The London Olympics are well underway and Olympic fever is spreading. Riding waves of patriotism, millions throughout the world watch, riveted, as their countries’ athletes go up against the world’s best. Over the years this event has become one of unity, proving that mankind could be peaceful, working together for an event as spectacular as this. The displays on hand are awe-inspiring, as are the journeys most athletes have taken to attain their dreams. It is only with sheer determination and sacrifice that they can achieve the greatness of gold.
As the Olympic festivities continue, many believe that this gathering of the world should be a platform for promoting good and peace everywhere. One movement clamoring for attention deserves all it can get and more; the go green environmentalists. If all the nations of the world would agree on lowering even a small amount of greenhouse gas emissions it would help alleviate the global warming crisis.
Recycling rubber tires is one easy step every country should take to help preserve the planet. Rather than polluting oceans or burning holes in the atmosphere, recycled rubber can serve many fine purposes such as the manufacturing of rubber mulch, rubber bond, and rubber flooring. With many rubber mulch colors and options available the demand for recycled rubber mulch is growing, and it is the responsibility of nations of the world to meet the demand.
Countries should follow the lead of the athletes representing them by working hard on causes that are important to mankind. Michael Phelps is one example of an athlete working tirelessly to promote an important cause as he travels the world, speaking to thousands of children to promote water safety in pools. Schools should teach the importance of caring for Planet Earth since children are the key to the future, and they will determine whether cheaper coal is a priority over decimating UV rays. Earth is expendable. Dinosaurs are extinct. Will mankind be next?