A company is going to give some money either to support the arts or to protect the environment. Which do you think the company should choose? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
(a) There are many ways that a company can help the society as a whole. For example, it can support the arts or it can take some action to protect the environment. I believe that the protection of the environment should be a priority to all businesses.
First of all nowadays we live in several times more polluted environment than our ancestors. And life conditions are getting worse every day. I think that companies can do a lot of things about that. They can even raise their profits helping the society. Recently, I read in a newspaper about a complaint of McDonalds to plant trees in order to prevent further destruction of the ozone layer. They received approval from the society and increased their profits. So that companies can follow them and help to save our environment.
Secondly, I think that protecting the environment, the company helps every single member of the society. I have in mind all the deceases that have occurred during the last century. These, so called “new era” deceases, like all allergies, are due to the polluted air. Many companies can make an effort and use special equipment in their product zonal process in order to restrict the air pollution.
In conclusion, I think that the company is better to give some money to protect the environment, because in this way it will benefit the whole society. It will contribute to people’s health and less polluted environment.
(b) If a company is going to give some money either to support the arts or to protect the environment, I will argue in favor of the second option. Of course, money should be given for both art and environment, but I believe that in our fast going world, with all the pollution, to protect the nature is more important than to support arts.
First, the air will be fresher than it is today. Nowadays we have a lot of cars, factories and plants, which make the air almost impossible to breathe. If a company gives enough money so that we could clean the air, the life especially in the big cities will not be so unhealthy. Many people are dying from respiratory diseases. Is it not a good idea to change that situation?
Second, the water will be cleaner. Water is the most important recourse of the Earth. While the human body is about sixty percent water, it is essential for people lives. No one can live without water, so it must be protected and if it is possible it must be cleaned, so that the humans and animals could continue their existence on the Earth.
Third and equally important, there will be more green places such as forests and parks. In that way, there will be places where people will enjoy being hand in hand with the Mother Nature. Trees, bushes and grass make a person to feel better, full of energy and ready to take the challenges of life.
To summarize, I believe that arts are a great tool for expressing oneself and for showing the beauty of nature, but they worth nothing if mankind dies and this is exactly what will happen if people stop protecting the environment.