TEN-THINGS YOU CAN DO

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Think it’s hopeless trying to save the earth? Caring for the environment is simply the sum of individual efforts. Over the course of a lifetime, one person can make a BIG difference by being responsible and environmentally conscious. You make decisions every day about where to spend your money and what to do with your belongings. Think about the environment when you’re making these choices; exercise your consumer power for the good of the earth. Also encourage your friends and family to act with the environment in mind. With every decision, purchase, and action, you are making a difference in the world. Make a difference for the better. Here is a list of ten SMALL things you can do daily to lessen your impact on the earth. IN GENERAL 1. Change your attitude toward garbage: Recycle everything you can, and don't litter! Pick up trash you see lying around and put it where it belongs. 2. Get active: Join an environmental group. Volunteer for conservation projects. Write your legislators and local newspapers. Attend city council meetings. Sign a petition or a postcard. Call the President. Make your voice heard. Your time is valuable; invest it well. AT HOME 3. Target the laundry room: Use cold water in the washer. This will decrease your bills and the amount of energy consumed. 4. Turn it off: Turn off the lights in rooms when you leave and when leaving the house, nix the A/C or heat. 5. Reuse: Reuse grocery and plastic bags (for lunch sacks, etc.), and take unwanted, reusable items to a thrift store. AT SCHOOL 6. In with the old: Reuse binders and notebooks with leftover paper. Print on both sides of printer and copier paper. Use scrap paper for informal notes to yourself and others. AT THE STORE 7. Watch what you buy: Avoid buying products with lots of packaging or those in plastic or Styrofoam containers. Buy paper products instead of plastic if you must buy disposables, and be sure to recycle the paper. Buy recycled products – help complete the cycle. 8. Purchase food wisely: Buy less meat. Raising and feeding livestock create a tremendous strain on the environment. Buy local when possible. Support your community and save the energy used in transporting food. IN TRANSIT 9. Buddy up: Carpool, bike, walk, and use public transportation whenever possible. 10. Easy on the gas: When buying a car, make sure to check for fuel efficiency, which will also make for lighter gasoline bills. Keep your tires well inflated and your car tuned up to waste less gas.

TEN THINGS YOU CAN DO
Think it’s hopeless trying to save the earth? Caring for the environment is simply the sum of individual efforts. Over the course of a lifetime, one person can make a BIG difference by being responsible and environmentally conscious. You make decisions every day about where to spend your money and what to do with your belongings. Think about the environment when you’re making these choices; exercise your consumer power for the good of the earth. Also encourage your friends and family to act with the environment in mind. With every decision, purchase, and action, you are making a difference in the world. Make a difference for the better. Here is a list of ten SMALL things you can do daily to lessen your impact on the earth. IN GENERAL 1. Change your attitude toward garbage: Recycle everything you can, and don't litter! Pick up trash you see lying around and put it where it belongs. 2. Get active: Join an environmental group. Volunteer for conservation projects. Write your legislators and local newspapers. Attend city council meetings. Sign a petition or a postcard. Call the President. Make your voice heard. Your time is valuable; invest it well. AT HOME 3. Target the laundry room: Use cold water in the washer. This will decrease your bills and the amount of energy consumed. 4. Turn it off: Turn off the lights in rooms when you leave and when leaving the house, nix the A/C or heat. 5. Reuse: Reuse grocery and plastic bags (for lunch sacks, etc.), and take unwanted, reusable items to a thrift store. AT SCHOOL 6. In with the old: Reuse binders and notebooks with leftover paper. Print on both sides of printer and copier paper. Use scrap paper for informal notes to yourself and others. AT THE STORE 7. Watch what you buy: Avoid buying products with lots of packaging or those in plastic or Styrofoam containers. Buy paper products instead of plastic if you must buy disposables, and be sure to recycle the paper. Buy recycled products – help complete the cycle. 8. Purchase food wisely: Buy less meat. Raising and feeding livestock create a tremendous strain on the environment. Buy local when possible. Support your community and save the energy used in transporting food. IN TRANSIT 9. Buddy up: Carpool, bike, walk, and use public transportation whenever possible. 10. Easy on the gas: When buying a car, make sure to check for fuel efficiency, which will also make for lighter gasoline bills. Keep your tires well inflated and your car tuned up to waste less gas.

Environmental Center
http://www.UTenvironment.org/

Environmental Center
http://www.UTenvironment.org/


				
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