Earth has given mankind many blessings. The interaction is a rocky and beautiful orchestrated dance. However, there has been more taking than giving by humans. In recent history we have began to see the damage, destruction, and influence humans have on the environment. Extinction rates are high. We are degrading lands and forests at epic proportions. Humans are also destroying freshwater systems, adding to greenhouse gases through the uses of chemicals and other toxins. Man is responsible for many disasters that have impacted the environment as well. The Tennessee coal ash spill, the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the Gulf War oil spill are just some of the environmental disasters that have eroded a healthy environment. The information is overwhelming, but you don't need to be an expert on the environment to make an impact. Discussions are an excellent way to help motivate and foster collaborations. When it comes to taking care of the earth and the environment here are 5 ways to start the conversation.