By Lexi Petronis, Jill Buck
certain, all of us know the planet is in difficulty. We listen speak forever 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 booklet explores lots of small (and gigantic) issues that adolescents can do to make a good distinction within the surroundings such as:
• cross on a eco-friendly date with a brand new crush• devour much less meat
• discover ways to store vintage• create an environmental job strength at school • move on an eco-adventure
• and more!
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When you do get mustard on your shirt or a little blood on your collar from shaving, hand wash the spot with cold water. You’ll avoid throwing the whole piece of clothing into the wash again (and have a better chance of getting the stain out). Only run the washer when you’ve got a full load of clothes. That means you may have to include laundry from other members of your family to get a full load of whites, but a little teamwork and collaboration can keep your laundry eco-friendly. Finally, if there are one or two items of clothing you want to wash, there’s no need to do an entire load.
For example, if you love burritos, nix the beef but keep everything else in it — beans, rice, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, and salsa. You might find that it tastes just as good! com and Betty Crocker for tons of vegetarian main dishes! 11 Put Down the Bottle Ever notice that bottled water has practically become an accessory? Whether it’s from Vermont, France, or the Swiss Alps, bottled water has made its way into nearly everyone’s hands, backpacks, and purses. So, you’re probably thinking — What’s the problem?
So, where’s the crisis? Obviously, the problem is that we haven’t figured out how to fully take advantage of the sun’s energy. It’s time to start. When thinking solar, those massive silver panels on top of houses usually come to mind, but restructuring the roof is a big project for a teenager. Instead, think about using solar rays to power all of the energy-sucking gadgets you use. Everything that you plug into a separate socket needs energy, which usually comes from facilities that burn nonrenewable natural resources, such as coal, to produce power.
47 Things Teens Can Do for the Environment by Lexi Petronis, Jill Buck