Ways to help
Most human activities produce some waste products but it is important to make sure that we have as little pollution as possible. Many people are switching to solar energy... Electric cars, environmentally sensitive washing powders and solar-powered energy are examples. Less pollution is not only good for wildlife and nature - humans benefit from less pollution as well. That means lower medical bills, and a better quality of life.
What you can do
Recycle: toner cartridges aluminum cans newspapers plastic bottles milk jugs most containers Paper glass
Reuse as much as possible
Use mulch to conserve water
Buy a vehicle with good gas mileage if you canít afford a hybrid
Turn down the air heater and use a sweater
Reward the use of Hybrids
Start a global warming club at your school to get people energized
Run for class president at your school and if you win make one day when everybody plants a tree for maximum oxygen in your community
Have your school set timers on al the lights
Start a no idling rule in the carpool lane at your school.
Start a campaign to replace all light bulbs in your school with compact fluorescents. Have students work with local businesses to get them donated or hold a bake sale, etc. to raise money to buy them. Set a goal and calculate the emissions saved.
Buy products with less packaging
And for all you companies that make goods, use less packaging
Unplug unused electronics because even when electronic devices are turned off they use electricity. You can save 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide and save about $256 a year!
You can save 700 pounds of carbon dioxide and save and $75 a year if you air-dry your clothes.