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Introduction

What did “environment” mean for a Roman soldier? What will “environment” mean for an alien? And what does it mean for you?

Probably all the answers are completely different because society has changed a lot over time. Roman society didn’t have pollution or plastic bottles, while in the future maybe we won’t have a planet anymore!

However, the environment is everywhere around you. It’s the air you breathe, the soil you walk on and so on. Nowadays we have a lot of problems linked to the environment, such as pollution, deforestation, climate change, etc.

A lot of people don’t believe that these problems exist, but they are real and notable. The planet is getting warmer, the ice-caps are melting and a lot of species are becoming extinct. Luckily we are not alone in this war against pollution: for example some architects are trying to build eco-sustainable buildings and some people are creating hubs where you can borrow things in order to reduce pollutant emissions.

So how can we save our environment?

To save it we need to replace our habitual activities with ones that are sustainable. “Sustainable” means that the activity you are doing causes no damage to the environment and it can last for a long time. An example could be the “Cucumber” in London, which is a building that can provide its own cooling using available local wind rather than using air conditioners.

Another example of sustainability is a group of international workers who have decided to share office space in order to facilitate cooperation and depletion of CO2. Indeed, if they all work in the same place the emissions will be reduced because there are not a lot of different offices which would produce a bigger amount of pollution.

These are some of the ideas that we will talk about on this website. Here you will find all the links to the different pages.