Appreciating The Value of Environment

by Heather Adams

in Environment

Post image for Appreciating The Value of Environment

When we are talking about our doings in our life, we will come to the term “value” especially when we are dealing with economic matters. The term “value” itself can be defined as “concept of worth” means the level of worthy of the thing that you do, think, get and etc. – is it something worth to get/do? And then we can see what “value” is.

In fact every single thing in our life has its own value including the environment. And we know that it is not enough to spare just 2-3 minutes to discuss deeply about this so let’s see some points on appreciating the value of environment.

Value is a measurable thing for us in our everyday life for example RM3, USD100 and etc. but how much is the value of environment? Well, it’s not something that you can count with your fingers or even super computer as when we are open our eyes for the first time in this world, environment already serves us and assists us for the purpose of our life. How? By providing oxygen for us to breathe! It’s obvious, right? But in fact some people can’t see it.

We human doesn’t create environment or natural features. It is God who gives us these amazing natural features which functions systematically as we can see with our own eyes. The river, the sea, the sky, the mountains and even a particle of soil! In fact we are the one who modified and damage it for our own purposes as it had been mentioned in The Holy Qur’an:

“Mischief has appeared on the land and sea, because of (the need) that the hands of man have earned, that (Allah) may give them a taste of some of their deeds: in order that they may turn back (from evil).” (Quran 30:41)

Environment is something that we inherit from our ancestors and we are the one who will pass the environment to our future generations. Imagine our ancestors destroyed the environment and the amazing natural features back then, do you think that we can still enjoy the beauty of the sea, mountains, rivers and other amazing features today? If we are starting to destroy the environment today, we don’t have any valuable assets anymore to be passed to our future generations and tomorrow’s needs. Means that it is our duties to protect our environment for ourselves and our next generations.

Let’s do logical mathematics: Environment dies = No respiration = No natural process = No oxygen = Human dies!

To preserve it or to destroy it? You choose!

“I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?” – Robert Redford

Leave a Comment