HERE ARE SOME WAYS YOU CAN HELP THE ENVIRVOMENT:
1. Turn off lights, computers and other appliances when not in use.
2. Plant trees to shade your home.
3. Use compact fluorescent light bulbs to save money and energy.
4. Report smoking vehicles to your local air agency.
5. Don't use your wood stove or fireplace when air quality is poor.
6. Avoid slow-burning, smoldering fires. They produce the largest amount of pollution.
7. Walk or ride your bike instead of driving, whenever possible.
8. Check and fix any water leaks.
9. Don't wash dishes with the water running continuously.
10. Never dump anything down a storm drain.
###HERE'S WHATM CHILDREN CAN DO###
1. Throw trashes on the proper trash bin.
2. Turn off the light/lamp/computer and the plug-ins in your room when not in use.
3. Walk or ride your bike to scholl so that you won't waste fuel on your car.
4. Turn off the faucet when not in use Ex. When brushin teeth, don't leave water on the faucet running continuously.
5. Save trees, which are used to make paper, by using a lunch pail, rather than a paper bag each day.
6. Pick up litter that you see in your neighborhood and recycle whatever can be recycled - aluminum cans, glass, paper, cardboard, plastic things.
7. Use both sides of a piece of paper when drawing, coloring or writing.
##HERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU&YOUR FAMILY CAN DO TOGETHER###
1. Use paper shopping bags, rather than plastic, and reuse them at the market. Keep a supply in your car, so you have them with you when you stop at the store.
2.Pay attention to the packaging of the products you buy and buy things that come in containers that can be recycled or reused.
2. When possible, bring fruits and vegetables home unwrapped, rather than in plastic bags.
3. Recycle aluminum, glass, newspapers, cardboard and plastic containers.
4. Use water-saving devices on toilets, shower heads and faucets.
5. Carpool whenever possible. When you can, walk, ride a bike, or use public transportation.
6. Plant trees in your yard.
7. Diaper babies in cloth diapers, which can be used again and again.
8. In the winter, keep your thermostat lower and wear a sweater. In the summer, be a little warmer than you are used to. Let the air conditioner rest, and let your body use its thermostat.
Global warming: it's a big topic these days, and people want to know what they can do to help. Most people don't realize it, but one way to reduce global warming is to recycle paper products. Paper recycling helps in the following ways:
Energy Savings-Pulp and paper is the 5th largest industrial energy consumer in the world! Production of recycled paper uses 65% less energy than paper production using raw materials. Reducing energy consumption reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Tree Preservation-Recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees from being cut down. Each tree helps reduce global warming by capturing and holding carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas.
Water Savings-Methane and nitrous oxide, both greenhouse gases, are emitted during wastewater treatment. Production of recycled paper uses 80% less water than paper production using raw materials, reducing methane and nitrous oxide, and therefore greenhouse gas emissions!
When you think of all of the things that you can do to help reduce global warming, remind yourself that recycling your paper products is an important step. And don't forget your cans and bottles-recycling all types of containers saves energy and natural resources, helping to reduce carbon emissions that contribute to global warming.
Reduce Fossil Fuel Use!!!!!
Burning fossil fuels increases the levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. There are two ways to reduce fossil fuel use: Use less energy, or use alternative, nonpolluting energy sources like solar and wind power. (See References 1) At home, this translates to saving electricity by using energy-efficient appliances and compact fluorescent light bulbs, as well as reducing gasoline use and buying green power from your electricity provider, if available. (See References 2)
Because carbon dioxide is the most important greenhouse gas, planting trees and other plants can slow or stop global warming. Plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. They use carbon to build their own tissues and return some of it to the soil in a process called sequestration. Deforestation of rain forests is a large contributor to global warming and CO2 emissions, but planting new trees, even in your own backyard, can help to offset this. (See References 3)
The production of garbage contributes to global warming both directly and indirectly. Decomposing waste in landfills produces methane and other greenhouse gases. Waste also requires energy to manufacture in the first place. Reducing your consumption patterns and reusing items whenever possible minimizes your carbon footprint, since fewer new items need to be made. Recycling metal, plastic, glass and paper lowers greenhouse gas emissions, since recycled items take far less energy to manufacture than items produced from scratch. (See References 4)
Cities consume significant amounts of energy when purifying and distributing water, which contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. Saving water reduces the amount of energy used. At home, turn off water immediately whenever you're not using it, and repair or replace leaky faucets and toilets. In your yard, landscape with plants and grasses that require less water, and capture rainwater in barrels for irrigating.