|THINGS TO DO AT HOME||WHY THEY MATTER|
|Recycle the week's newspapers||For every ton of newspaper we recycle, 17 trees will be saved|
|Use paper products made of recycled paper (such as kitchen towels and toilet rolls)||Increases re-use of paper and decreases paper wastage|
|Recycle drink cans and bottles||The energy saved by recycling just one can is enough to run a TV set for three hours|
|Use energy-saving light bulbs such as compact fluorescent light bulbs||One energy-saving lamp saves $150 over the lifetime of the lamp|
|Switch off lights when not required||Lighting makes up about 25% of your home's electricity bill|
|Turn off machines like computers, televisions, and video-game consoles when not in use||Decreases energy used in the home|
|Switch off TV/VCR instead of
putting them on standby
||Decreases energy used by 10%|
|Adjust temperature settings to be comfortable and save energy||1%-3%
energy is saved for every degree BELOW 68 Fahrenheit or
20 Centigrade temperature setting in winter (for heating) / for every
degree ABOVE 78 Fahrenheit or 25 Centigrade temperature setting
in summer (for cooling) |
|Remind your parents to clean the air filters in the furnace/ air-conditioners||Clogged air filters waste energy|
|Run the washing machine only when it is full of clothes||Each washing machine cycle uses about 27 gallons of water|
|Take a shower instead of a bath||Saves 1000 gallons of water a month|
|Turn off faucet (tap) while brushing teeth||Saves 25 gallons of water a month|
|Place leftover food in reusable containers instead of plastic wrap||Decreases waste, and increases
re-use of materials|
|THINGS TO DO IN SCHOOL||WHY THEY MATTER|
|Write on the blank side of used paper||Re-uses paper and saves trees|
|Recycle drink cans and bottles||Increases re-use of materials|
|Switch off lights when not required||Saves up to $30 per year in one hour during the school day|
|Adjust temperature setting to be comfortable and save energy||1%-3% energy is saved for every degree BELOW 68 Fahrenheit or 20 Centigrade temperature setting in winter (for heating) / for every degree ABOVE 78 Fahrenheit or 25 Centigrade temperature setting in summer (for cooling)|
|Switch off computer monitors/printers instead of putting them on standby||Saves up to 14 watts per appliance|
|Turn off faucet (tap) while cleaning paintbrushes after art class||Saves water|
|Check and report leaking faucets (taps)||Saves four gallons a minute|
|THINGS TO DO IN THE COMMUNITY||WHY THEY MATTER|
Ride bike to nearby places instead of going by car
||Helps keep the environment clean|
|Share a car ride when you go to faraway places||Burns less fossil fuels|
|Pour ice / water leftover in your cup on plants instead of throwing it away||Re-uses water|
|Stay away from restaurants whose packaging creates lots of trash||Reduces trash|
|Make compost for garden out of soil, leaves, twigs, water, vegetable and fruit remains||Helps grow plants and keep the air clean|
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