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Looking After The Environment Essay Writing

Caring For Our Environment

To take care of our bodies, we eat well, exercise and make sure to get enough sleep. That's our internal environment. The environment that surrounds us -- the air, soil, water and ecosystems -- is equally important for our health and the health and well being of others.

We Can Protect the Environment Around Us:

  • By reducing consumption and recycling, we reduce the costs and environmental burden of waste.
  • By driving less and instead taking transit, walking and cycling, we improve air quality as well as our own health and fitness.
  • By pitching in to clean up, restore and enhance local waterways, shorelines and other ecosystems, we can help native plants and wildlife to flourish
  • Other tips to care for our environment at home, at school and in the office include natural gardening practices, conserving water and proper waste disposal and recycling

Everyone, from government to individuals of all ages and abilities, can play an important role as stewards of the environment. Burnaby is fortunate to have many dedicated community volunteers who have made a big difference in protecting and enhancing environmentally significant sites throughout the City.    

Key municipal documents that address environmental stewardship and education include the Official Community Plan (OCP) Environment Section, the State of the Environment Report (SOER) and the recently completed Social Sustainability Strategy.


Environment Committee

The City of Burnaby’s Environment Committee is an endorsed citizens committee of Mayor and Council that addresses issues related to the environment. Members of the public may speak before the Committee after submitting a written request to the Committee’s Secretary (Administrative Officer) seven working days prior to a Committee Meeting. The written request must include the name of the speaker and the topic to be discussed. This is referred to as Appearing as a Delegation.

Environment Committee Meetings normally take place on the second Tuesday of the month.  See also the Boards and Committee Meeting Schedules. Members of the public may also serve as Citizen Representatives on the Environment Committee. Find out more on How to Become a Committee Member or contact the Clerks Department for more information.

Environmental Events

The City of Burnaby supports and promotes a number of environmental events throughout the year. These events are valuable occasions for Burnaby residents and the public to discover Burnaby’s many natural assets, learn how they can help, and celebrate achievements.

Burnaby’s Environment Week takes place in early June each year with a number of eco-friendly activities around the City. Burnaby’s Environment Awards Program is an annual tradition that recognizes Burnaby individuals and groups that have made significant contributions. 

World Rivers Day in late September is an annual event that celebrates the historic, cultural, economic and environmental importance of waterways both locally and around the globe.

Other local environmental events:

Visit the Festivals and Events and Calendar of Events pages for more event information.  

Jennifer Atchison Environmental Centre

The Jennifer Atchison Environmental Centre is a community facility sponsored in partnership between the City of Burnaby and Burnaby School District 41. It provides space and resources for students, teachers and interested community groups regarding environmental activities in a classroom setting. The Centre is located on the grounds of Stoney Creek Community School at 2730 Beaverbrook Crescent, Burnaby near Lougheed Town Centre. Contact the Stoney Creek Community School Coordinator at 604-664-8845 for more information.

Previously described as the Burnaby Environmental Classroom, the Centre has recently been renamed for Jennifer Atchison, (1938-2010) an environmental stewardship champion and member of the Stoney Creek Environment Committee.

Environmental Programs and Initiatives

The City of Burnaby has a broad range of Environmental Programs and Initiatives including the Burnaby Streamkeepers Program.

Additional Resources


Air Quality

Climate Change

Energy Conservation

In this argumentative essay will discuss nature protection and why it’s important.

The Earth is the only planet man can ever call home. Therefore, he must love and take care of it. This is the place where plants and animals thrive, its atmosphere and its terrain providing what man needs in order to live.

When man refuses to acknowledge his responsibility to care for nature, destruction occurs. Devastation happens either by omission or commission. Animals disappear and become endangered or extinct because of irresponsible hunting. Plant life is essentially destroyed by incessant cutting of trees and burning of grasslands. The atmosphere is being damaged by pollution. Global warming destroys land masses as the sea rises because of increasing temperatures. It even causes the growth and rapid spread of different kinds of bacteria and viruses. There are people who are directly responsible for the devastation in our surroundings while there are also people who do not even think about it.

An essay about nature protection should serve to remind people that it is not too late to care for the environment. While the Earth’s ozone layer cannot be made whole again, man can prevent its further ruin by addressing the issues of pollution and global warming. While we cannot bring back animal species that have become extinct, we can still protect endangered ones and make sure that other animals are out of harm’s way. Reforestation is likewise not impossible. Animals and plants also face risks because man destroys their natural habitats and kills them. The changes in nature force certain species of animals to either adapt or die. The bacterial and chemical contamination of water systems as well as oil explorations endangers both animal and plant life. The Earth is a paradise and man should care about it in significant ways – big and small.

While man’s purpose is to improve the economy and have ample supply, the machineries and systems that he creates devastate the environment. Eventually, this defeats the purpose of living on the planet. The Earth is made for co-habitation and the pursuit of man’s advancement of technology and biodiversity should not destroy all other things that thrive on it. Nature provides what man needs and man should be responsible to take care of nature. If man wants later generations to enjoy living on the planet, he should be responsible to protect it now.

It is never too late. While one person may not make a big impact on the environment by himself, the collective simple efforts of many concerned people can help conserve nature. Everyone should do their share.

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