HOW TO HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT

                                  Reduce, reuse and
                                 rec...
HOW TO HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT


                          Use energy saving
                             light bulbs.

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HOW TO HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT


                                    Turn off things you
                               ...
HOW TO HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT

                        Write to our leaders to
                       tell them to help...
HOW TO HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT

                                Use public transport
                                 an...
HOW TO HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT

                                            Save water by
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HOW TO HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT

                                     Use less air-con and
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HOW TO HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT

                            Eat less meat to
                          reduce global hea...
HOW TO HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT

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Tom's TEFL - Help Save the Environment Posters
Tom's TEFL - Help Save the Environment Posters
Tom's TEFL - Help Save the Environment Posters
Tom's TEFL - Help Save the Environment Posters
Tom's TEFL - Help Save the Environment Posters
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Tom's TEFL - Help Save the Environment Posters

  1. 1. HOW TO HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT Reduce, reuse and recycle metal, paper and plastic. Reduce: Try to use less (for example, use both sides of paper). Reuse: Try to use again (for example, reuse your plastic bags.). Recycle: Put in the recycling bin (for example, save your empty drink cans to put in the recycling bin. You can find recycling bins in your building or on the street… * Computers * Rechargeable batteries Set up special bins at home * Televisions * Refrigerators • Hong Kong produces more than 6 million tonnes * Washing machines of waste - let's try and cut it down! Our * Video or audio equipment landfills will be full in the next few years. * Microwave ovens • We can also recycling some bigger things. Give * Fans old toys to friends and go to * Water heaters gov.hk/en/residents/environment/waste to see * Rice cookers how we can recycle these things…  * Air-cons and heaters
  2. 2. HOW TO HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT Use energy saving light bulbs. • Low-energy light bulbs use 5 times less power than old-fashioned ones. That means they also produce less harmful CO2 Heat is wasted energy. Energy- emissions from power saving bulbs give more light, and stations. give out less heat. • They are cheaper - over the lifetime of an energy- saving bulb, you can save over $600. • They last longer - usually, a low-energy bulb will last around 6 years!
  3. 3. HOW TO HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT Turn off things you are not using. What uses the most power in our homes? • We can turn off things at night, when we are out and when we are not using them. • Even if some things are off, they may be using some power – take your TV’s plug out of the wall socket as it will still be on ‘standby’ mode. • Buy things which have a high (‘A’ rated) energy efficiency.  • Use heating and air-con on a low setting.
  4. 4. HOW TO HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT Write to our leaders to tell them to help protect the environment. Write to our leaders in Hong Mr Donald Tsang, PRC SAR Chief Executive's Office, Kong. For example, 1109-1111 Asia Pacific Finance Tower, you could ask them Citibank Plaza, 3 Garden Rd, to… Hong Kong. *Spend more money on green energy like Environmental Protection windmills and solar power. Department, *Stop buses and Southorn Centre, 24/F, 130 Hennessy Road, taxis from running Hong Kong their engines when they are waiting. *Clean up our water Agriculture, Fisheries, and and beaches. Conservation Department, *Stop shops from Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, selling old style 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, light-bulbs. Hong Kong *Make everyone recycle more. Or any other issues you can think of! Dear Donald Tsang…
  5. 5. HOW TO HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT Use public transport and avoid cars and aeroplane travel. CO2 emissions are much lower for buses and the MTR, and they are cheaper! A car with 1 driver Go to An aeroplane cleartheair.org.hk A car with 3 people inside A bus An MTR train Walking/bicycle How H much CO2 for each passenger for every mile • You need to breathe to stay alive. But how clean is the air in Hong Kong? If you breathe dirty air, you may become sick when you are older. Plants and animals need clean air too!  • Using buses and the MTR means there are fewer cars on the road, which means less pollution. • If you go on holiday to another country, think about if it is possible to go by train. Or maybe go somewhere else which is nearer! You can get trains all over China, or a ferry to Macau.
  6. 6. HOW TO HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT Save water by using less. How we use water… 97.5% of the worlds’ water is sea water which we cannot use - only 2.5% is fresh water, which is ok for people to use. Hong Kong has few natural lakes and not enough rain, so we need to take 70% of our water from China. For many years, the government stopped Hong Kongers from using too much through rationing. So remember… • Only boil as much water as you need in the kettle or when Did you know? You cooking or cleaning. can put a brick or • Take short showers and try to avoid taking baths. plastic bottle in • Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth. your toilet, so that • Wash fruits and vegetables in a bowl, not under the tap. it will refill using • Turn off the tap when washing dishes. less water! It will • Reuse water from washing food to water your plants. still work fine. How water gets to you in Hong Kong
  7. 7. HOW TO HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT Use less air-con and turn on fans instead. Hong Kong is the coldest air-conditioned place in the world says the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Air-conditioning takes up 60% of Hong Kong's electricity in summer. We can save 3% of this power for each degree we turn it down. We could save 233,000 tonnes of CO2 - 330 million electricity units. Remember to... • Wear light clothes in the hot weather. • Turn the air-con to a warmer setting - 25c is fine. • Use the fan setting - especially at night. Fans use only 10% of the electricity air- cons does. • Turn on the air-con to cool the room and Remember that power in Hong Kong then turn it off or use fans instead. comes from dirty coal. It causes • Close doors and windows when the air- pollution and is very high in CO2 when it is burnt at the power station. So con is on. let’s use less power! • Clean the filter so your air-con won't need to work so hard.
  8. 8. HOW TO HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT Eat less meat to reduce global heat! Eat more fruit Eat less dairy and vegetables Eat less meat • It takes a long time for animals to grow ready for us to eat them! They need lots of water, land and food and often a lot of rainforest is cut down for farms. • Many animals (especially cows) also like to burp and break wind. This makes lots of methane which is very bad for the environment, like CO2! • Cows alone give off more dangerous gases than all planes, trains, cars and buses put together! • 37% of methane comes from farm animals, and is it 23% more dangerous than CO2! Let’s try and cut this down. Eat more fruit and vegetables and reduce meat. If you want to eat meat, try to eat more fish and chicken and less beef and pork!
  9. 9. HOW TO HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT Learn more… Learn more about helping the environment at these English websites…. www.greenpeace.org www.foe.org.hk www.cleartheair.org.hk www.wwf.org.hk New words… Here are some of the more difficult words to learn about… CO2 – Carbon Dioxide is a gas. We breathe it out and also release it when we burn things. It can cause big problems for the world, as it can stop the Earth from protecting us from the sun. Climate Change – When we talk about climate change, we are talking about how the Earth’s weather is changing, and how the things in the air are changing, over time. Global Warming – This is about how the temperature and sea levels on Earth are slowly rising, with more floods and big storms. Environment – Our environment includes everything around us – animals, plants, the oceans, mountains and the weather. It is important to protect these things. Pollution – Pollution is something we do not want which causes damage. For example, there can be light, noise or air pollution.

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