I chose (and am continuously choosing) helping the enviroment. I do it because it is a very, very important issue at the moment. Global Warming is causing horrific events like melting ice caps and Hurricane Sandy. In fact, Global Warming could basically flood the East Coast. Air pollution ruins the atmosphere . And, to top it off, almost 50% of the earth's fresh water is polluted, and cannot be fresh again. We need to mend as much of what mankind has done or we could become extinct. Or we would have to find another fit planet to live on. Yes, medical research and building safe places are important, but I believe helping the enviroment is the most important.