Our environment is made up of the land, water, air, and ecosystems that bring about life on Earth. It is our home, and without the resources it provides, humanity would have never had the opportunity to become what it is today. Modern-day society continues to rely on the environment for growth and development. How we care for it will continue to tie intimately into the longevity of our survival. Therefore, the delicately balanced systems that bring it to life must be protected. In this section, you will learn everything there is to know about the environment, its connection to energy, and the impact our actions have on everything from our water, air, and food to our atmosphere and natural resources. Caring for our environment means caring for our future, so use what you learn to become the most resourceful person you can be and protect the planet.