The environmental concept is to understand the surrounding environment and the realization of the need to protect it. It is the process of spreading a culture of preserving the environment and the risks that people may face if they do not try to conserve it, bearing in mind that taking care of the environment is a duty that should be imposed on every person. It is one of the most important factors that help to protect the surroundings.
Environmental awareness is the extent to which an individual respects the components and elements of the living and non-living environment, and his responsibility towards preserving them from deterioration. Human beings’ practices have been characterized in recent times to endangering the earth's ecosystem which has caused many environmental problems that we are facing right now.
Today, countries and societies have realized the importance of spreading environmental awareness, because of its repercussions on the quality of life that directly and indirectly affects humans, and all living things. The importance of environmental awareness lies in the following points:
● Strengthen the connection with the real world: by educating the individuals that whatever they do towards the environment will affect the quality of life. Environmental awareness helps in understanding the consequences of human activities on the planet.
● Preserve natural resources: Environmental awareness is a vital factor to conserve natural resources, and limit harm to them which is a result of human actions and practices. Environmental awareness is based on integration between the various areas of life.
● Making a difference: stressing that environmental awareness is everyone’s duty. Everyone has a direct impact on the environment, which helps in developing corrective environmental practices, such as recycling, using clean energy, and avoiding overgrazing or overfishing.