The state of the environment has been a controversial topic for many years. There are disappearing flora and fauna, depleted stores of natural resources, rising temperatures worldwide — and many fingers pointing at who or what is to blame. Collective care and nurturing of the planet has waxed and waned over the decades, but today more people seem to want to get involved. Where do you start if you're looking to live a greener life? The truth is, there are plenty of places. For example, become familiar with the background of the environment and get a feel for what's going on with the world and what can be done to help.