Give a Hoot Don’t Pollute

Madison Napolitano, Reporter

”I do support recycling” and “I care about our planet and species.” These are a few quotes on how our planet is being treated. However, does speaking in favor of the against these actions actually change the severe actions that are damaging our world? I don’t think so. Many others agree and are taking extreme actions in order to save our planet.

“Pollution is the process of making land, water, air or other parts of the environment dirty and unsafe or unsuitable to use,” according to “Toxic pollution affects more than 200 million people worldwide, according to Pure Earth, a non-profit environmental organization.”
Most Americans are unaware of how pollution affects us and it might be too late until we finally decide what’s best, even if it means losing money and ruining certain businesses that thrive by creating pollution. If the option is a clean and healthy environment or watching our planet rapidly falling apart, I choose to make a change.

“Must we wait for selection to solve the problems of overpopulation, exhaustion of resources, pollution of the environment and a nuclear holocaust, or can we take explicit steps to make our future more secure?” said American psychologist B.F. Skinner. “In the latter case, must we not transcend selection?”

Wantagh High School’s W.A.R.R club collects plastic bottles from classrooms after school and then recycles all the bottles that are collected.
”Pollution is a serious problem and needs an immediate solution at once,” says junior Marisa Colombi.