Going GreenIndividual Contribution to the Protection of the EnvironmentElijah
Outline Current ecological threatsBeing environmentally friendly as an individualSharing your knowledgeConclusion
Existing ecological threats
Air pollutionAtmospheric pollutionFuel burnt by carsCoal used by power stations to produce electricityEmissions produced by industriesForests burnt and hacked down
Growing waste piles Growing garbage heaps and landfillsHarmful substancesThreat to ecologyReduced aesthetical qualities of the environmentPlastic bags and bottles thrown awayGlass and other reusable materials not recycledIndustry wastesOther types of wastes
Growing waste heaps
Contribution you can make Concern about the world ecological conditionsDesire to live in a clean, safe environmentWill to protect the world biodiversityWish to make your life eco-friendlySuggestions to reduce your negative impact on the environment
Advice to follow Reducing your energy and water consumptionCutting down the amount of garbageLearning “green” habitsBecoming more economical and more eco-friendly
Protecting trees Use both sides of paper when you print.You will waste less paper and money.Fewer trees will be hacked down to produce more paper.
Planting trees Plant trees, many trees.Trees absorb the CO2 emissions produced by our transport and industries.
Wasting less energy Turn off your computers when you are not using them.Don’t just put them into sleeping mode.You will use less energy and pay less money for it.Less coal will be burnt to produce electricity.There will be less CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
Wasting less energy Turn off the lights when you are leaving a room.Thus, you will also economize energy.
Wasting less energy Keep all the doors and windows closed when an air-conditioner is working.Thus, it will consume less power.It is another way to waste less energy.
Wasting less energy Install fluorescent bulbs in your house.They consume considerably less electricity than ordinary bulbs.
Conserving water Try to shorten your showers.It is better to take a shower rather than a bath.Don’t let water run when you are brushing your teeth or shaving.Close faucets tightly. Don’t let them run.
Conserving water It is better to take your car to a car-wash than to wash it at home. Car-washes use water more efficiently.
Conserving water Don’t rinse the dirty dishes. Put them straight into dishwasher.Run your dishwasher when its full.
Recycling Recycle glass.Don’t throw it away. It will never decompose.
Recycling Stop using plastic bags.Most of them end up in landfills and garbage heaps.They are extremely slow to decompose. They lower the aesthetical qualities of the scenery.
Recycling Buy a reusable water container to carry with you.Don’t buy bottled water each time.Plastic bottles follow plastic bags into landfills, where they will lie for a very long time.
Burning leaves Yard and kitchen waste (leaves/grass/vegetable scraps) can be easily composted in your garden.Don’t burn fallen leaves or throw them away.Burning fallen leaves releases harmful compounds and contributes to CO2 emissions.
Taking a walk Walk or use your bicycle when you can.If you are not pressed or the distance is not great, don’t go by car.Try to reduce your car emissions.Cycling and walking is more healthy.
Sharing your knowledge The harm done to the environment cannot be alleviated by a handful of enthusiasts.Collective action is essential.
Sharing your knowledge Spread the word about environmental problemsEncourage your friends to “go green”Make your voice heard in your communityPropose the suggestions that you have learnt today in your neighborhood
Making your community aware Teach your neighbors and friends how to become eco-friendlyTalk with each family and each member of your communityUse handouts and posters.
Making your community cleaner Encourage the members of your community to recycle Glass, Aluminum cans, Paper, and Plastic of all kinds.Place garbage bins throughout your community to prevent littering.
Making your community brighter Plant trees and flowers in your neighborhoodTrees and flowersMake the air cleanerCreate shade in summerMake your community more beautiful
Conclusion Beware of the danger that people are in.Remember that your personal contribution is important.Follow the habits that will reduce the negative impact that you make on the nature.