. In
this
essay, we will discuss the point of views of establishing where the responsibility for the protection of the nature lies. There is a strong argument that individually we cannot contribute materially to the cause of preserving our
environment
because it encompasses several areas where individual efforts become futile. Some examples are factories that are emitting hazardous gases in our air or dumping dangerous materials in our rivers. If we want to take
this
up as an individual we cannot be expected to be able to prevent
this
from happening. One could argue that if each shareholder puts pressure on the companies that they own
this
could lead to building up of pressure for being more responsible,
this
, unfortunately, is not workable because usually the companies are mostly owned by funds that are managed by professionals, seeking profit and the
environment
is very low on their priority list. The above leads us to deduct that if
this
movement of preserving our
environment
is a collaborative effort by the
government
and general public we stand a better chance of being successful. The
government
should provide the legal infrastructure to control the natural instinct of profiteering, of all investment institutions; with
this
, the individual efforts could start making the difference. Continuing the above example, if an individual member of the society notices that same happening in his or her surroundings, he or she can call on an implementation agency that would tackle the factory emitting hazardous gases and dumping dangerous materials. Examples of these implementation agencies include
Environment
control desk in the city office, environmental inspectors who randomly visit
such
factories and are empowered under the law to impose a fine or completely seal the production facility found in violation of the rules. The responsibility surely seems to be tilting towards the actions of individuals supported through
government
agencies and legislative framework,
thus
, in my opinion, the combined efforts of the
government
and public would be more effective.
This
should not,
however
, be interpreted as being absolved from keeping our
environment
clean and we can through cans and other non-degradable materials on the beach.
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