Save the Planet
What’s the story?
Scientists estimate that planet Earth is home to 8.7 million species and over 7 billion people. That’s a lot of life being supported by one giant ball in space! We must be careful to take care of our planet, in order for it to take care of all the people, animals and other living creatures that call it home.
What Can I Do?
Track Your Impact
What we do each day adds up. Many scientists believe our daily activities are leading to higher carbon dioxide levels which are affecting our oceans, our atmosphere and everything that lies in between. Today, it’s easy to track our carbon footprint. Calculate yours and see where you can cut back.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
The average person throws away about four pounds of garbage every day. The “Three R’s” have been around for a while and for good reason. Simply reducing our waste, reusing what we can, and recycling whatever is left over is an easy and great way to start.
There are MANY movements happening right now aimed at reducing our environmental impact before it’s too late. From bans on plastic bags and straws, to protecting our watersheds, to reducing emissions, there are ways to advocate for protective policy. Find an issue or project that speaks to you and speak up.
Did you know…
The United States releases more carbon dioxide than any other country.
But we are home to just five percent of the world’s population. Think about that. What can you do to curb our impact?
Want to Learn More?
Go Green with the help of these great resources and websites below!
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Quizzes, games activities and more about our environment and how to take care of it from the EPA
A long list of links to various resources focused on recycling efforts around the home
Great everyday ideas for reducing consumption and landfill waste (Thanks, Ellie for telling us about this one!)
Great page full of recycling facts, projects, games and more (Thanks for the great suggestion, Dakota!)
Go Green; Save Green – tips for saving the money and the environment (Thanks for the suggestion, Girl Scouts!)