Happy World environment day!
Today (June 5th) is World Environment Day. It is a day to bring awareness to ways we can help our environment. There's a lot of people talking about single use plastic (which I'm passionate about) but what I want to talk about planting trees and saving forests. Without trees we don't have a healthy environment, without a healthy environment humans and wildlife will suffer.
We cut down forests to make paper, toilet paper and tissues. When we do this animals loose their habitat. It forces them on to roads and into suburbia, looking for food and new homes. They get hit by cars, attacked by dogs and die from starvation.
We also don't use Reflex Ultra White copy paper because we know it comes from mountain ash trees in our Central Highlands of Victoria (less than an hour from our home). So be sure to also think about the paper you, your work or your school uses. EVERY bit we use from recycled or sustainable materials WILL make a difference and WILL save trees.
If you can plant trees- be sure to find out what wildlife is in the area and what trees can help them. This is me at the You Yangs in Victoria last year where I helped Koala Clancy plant more than 2,000 trees for future koala habitat.
So before you next buy toilet paper or tissues why not give recycled a go?
Don't blow your nose or wipe your bum with a tree!! I don't!
My name is Libby and I am 13 years old. I am a Koala Crusader- raising money and awareness for our VULNERABLE koala's and spreading messages about our wildlife that we are lucky enough to live WITH. These are stories written by ME!