By Taylor Mohrfeld
I can help protect God’s creation at my home by recycling trash. This will help lower the amount of trash at the landfills. It would also help keep the environment clean and safe for the animals. I can take my old clothes to the second-hand store or to Goodwill. By doing this, I will not only be recycling my clothes by not throwing them away, but I will also be helping the poor by giving them clothing. Conserving water is another way to better protect God’s creation. There is only so much water in God’s world and I should do my part to save what I can.
At my parish I can help protect God’s creation by giving money. This will help keep the church from shutting down and help good causes. I can also donate my time. By doing this I can possibly go to neighborhoods and pick up trash on the side of the road. I could also visit the elderly to help them feel less lonely. The best way I can help protect God’s creation at my parish is by prayer.
I can better protect the creation of God at my school by joining a club. There are many clubs, but I could join one that attempts to stop littering and to lower pollution. This one little club could turn into something huge. I could also get the message out that we need to take better care of our earth.
Also, at school this year my partner and I did a science fair project on how to lower the carbon dioxide level in our atmosphere by planting ornamental flowers. Although I did this project at school, it is something that every house in America could do to help stop global warming. This would definitely help protect God’s creation.
(Taylor Mohrfeld is a seventh-grader at Holy Trinity Catholic Junior/Senior High School in Fort Madison and a member of St. James Parish in St. Paul.)