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Want to protect the planet? Start at home.

This article was originally written by Ghaamid Abdulbasat for the National Geographic Society and was reposted with permission.


When I was younger, I was in love with aircraft engineering, so I set my eyes toward the sky. I thought studying engineering was the best path for me, but I took a sharp turn when my father suggested I add Environmental Sciences to my list of introductory university courses. I knew nothing about environmental sciences at the time, but my father is in construction and noticed how the engineers he consulted were increasingly collaborating with environmental scientists. He could never have imagined that his suggestion would dramatically shift my vision from the sky to one firmly rooted in the earth… Continue reading the original post on NatGeoEd.org/Blog.