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					Going GREEN
            GOING GREEN

Why are so many people concern about the environment?

     It’s because our planet is changing…from trash
     pilling up in our landfills, global warming, air
     pollution, trees being cut down, animals losing
     their habitats, etc.
     It is NOT all bad…recycling, reusing, reducing,
     raising awareness of endangered animals,
     alternative forms of energy, etc.
                  GOING GREEN

                 Gases from burning Fossil Fuels

Millions of years ago, when plants and animals died, they became fossils
on the top layer of the Earth. As the years went by the soil on top put heat
and pressure on the fossils turning the fossils into fossil fuels such as oil
and coal.
Burning fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide into the air (running cars,
airplanes, factories) causing pollution, global warming, etc.
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                          Carbon Footprint

Measures how your daily activities contribute to global warming, uses of
fossil fuels, and energy.
Riding a car, using water bottles, flying on an airplane, using electronic
equipment, eating fast food, appliances you use, etc…because they all
REQUIRE energy and energy means more fossil fuels are being burned.


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                        Trash and Landfills

In the United States you could make more than 1,600 pounds of trash in a
year.
More trash means more landfills.
What can we do:
        reduce, reuse, recycle
        Do not buy disposable products
        Buy in bulk - less packaging
        Donate - less stuff ends up in the landfills
Where does the trash go?
Where does the trash go?
       Landfills
Where does the trash go?
       Landfills
Where does the trash go?
       Landfills



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Where does the trash go?
       Landfills
Where does the trash go?
       Landfills

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Where does the trash go?
          TRASH DECOMPOSE (BREAKDOWN)

Glass bottle: 1 million years
Monofilament fishing line: 600 years
Plastic beverage bottles: 450 years
Disposable diapers: 450 years
Aluminum can: 80-200 years
Boot sole: 50-80 years
Styrofoam cup: 50 years
Tin can: 50 years
Leather: 50 years
Nylon fabric: 30-40 years
Plastic film canister: 20-30 years
Plastic bag: 10-20 years (???)
Cigarette filter: 1-5 years
Wool sock: 1-5 years
Plywood: 1-3 years
Waxed milk carton: 3 months
Apple core: 2 months
Newspaper: 6 weeks
Orange or banana peel: 2-5 weeks
Paper towel: 2-4 weeks
              GOING GREEN

                  Reuse, Reduce, Recycle

Ways to save space in landfills:
Before you throw anything away, stop and ask yourself if
there’s any possible way to reuse it or give it a new life with
a new use.
Symbol for recycling
                                   3Rs
                           Recycle-to change an item
                           through a process for reuse




Reuse-to use again                                       Reduce-to decrease
sometimes in a different                                 in size or amount
way
Think twice before throwing it
    away — RECYCLE
What can be recycled?
    Computers:
Recycle/Reuse/Reduce
Batteries: Recycle/Reuse/Reduce
    Glass Bottles:
Recycle/Reuse/Reduce
    Cell Phones:
Recycle/Reuse/Reduce
Paper: Recycle/Reuse/Reduce
Plastic: Recycle/Reuse/Reduce
Plastic: Recycle/Reuse/Reduce
Trash to Treasure


            Necklace made from
            used computer
            circuit boards
RECYCLE

If you do not
recycle the
trash ends up in
the landfill
Recycle and help conserve (save)
         our resources
Reusing plastic bottles to insulate the
house…never made it to the landfill




                        Necklace made from
                        used computer
                        circuit boards
So Remember to……

				
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