What’s The Deal With Littering Free Essay

It’s not ok to suggest that we don’t care about our environment, by littering, we are royally screwing up.

Litter can secretly destroy our health. Plastics and other garbage pieces contain highly toxic chemicals, pesticides, and dioxins. If waste sits in water it spoils the quality and the contaminated water evaporates, so whatever was in the trash is now in the air that we breathe. Also, it attracts bacteria and viruses which lead to vermin, and the germs can be passed on to animals that eat it. The most common and most dangerous littered items are Cigarette butts; by looking closely, you can count at least 20 within about 5 feet in downtown areas and they contain chemicals that seep into the air. When you breathe in, you may be ingesting cigarette chemicals, so they are harmful, even if you don’t smoke.

Not only is litter toxic, but also dangerous and bad for tourism. Sidewalks and streets lined with garbage is not a good look for us. I was walking around Toronto on a day trip and the streets and subways are so gross, but, they are not only eyesores, there’s a stench radiating from the garbage. Litter negatively affects the image of places which results in affected tourism industries. But besides the looks, litter is also dangerous causing accidents on roads, damaging surroundings when thrown out of vehicles, and even causing fires. Litter is not friendly;

And it’s not eco-friendly either. Nearly all trash ends up in the ocean. In fact, 9 billion tons of litter are dumped there every year, and a 2014 study estimates that there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. All the waste gathers into ‘trash islands’ like the familiar Great Pacific garbage patch, but scientists have confirmed that there are actually 4 more just like it. I wouldn’t want to live there and neither do the marine animals. It’s so bad that one million birds and 100 thousand sea animals are killed yearly as a result of being trapped in or eating this litter. Items like plastic bags can be mistaken for food.

This issue can be controlled and it should. It’s really simple and you can literally make the world a better place. So, just stop littering, and if you see some litter in the wrong place, do the right thing and pick it up. The world will thank you.

“I Am Malala” Summary

The story I am Malala, written by Christian Lamb and Malala Yousafazi, starts with Malala telling us about her unique childhood in her hometown of Swat Valley, Pakistan. With Malala’s father, Ziauddin being the principle of a school, education was always a major priority in their family. Malala’s father’s school was doing very well and she was always at the top of her class and had very little classmates that could challenge her.

The only contenders that could come close were her best friend Moniba, and her adversary, Malka-e-Noor. However, after 9/11 and a devastating earthquake, power in Pakistan would change and Malala’s ability to be educated would be challenged by the Taliban. The Taliban are a brutal, fundamentalist religious group (1). When the Taliban came to Swat Valley, it was led by a man named Fazlullah. There first order of business was implementing many extremist rules. Some of these rules are CDs, DVDs, and TVs were not allowed in the home, women must remain in purdah, and girls could not be educated. With her dad owning a school and Malala’s love for education, this last rule was unacceptable. Malala and her father began to speak out against the Taliban and Malala also started a journal writing about a girl controlled by the Taliban. The Pakistan army attempted to make a peace deal with the Taliban, however, this deal did not last. The Taliban became so intolerable that many people left Swat Valley. Malala’s family attempted to stay for as long as they could, but ultimately they left. They became IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons), living outside of Swat for three months before they were able to return. (2) When they returned to the Valley, Malala started to get more and more recognition for her advocacy for girls education as well as her father’s for also speaking out with her. Sadly, Malala became the Taliban’s next target.

When Malala was on the bus on the way to school, a man stopped the bus, asked who Malala was, and brutally shot her in the face. Malala was taken to a hospital and given an operation that fixed the missing part of her skull from the bullet. People from all over the world sent letters and pictures wishing Malala well and a fast recovery. While Malala was in the hospital a pair of British doctors decided that she would not be safe in the hospital that she was currently in and she was then moved to Birmingham, UK. When her family had settled and the worst was behind them, the family decided to stay in Birmingham. Malala’s tragic story gave her more fame and a bigger platform that she used and continues to use to speak about equal opportunities for girls educations. With all the activism Malala had done she rightfully became the youngest person to win the Nobel peace prize at the age of 16.

Malala And Girls Education

Malalas Journey on Education

Malala is a activist who fights for girls education. When she was in Pakistan she was shot by the Taliban for sticking up for girls education. She worked really had n trying to get her point heard and most people heard it. She has made books and done other things to get the problem with girls education heard

Malala and the Taliban

Malala has been sticking up for girls education for a long time and with this comes people who want t stop her when she was 15 she was shot by the Taliban and was sent to the hospital. She was flown out to Queen Elizabeth hospital to get treated. She recovered after — months. She eventually got back to school but remained in England. Malala is currently 22 years old after recovering and then continuing her journey on helping all girls get an education.

Malala has always been a hard worker. She has gone to many protest and even worked through getting shot. Malala spoke at the youth takeover of the United Nations she said”I don’t know where to begin my speech. I don’t know what people would be expecting me to say. But first of all, thank you to God for whom we all are equal and thank you to every person who has prayed for my fast recovery and a new life. I cannot believe how much love people have shown me. I have received thousands of good wish cards and gifts from all over the world. Thank you to all of them. Thank you to the children whose innocent words encouraged me. Thank you to my elders whose prayers strengthened me.”

“I would like to thank my nurses, doctors and all of the staff of the hospitals in Pakistan and the UK and the UAE government who have helped me get better and recover my strength. I fully support Mr Ban Ki-moon the Secretary-General in his Global Education First Initiative and the work of the UN Special Envoy Mr Gordon Brown. And I thank them both for the leadership they continue to give. They continue to inspire all of us to action.”said Malala

She has also wrote books. For example i am Malala: how one girl changed the world in 2013 she also wrote I am Malala:the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban, we are displaced, Malala’s magic pencil, and many more

Malala is a hard worker and has persevered through a lot. She continues to work hard to make sure every girl gets and education.

Malala works hard to fix the problem but the problem still continues. Girls education is a problem all over the world many girls are out of school and there are many causes to that. Family’s are at risk forcing people out of school. The BBC has done research about 10 places that struggle with education the most.

BBC.com has provided this information about 10 country’s That struggle with education. Number 1 is South Sudan. South Sudan has been facing violence and many family’s have been forced to leave their homes leaving 3/4 of the girls out of primary school. Next would be Central African Republic. They don’t have enough teachers to teach all the kids. That leaves 80 students for 1 teacher. In Niger only 17% of girls are literate from ages 15-24 in Afghanistan boys get the chance to go to school before girls so not many girls are in school. Number 5 is chad. They have social and economic barriers preventing girls from getting an education. In Mali only 38% of the girls that live there make it through primary school. Or girls over the age of 25 in Guinea, the average Time in school is less than a year. Only 1% of girls in Burkina Faso finish secondary school. In Liberia almost 2/3 of the people that should be in primary school aren’t. In Ethiopia every two and five girls are married before the age of 18 crushing any chance of them getting in education.

The UN has done some research on these 10 countries and found out that even though there’s 600 million kids in schools in those 10 countries they have learned really close to nothing and we’ve made “almost zero progress”.

A report stated that with over 130 million girls out of school the world has lost over “130 million possible engineers, entrepreneurs, teachers, and politicians that could have changed the world” most of the education lost is because of poverty, ill health, nutrition, and displacement from war and conflict.

Girls education has been a problem for a long time and it’s a problem that needs to be fixed. Based on the information we have received we haven’t made any progress and we have to do something to fix the problem.