should be responsible for protecting the
as there is nothing much that individuals can do about
problem. In my opinion, the responsibility to protect the
should not fall upon
alone because ordinary citizens can make a significant contribution.
can urge the government to impose new laws against actions that damage the
, one of the major factors leading to environmental pollution is the overuse of plastic products, like bottles and bags, and
can be stopped if the government issues an official ban on all companies from using plastic packaging.
, the rate of deforestation can
be reduced if high-ranking bureaucrats agree to impose strict punishments,
as long-term imprisonment and heavy fines, on those who cut down trees illegally.
introducing and enforcing new laws and regulations, I doubt that there is any
can take to protect the
On the other hand
, I believe that ordinary
, through small, everyday actions, can
greatly contribute to protecting the
, citizens in many countries, like the Netherlands, have now shifted towards using bicycles and subway trains for their daily travel
of cars, which has so far helped reduce a tremendous amount of CO2 released into the air, and improved air quality.
, the problem of polluted oceans has
been tackled in many places thanks to groups of young
who voluntarily spend their time cleaning up beaches
or even diving into
to pick up trash.
, many students in Nha Trang, a coastal city
Vietnam, spent nearly their whole summer holiday in 2018 keeping the beaches of their hometown clean by collecting all the trash from tourists
from entering certain areas to
them from littering.
In conclusion, I hold the view that
alone cannot deal with all environmental problems, and
make a contribution to protecting our