FIVE WAYS TO SAVE OUR ENVIRONMENT
We can all make a difference when it comes to helping save the environment. Global warming and all the other environmental issues we are facing took some time to build up and to get our of these messes it is going take a lot of work, but this doesn’t mean we should get discouraged because it’s more than the big things that are going to make the difference, it’s the little things that make the biggest impact. Here are some simple changes you can make in your everyday life to help the planet recover from the wounds we have inflicted upon it: 1: Walk sometimes. You don’t need to take your car everywhere you go. If your job is in walking distance, or you’re able to ride a bike to get there, then do it. Not only are you helping to save the planet, you’re exercising and helping yourself stay fit. Most big cities that have the worst traffic jams also have bike paths and walking trails for pedestrians. You’d be surprised how much more convenient they were for you. 2: Pick it up! People litter, that’s just the way it is. You’ll see plastic bottles, cigarette packs, etc, all lying on the ground. It wouldn’t hurt or inconvenience you at all to pick them up as you walk by. If you see a plastic bag blowing by you, grab it and put it in the nearest trashcan. Most places have recycling bins set up all over. Sure, it’s not your fault that some people just don’t care. But you do! Show you care by being good to your Mother Earth. 3: Use less energy in your home. Whether you work from home or just like to lounge around and watch TV, there are all sorts of ways you can conserve energy in your home and do your part to help the world. If you’re on the computer, you don’t need any lights on. The monitor provides enough light. And if not, open the shades to let the sun in. 4: Use recycled paper. There's no need to use virgin paper for things like computer printing, envelopes, paper towels, toilet paper or tissues; the best part is that it's all easy...
TRASH COLLAGE OR MURAL
Use thrown away paper, labels, stamps, scraps cut from junk mail, used craft items, etc. Use everything you can find that is typically thrown away; with all this, make a wonderful collage or mural.
(This is a good idea to include in the Earth Week Exhibit described in this category)
EARTH DAY PROGRAM QUILT
Give children 6” squares and have them draw something in nature that they appreciate. Punch holes in all four corners of each square and tie the squares together with yarn. Hang for all to admire!