The environment is made up of all living and non living things existing naturally, which means outside of human life. The word is commonly used to describe the Earth or at least some specific parts of the Earth. It is an important part of our everyday language, with many people referring to the environment in much the same way as they refer to the sky or the ocean. Many politicians, authors, and environmental organizations have long taken strong stands against industrialization and growing population of humans on earth. This has lead to a focus on preserving the environment.

The environment is made up of living things. All plants and animals, whether they be land living or marine are part of the environment. However, there are four major types of the environment which include: biotic factors, physical factors, biological factors, and cultural conditions.

Biotic factors refer to the physical environment. Plants grow, die, and rot because that is how they survive in the environment. As plants reproduce sexually, their reproductive process occurs in a manner that involves replicating their DNA. In doing so, it creates abnormalities on their endocrine system causing them to secrete chemicals as well as hormones that trigger their respiration. These chemicals and hormones are part of the biotic factor that determines the speed and strength of the plants’ growth.