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Write-up ini, adalah text yang diolahnya sendiri, yang digunakannya untuk contest Public Speaking yang dianjurkan oleh sekolahnya hari ini, yang dengannya telah menobatkannya menjuarai contest itu, dan selanjutnya dia terpilih untuk mewakili sekolah...
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A very good morning to the honourable judges, the ever supportive teachers and my fellow friends. My topic today is ‘5 Ways to Help Save The Environment’.
We can all make a difference when it comes to saving the environment. Its the small thing we do that makes a big impact. Here are some simple changes that we can do in our everyday life to ensure that our planet recovers from the wounds that we inflicted on it.
Step 1, Walk sometimes. You don’t have to take your car everywhere you go. If your workplace or school is in walking distance, or you can ride a bicycle to get there, then do it. Not only are you helping to save the planet, but at the same time you’re exercising and helping yourself to stay healthy and fit. Most big cities that have the worst traffic jams also have bicycle paths and walking trails. You’d be suprised how much more convenient they were for you.
Step 2, Pick it up! People litter, that’s just the way it is. You’ll see plastic bottles, cigarette packs all lying on the ground. It won’t hurt or inconvenience you at all to pick it up as you walk by. If you see a plastic bag blowing by you, grab it and put it in the nearest trash bin. Most places have recycling bins set up all over the place. Sure, its not your fault that some people just don’t care. But you do! Show it by caring for Mother Earth.
Step 3, Use less energy at home. Whether you work from home or you just like to lounge around watching television, there are all sorts of ways you can conserve energy at home and do your part to save the environment. If you’re using the computer, you don’t need to switch the light on because the computer provides enough light. And if it doesn’t, open the shades and let the light in. But don’t forget! Switch off the computer after you’re done using it.
Step 4, Use less paper. Do you know how many trees are cut down a year just to make paper? Thats right. 3 to 6 billion trees per year. So, use both sides of each paper you use. You can also use pencil instead of a pen. That way if you make mistakes, you will be able to erase it. This is especially useful when doing math problems and while you’re drawing and this way we can absolutely conserve the usage of paper.
Last but not least, is Step 5. Recycle! If you have some old newspapers or plastic bottles that you don’t need anymore don’t throw them away! You can always bring them to the recycling center to be recycled into new materials. But not all things can be recycled. Things which contains chemicals like lightbulbs and batteries are not recyclable but intead they are dangerous and hazardous. Recycling items containing toxic chemicals is not doing the environment a favour. Its even more polluting.
Saving the invironment is not a hard thing to do, so why not start now? With that I end my speech, thank you.