By Lexi Petronis, Jill Buck
convinced, all of us know the planet is in hassle. We pay attention speak for all time approximately weather swap, pollution from vehicles, oil spills into oceans, trash overflowing into waterways, and poisonous chemical compounds leaking into our groundwater. Sigh. however the excellent news is there is a lot we will do to begin cleansing up the Earth. And it begins with you!
This publication explores a whole lot small (and gigantic) issues that youth can do to make a favorable distinction within the atmosphere such as:
• pass on a eco-friendly date with a brand new crush• devour much less meat
• learn how to store vintage• create an environmental activity strength at school • move on an eco-adventure
• and more!
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And when bikini time comes around, it’s like half of a girl’s beauty regimen! But shaving also takes its toll on the environment. That doesn’t mean you should become a hairy-legged hippie chick or a bristly mountain man. Just take your hair removal to a greener level. How to Do It A lot of people use disposable razors when they shave — you know the kind that you use for a week or two and then have to throw away because they are all nasty and dull? Most disposable razors are not recyclable. You might think that the number of razors per year that you go through is insignificant, but it is estimated that about 2 billion disposable razors are thrown away every year in the US.
Through TerraPass, you can donate money to a project that is geared toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions (like a wind farm, for instance) and in so doing lessen the amount of CO2 that you are pumping into the environment. aspx. 13 Cans, Bottles, Paper, What? In 2009, Americans generated about 243 million tons of trash. That’s … a lot of junk. 3 million tons of it. In fact, our overall recycling rates have increased by 18 percent since 1990 and, since 1960, the amount of garbage sent to landfills has decreased by almost half (from 94 percent to 54 percent).
If you are going to throw away a cell phone, it’s best for you to bring it to a place that accepts hazardous waste. ) But even when you dispose of phones properly, there is a chance they may be shipped off to much poorer countries and burned there, sending toxic fumes into the air where innocent people have to inhale them. Not good. The best thing to do with cell phones is to donate, recycle, or resell them. How to Do It Your old cell phone may be a piece of junk to you, but there are many charities that think it is a little piece of solid gold — so donate it.