How can man go to the extent of destroying the very reason for his survival? Do we call him greedy or insane? He is digging his own grave in the name of development. We are forgetting the fact that it’s the trees which protect us and man is simply living with an illusion that we rule over trees. Trees are our natural heritage.

We must take some steps for a better environment. Some tips are to use paper bags instead of plastic, travel by public transport to a large extent and practise afforestation among other things. Whether we can pass on a better environment to our future generations is a question that needs to be answered.

The writer is in Class X, Sri Vidya Secondary School, Hyderabad.