Humans are not the only inhabitants of the planet earth, but their activities mostly affect every other inhabitant. Human beings, being the higher animal, discovered fire and made several technological advancements that have improved the quality of life and standards of living of their specie, but in the process, has had adverse effects on other animals, plants and the planet itself. The amount of pollutants that is released into the water bodies has changed its ecology, making some animals and organisms completely extinct and some others not so far behind. What’s more, development of structures and buildings have necessitated the clearing of a lot of spaces to make way for human accommodation, reducing numbers of trees and other plants in areas mostly inhabited by man, which is one of the major causes of global warming. There are many organizations who realized the need for intentional efforts in preserving the environment. These organizations serve as gatekeepers to the society, calling for preservative actions for plants and animals, asking corporations to take responsibility for their immediate environment, demanding for policy changes that will make people at all levels pay attention to the preservation of the planet at different levels. Over time, these initiatives have successfully lead to the mainstreaming of ideologies like ethical sourcing of products, reduction in the use of chemicals for production, awareness around Genetically Modified Organisms, call for actions for animal right and care, environmental health and pollution awareness, and many more.
About The National Trust
The National Trust is a European conservation charity that was founded in 1895 by Octavia Hill, Hardwicke Rawnsley and Sir Robert Hunter. The Trust cares for natural and historic properties, ensuring that the nation’s coastline, countryside, green spaces and historic sites are well conserved for the benefit of all living things.
Products and Services of The National Trust
The National Trust covers Natural Wildlife, Heritage, Land and Landscape and Food. The Trust claims to have opened more than 135 gardens and as well as about 200 coast and countryside car parks in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. The Trust presently cares for over 250,000 hectares of farmland, 780 miles of coastline and 500 historic properties, nature reserves and gardens, with the aim to make the world net zero carbon by 2030 by creating 25,000 hectares of wildlife habitats by 2025 and opening up green corridors for people and nature near towns and cities.