- from Conservation
About half the land in this country is farmland. About a third is national parks and forests.
The rest? It’s cities, towns, industrial parks, lakes, rivers, and streams.
Right now, our whole planet is in trouble. Do you know why? It’s us. We’re the problem. We’re eating, burning, drinking, trashing, and just using too much. We’re changing the planet a lot. And not all the changes we’re making are good. In fact, a lot of them are really bad.
Yes, people are a problem for Earth. But we’re also part of the solution. We can take care of our planet. Taking care of Earth means taking care of its land, water, plants, animals, and air. Everyone—including you—has a part to play. That’s where conservation comes in. Conservation is a word that means protecting and managing Earth’s natural resources.