Donít litter and remind your friends to do the same. Keeping your neighborhood clean will make it a nicer, safer place to live and play.
Donít Waste our ResourcesÖ
Turn off water while brushing your teeth.
Use dishwasher and washing machine only when full.
Take quick showers.
Have your parents turn down heat to 68 degrees or below.
Turn off lights, TVís and video games when you arenít using them.
Ask your parents to arrange carpools for school and other activities.
Walk when you can.
Take the bus.
Back to School
Take your lunch in a reusable lunch box, or cloth bag instead of paper bags.
Recycle any packaging in your lunch box.
Pack a cloth napkin instead of paper one. You can reuse it! Just count all your school days...that's how many paper napkins you saved.
Cover your books in recycled paper bags or wrap...decorate them yourself, they could look fun and you might start a trend!
Use up last years school supplies before you buy new ones.
Use the reverse side of scrap paper for your first drafts of writing, art and math projects.
REDUCE * REUSE * RECYCLE
These are good words to remember at home, school and at play!
The amount of garbage from your family:
Use cloth shopping bags or recycle paper or plastic bags.
Use both sides of paper.
Take care of your toys! Broken toys become trash.
Recycle bottles, cans, plastic and paper.
Think of creative and fun ways to reuse items.
Anytime you use something over and over again, you are saving our resources and helping to keep our Earth green:
Empty cereal boxes can be turned into great storage boxes---just cut and decorate!
Empty glass jars are great for storing small items.
It allows us to make new products from old ones.
FACT-Recycling one soda can saves enough energy to run your TV for 3 hours!
FACT- Recycling a stack of newspapers 10 feet tall saves one whole tree!
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