GO GREEN

Our only home, which supports our life, is being destroyed by us. We need to work together to try and undo all of the damage we have caused to our earth. Some people may say that there is nothing that we can do, but this page is proof that we can make a difference. The ozone layer which protects us from foreign contaminants from space is being destroyed every day. Once our ozone layer is completely gone, there is nothing that can protect us from the suns harmful rays, along as meteor showers. It may not seem like us as humans are being effected by global warming, but people think “Its no big deal” Yet its killing many species of animals very rapidly. We MUST help to heal the earth, like its supported us to live.

1. Recycle

Recycling does not only include only recycling usable goods that would end up in the landfill, but also recycling water, and even paper. Recycling certain cans, bottles, etc. Not only cuts down on waste in the landfills, but also uses way less energy to create something like it in a factory. Recycling one soda can,can equal up to being able to watch television or go on the computer for over 2 hours! In certain states, you can also receive money for turning in recyclable goods. Recycling water can help if your a Farmer/Gardener. It is proved that rain water is better for plants rather than water coming from the pipes of your house. There are also available Rain-Water Filtration Systems that filter rain water for your use of your shower, washing your hands, and even your toilets! Recycling paper can help to create paper goods, paper makes up most of the landfills, and close behind is plastic. Every year at the end of the school year, I recycle all papers, books, and folders so that they can not be adding to the landfill, and so that they can help in the production of paper goods.

2.Natural Electricity

Renewable Energy is energy that is created by Natural Occurrences. It is also energy sources that can be replenished in a very short period of time. This energy can be created with Wind, Geothermal, Water, Solar, and Biomass. Us as humans are hooked on using certain fossil fuels, mostly because they are cheaper than Renewable Energy. Wind can be used to make electricity with Wind Turbines, as the turbine turns it creates energy that we can use for electrical purposes. Water power, also known as Hydro-electric power, is produced by Hydro-Electric Dams. It uses water from rivers, streams, etc. To act as a pushing force to create energy. Solar energy is taken in through Solar Panels they can be put on the roof of your home, along as shown in the picture. Geothermal energy is energy made from heat released from the inside of the earth. This type of energy can find its way to the surface through Volcanoes, Fumaroles, Hot Springs, and Geysers. Most of where this energy is released is located within the Ring Of Fire.

3. Think Before You Drive/Travel

Thinking before your drive means to think to yourself, is the place where I need to get that far away? Maybe I can walk or ride a bicycle. This can save you money on gas, as long as not release harmful chemicals into the air. Also, if someone is going to the same place as you, you can maybe carpool with them, if the place is far away, or just walk/bike along with them to keep them company, while also helping the earth. If you are going to be going away on a vacation or business trip you can think about driving there or even taking a train. Riding in planes may be faster but planes create TONS of waste.

4. Saving Energy/Water

You can save much money along as energy when turning off a light when you leave a room, or when you are finished using the light. If it is still light outside, use natural light its always going to be there during the day time so just go outside and get some fresh air, along as save energy. When you are done brushing your teeth, washing dishes, etc. Turn off the water, it “Saves Water for the Little Fishys!” Along as save some water for when you actually need it.

5. Read Before You Buy

While you are out buying certain products, make sure that you buy all recycled products. Make sure that when buying hairspray, sunscreen, etc. that they are not aerosol cans, because the gas released by those types of sprays damage the Ozone Layer drastically. You can also buy natural foods, they help to save your body, and yes they are NATURAL. At supermarkets, you can also not use any bags, because they usually always end up in streets, and landfills, so next time the teller asks paper or plastic nicely answer with “Nothing, I’m going to save the Earth!”

6. Let Officials Know You Care

Let Congress and your state legislature know that you care, by sending them letters, telling them that you care much about this problem of global warming, and you are willing to help them make a change in the issue of global warming. Urge them to help cut down on your states carbon footprint, along as the other pollutants created by factories, etc. Also urge them to try and create many sources of renewable energy in your state. You don’t know who or how to contact your Representatives? Use Capitol Advantage.

7. Get Involved

There are many things you can do to get involved, but one thing that you can do is get a guest speaker(s) to come and educate your community/school about ways to make the world greener. You can also help by supporting non-profit enviormental groups. Along as get your community to create a couple days throughout the year that you will go around and clean streets, and other places around your community.

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24 Responses to “GO GREEN”

  1. Annie February 12, 2009 at 2:12 AM #

    Yea for helping the world. Especially considering it’s odd sickness. ❤

  2. Drkshadow17 (way to lazy to log in) February 16, 2009 at 6:05 PM #

    some places like supermarkets are charging people $0.05 or $0.10 for plastic bags so peoples are starting to save ’em and re-use ’em

  3. Annie February 17, 2009 at 3:34 AM #

    BOGO BAG PRICING!

  4. drkshadow17 February 17, 2009 at 7:30 PM #

    blackle isnt so good 4 lookin up pics.

    fix #19, its not gonna make sense 2 some pplz.

    do not throw out anything? um….what about….um..CHICKEN SCRAPS?!!?!!?!

  5. pinkey2we February 19, 2009 at 10:21 PM #

    U FREAKIN PUT EM IN A COMPOST R U THAT STUPID!

  6. Annie February 19, 2009 at 10:23 PM #

    I ❤ u am. Lol da chicken scraps!

  7. Annie February 20, 2009 at 5:17 AM #

    Ge’ez v. Don’t have a cow ova da hole thang

  8. drkshadow17 February 22, 2009 at 9:24 PM #

    gosh, why r u so mean?!

    btw- I GAVE YOU THE FREAKIN WIDGET ON AIM SO YEA! 😛

  9. doggyz111 April 11, 2009 at 7:26 PM #

    i conserve water all the time by using an hour glass that has a suction cup on the back to stick to the shower. it has five minutes in it, so i take only a five minute shower each day.

  10. drkshadow17 April 19, 2009 at 9:12 PM #

    flourescent lightblubs have mercury in them so u hav 2 be careful with them cuz if they explode u can die. just letting you know :mrgreen:

  11. gardenax April 24, 2009 at 12:22 AM #

    Long ago in 2007, I devised a penguin named Globalsavior. I used it to advertize about Global Warming. On Fall 2008 I finally came up with a speech on CP that shows on other people’s computers. I enjoy picking up litter and saving power, etc. So yeah, I was into this since 2007.

    ~ |Globalsavior|

  12. gardenax April 24, 2009 at 12:24 AM #

    And yes I do agree with the whether you are talking about. I live in California and it was suppose to be 60 – 70 degrees farenheit or however you spell it, but for 2 days it was 80 – 100 degrees.

  13. 1ymapinky1 May 2, 2009 at 6:31 PM #

    My family carpools, recyles, uses re-usable water bottles and lunch boxes, and florescent light bulbs! We go to the library too! And use re-usable clothe grocery bags! Im green! ~ymapinky

  14. StarandWiifan May 21, 2009 at 12:03 AM #

    ~WIIFAN7 10~
    if you take a shower for more than 10 minutes, your wasting water (fact)

  15. Mary May 22, 2009 at 12:07 AM #

    omg! I do #s 2,8,5,6,9,11,12,15,16,17 and I try to do 20 as much as possible! Thanks for the new ways I didn’t know before! Now I can go green even more! 😀

  16. Mary May 22, 2009 at 12:07 AM #

    omg! I do #s 2,8,5,6,9,11,12,15,16,17 and I try to do 20 as much as possible! Thanks for the new ways I didn’t know before! Now I can go green even more!! 😀

  17. Chloe July 3, 2009 at 5:32 PM #

    Aweeesome, Luhy 😀

  18. Pitterpotter July 3, 2009 at 5:43 PM #

    Cool

  19. ~Maya July 4, 2009 at 1:14 AM #

    Wow, nice

  20. ⌈βrεtt⌋ January 3, 2010 at 7:23 PM #

    heyy this page is awesome! i just added extras but u r welcome to copy any of my ideas on tht page if ud like. ill help u with the page too if u want.

  21. ⌈βrεtt⌋ January 4, 2010 at 5:55 PM #

    Hey! I see you already have a Go Green page! Almost every blog that connects to yours and mine have one. Thank you for having one and I would like you to know what the catch of this comment is:

    -Almost every Go Green page should have a “Other Green Sites” section of the page at the very bottom. This includes other green sites, links to the pages.

    I have put this page into my section. Can you create one and put mine in it?

  22. melissa marsh February 5, 2010 at 10:25 AM #

    i love this site mate hahahahahahah 🙂

  23. HAM44UnderConstruction May 1, 2010 at 9:46 AM #

    Yay for Green! 🙂

  24. looneylayla May 26, 2010 at 12:27 PM #

    This page is really nice.
    It’s a good cause.
    Good job! 😀

    Check out my new site. You’ll get a free donut.

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