The environment gave humans life, and humans have been continuously taking life away from the environment. Industrial pollution has led to climate change, which results in stronger natural disasters. Toxic chemicals and metals, while useful in business and manufacturing, have been damaging life surrounding them. Now, humans are experiencing more detrimental health issues than they can keep up with. The Healthy People 2020 initiative is focusing on addressing the current environmental issues being experienced around the globe, and helping educate and improving communities in order to be more environmentally friendly.