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The question that is before us is rather complex What is my lifes meaning as an ecological being on the Planet Earth In this essay I will attempt to explore three aspects of my life as they pertain to the environment and the ecological footprint that I have left and while leave in the future This will be achieved through exploring three important aspects of my life as they relate to the environment Consumption Career and Speaking Up The first aspect I will explore of my life as it relates to my ecological footprint is consumption How much we consume can determine a large portion of our environmental impact As a consumer I currently spend little time caring about the impact that my purchases and actions have the environment Perhaps one thing that I do is have my groceries put into plastic bags instead of paper bags This cuts down on the demand for trees to be cut down for making paper bags If everyone used plastic bags the demand for paper bags would go significantly down in effect the demand for trees being cut down could go slightly down However the creation of plastic for grocery bags also creates waste which is harmful for the environment Therefore there is no easy answer to even the simplest of choices as they relate to our environment Whenever I purchase groceries I usually dont take into account the materials my groceries are packaged in tins plastic paper cardboard there is little difference in my mind Perhaps a goal for myself should be to explore which of these options is least harmful for our environment and strive to purchase my food products that are packaged accordingly One thing that I do consider when I purchase paper for school and for my printer is whether or not it is recycled I always try to purchase items that are recycled Sometimes they may cost slightly more but its worth
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