Going Green

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Going Green

  1. 1. We are what we do “ We must be the change we want to see in the world” Gandhi
  2. 2. You will have to be a Superhero <ul><li>Your generation will be the most important ever </li></ul><ul><li>In 40 years’ time the world’s oil will have run out </li></ul><ul><li>In 60 years, the rainforests - the lungs of the world - will all have been destroyed </li></ul>logoblog.org
  3. 3. 134 Bags a Year! <ul><li>Every person in the country uses an average of 134 plastic bags every year </li></ul><ul><li>That’s 8,000,000,000 bags a year in the UK </li></ul><ul><li>If Henry VIII put a bag in the soil in 1506 it would just be rotting now. </li></ul>
  4. 4. A Bright Idea <ul><li>An Energy-Saving Light-Bulb uses just one quarter of the electricity of ordinary light-bulbs. </li></ul><ul><li>They also last 10 times longer. </li></ul><ul><li>£300 saved by just one light-bulb! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Chewing Gum in the UK <ul><li>35p to buy a pack, 15p to clear it up </li></ul><ul><li>It costs £150 million pounds to clear up all the chewing gum that people don’t put in the bin </li></ul><ul><li>£150 million would build 3 new hospitals, or employ 8,500 teachers </li></ul>
  6. 6. Fair Price for a Fair Trade <ul><li>Much of the food we eat is grown by the poorest people in the world </li></ul><ul><li>For every 20p you spend on a banana only 1p goes to the person who grew it </li></ul><ul><li>FairTrade ensures that farmers get a fairer price </li></ul>
  7. 7. Brushing Your Teeth <ul><li>Only 3% of the Earth’s water is drinkable </li></ul><ul><li>Most of us leave the tap on whilst cleaning our teeth </li></ul><ul><li>This wastes 9 litres of water a minute </li></ul><ul><li>Many people in poor countries use only 10 litres in a whole day for all their needs </li></ul>
  8. 8. Future Facts about Water <ul><li>By 2025, 52 countries, with two-thirds of the world’s population, are likely to have water shortages </li></ul><ul><li>It is predicted that most 21st Century wars will be fought over water not oil or religion </li></ul>
  9. 9. Trees <ul><li>One tree provides enough oxygen for two people </li></ul><ul><li>Tropical Rainforests cover just 2% of Earth’s land surface </li></ul><ul><li>Every two seconds we lose an area of rainforest the size of a football field </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Death of Planet Earth? <ul><li>By 2025 half the remaining rainforests will be gone; by 2060 they will have gone forever </li></ul><ul><li>We will lose half the plant and animal species on earth </li></ul><ul><li>This is the largest mass extinction since the demise of the dinosaurs </li></ul>
  11. 11. What can I do? <ul><li>Don’t waste water </li></ul><ul><li>Use energy saving light bulbs </li></ul><ul><li>Switch things off when not in use </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce, reuse, recycle your rubbish </li></ul><ul><li>Use less plastic bags </li></ul><ul><li>Try to buy FairTrade </li></ul><ul><li>Plant a tree </li></ul>Images from Mayflower Search Tiki.oneworld.net

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