Saving Our Planet<br />One “Helping” Hand at a Time<br />
Global Warming<br />Definition: the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation.<br />Effects: <br /><ul><li>changes in rainfall patterns
Take showers instead of baths and turn the water off when you are shampooing your hair.</li></li></ul><li>Reuse—to clean or repair something old and use it again.<br /><ul><li>Make crafts using cans (pencil holders)
Make Halloween costumes out of used clothing.</li></li></ul><li>Recycle- to make new products from old ones.<br /><ul><li>This saves energy; it takes a lot less energy to make products out of recycled material than it does to make products out of raw material.
Since recycling saves energy, it saves fossil fuels.
Recycling also produces less pollution.</li></li></ul><li>Did you know?<br />
You can recycle items other than paper, glass plastic and aluminum.<br />
Athletic Shoes<br /><ul><li>Nike will recycle any brand of athletic shoe through it’s Reuse-a-Shoe program.
You can drop them off at any Niketown store or Nike Factory store. You can also mail them in.
The company uses the footwear to make sports surfaces for basketball courts, tennis courts, running tracks, and playgrounds.
To date, app. 20 million pairs of shoes have been recycled worldwide through this program.</li></li></ul><li>Techno-trash<br /><ul><li>VHS tapes, game cartridges, digital cameras, MP3 players, cords, cables, cassettes, VCRs, and even computer monitors can all be recycled!
A company called Greendiskwill reprocess this technology in an eco-friendly way.
You can mail your techno-trash to the company. </li></li></ul><li>Handheld Devices<br /><ul><li>You can recycle old cell phones and pagers
Drop them off at Staples , which has partnered with CollectiveGood, (a nonprofit organization that reuses the phones or metals inside them).</li></li></ul><li>Did you know?<br />
When you recycle plastic…<br />You save petroleum!<br />
When you recycle paper…<br />You save trees!<br />