10 Helpful Tips on Going Green
1. Collect used printer, fax, and copier cartridges to recycle.
2. Conserve paper by using both sides of a page in your notebooks. Buy 100% post consumer recycled paper.
3. Buy local products with less packaging and recycle paper, plastic and glass – reduce your garbage by 10% and your carbon footprint by 1,200 pounds a year.
4. Change your paper bills to online one. If every adult in the US did this just once, we’d save almost 218 million paper sheets!
5. Convince teachers to include the environment in their lesson plans. Get environmental ed curriculums at www.browardschoolsgogreen.com.
6. Inquire about non-toxic cleaning products and buy them for your house. They clean as good –or better – as the toxic kind! Change your paper bills to online one. If every adult in the US did this just once, we’d save almost 218 million paper sheets!
7. Organize a clean-up in your neighborhood. Beautification projects such as tree plantings are quick solutions to many common problems.
8. Plant a tree as an effective way to reduce greenhouse gases.
9. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Living by the 3 “R’s” of environmentalism are the easiest, fastest – and cheapest! – way to go green.
10. On Earth Day, venture to a park, fly a kite, ride a bicycle, clean-up trash at a local stream or nature setting.