Home Offices• Are a great alternative to a cubicle• Cut out the commute and save gas• Scale back on unnecessary paper use• Save elimination of disposable lunch containers
Transportation• Hybrids – Get better gas mileage – Lower emissions• Use public transportation – Busses – Trains – Boats/Ferries• Commute
1-800-recycling.com• Use this Recycling Location to Make Your Search is simple: – 1. Choose a category to see a list of materials that you can recycle. – 2. Select one or more materials. – 3. Enter your zip code or select a major city from the list to see locations.
Alternative Energy Sources• Wind – Clean, safe, and efficient • Can be used for homes• Solar – Works when cloudy • Can be used for homes
Smog• Smog created by the burning of coal, gasoline, and other petroleum derivatives created serious health hazards in American cities by the 1940s, and thereafter caused environmental damage even in remote wilderness areas by poisoning trees and other wildlife.
Alternative Fuels• Ethanol-powered vehicles were introduced for public sale in 1992 – Made from Corn• Electricity• Biodiesel – Derived from vegetable oil
Global Warming• The 20th centurys last two decades were the hottest in 400 years• Average temperatures have climbed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degree Celsius) around the world since 1880
Global Warming• Arctic ice is rapidly disappearing, and the region may have its first completely ice-free summer by 2040 or earlier• Polar bears and indigenous cultures are already suffering from the sea-ice loss.
Death from Air Pollution• World annual death toll due to particulate pollution from indoor and outdoor sources is 2 million people each year, according to a new report from the World Health Organization.
Ways to Cut Down on Pollution• Bike• Shop by phone or mail• Accelerate gradually• Use cruise control on the highway• Keep your tires properly inflated
Save Energy• Turn off the lights when you leave a room• Check with your utility company for energy conservation tips, like purchasing energy saving appliances• Use a thermostat that automatically turns off the air conditioner or heater when you dont need them• Add insulation to your home• Dry your clothes on a clothesline
We all can make a differenceGO GREEN FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS