• It’s a Special Day…
we will take some time
to discover why…and
how to make everyday
special!
My Belief
• Every single person can make a
change…this can create a spiral effect
to SAVE our world.
BE RESPONSIBLE
• I am the ONLY person RESPONSIBLE for my
behavior.
• I choose to recycle…to make the world better
place fo...
Get a Recycling Bin
Shopping Totes
• I shop with canvas totes…
• I take these to the grocery store and the
mall! I don’t want their plastic ba...
Statistics on Plastic Bags and
Reasons to Stop Using Them!
• Plastic bags often end up in nature…and oceans
• Sea turtles ...
Plastic
bags..
Don’t have
to be eaten
to harm the
animals
Statistics on the Amount of Time
Items Take to Decompose
. The New York Times and other sources : Has the following listed...
Statistics:
• In 2006, Americans drank about 167 bottles of water
each, but only recycled an average of 23 percent. That
l...
Plastic Bottles
• Eight out of 10 plastic water bottles become
landfill waste.
• In 2007 we spent $16 billion on bottled w...
Yuck!
This Picture Represents the
Amount of Plastic Bottles Thrown
Away Every 5 Minutes
My Change
• Buy a PUR water purifier for your faucet.
• Buy a large plastic container to keep in the
refrigerator for a co...
What Other Changes Can I Do?
How To Conserve Energy and
Water
• Shut the water off while brushing your
teeth…or brush your teeth in the shower!
• Put a...
Changes in Household Items
• Change hazardous
waste material in your
house to
environmentally safe
materials
What happens when the landfills
are full?
Is it a problem if we don’t
acknowledge it?
Ideas
for
Us?
If Not Us…Then Who?
• If we don’t change…then who will?
• Society tends to always think someone
else will do “it”.
• “It” ...
“It” is in
our
hands!
Is “It” Possible?
• Is the feat possible…
or will we fail?
• Only time will tell…but
without trying…
• WE FAIL.
WE Deserve a Clean Planet!
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Earth day

  1. 1. • It’s a Special Day… we will take some time to discover why…and how to make everyday special!
  2. 2. My Belief • Every single person can make a change…this can create a spiral effect to SAVE our world.
  3. 3. BE RESPONSIBLE • I am the ONLY person RESPONSIBLE for my behavior. • I choose to recycle…to make the world better place for my family. • I choose today to introduce and challenge each of you to RECYCLE!
  4. 4. Get a Recycling Bin
  5. 5. Shopping Totes • I shop with canvas totes… • I take these to the grocery store and the mall! I don’t want their plastic bags!
  6. 6. Statistics on Plastic Bags and Reasons to Stop Using Them! • Plastic bags often end up in nature…and oceans • Sea turtles mistake clear plastic bags for jellyfish. Birds swoop down and swallow the plastic. The petroleum-based plastics take decades to break down, and as long as they float on the ocean's surface, they can appear as feeding grounds. • "These animals die because the plastic eventually fills their stomachs…It doesn't pass, and they literally starve to death.“ • Source: www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin
  7. 7. Plastic bags.. Don’t have to be eaten to harm the animals
  8. 8. Statistics on the Amount of Time Items Take to Decompose . The New York Times and other sources : Has the following listed: Paper: 2.5 months Milk Carton: 5 years Cigarette Butt: 10-12 years Plastic Bag: some say 10-20 years…other sources say 100 years Disposable diapers: 75 years -450 years Tin Can: 100 years-200 years Plastic Bottle: 450 years Glass Bottle: 1,000,000 years Styrofoam: NEVER Sources:Nemve E Metropolitan Diary, Oct. 1,2001 www.thatdanny.com
  9. 9. Statistics: • In 2006, Americans drank about 167 bottles of water each, but only recycled an average of 23 percent. That leaves 38 billion water bottles in landfills. • Bottled water costs between $1 and $4 per gallon and 90 percent of the cost is in the bottle, lid and label. • According to the Beverage Marketing Corp, the average American consumed 1.6 gallons of bottled water in 1976. In 2006 that number jumped to 28.3 gallons. • It takes over 1.5 million barrels of oil to manufacture a year’s supply of bottled water. That’s enough oil to fuel 100,000 cars. • www.franklygreen.com
  10. 10. Plastic Bottles • Eight out of 10 plastic water bottles become landfill waste. • In 2007 we spent $16 billion on bottled water. That’s more than we spent on iPods or movie tickets. • Plastic bottles take 450-700 years before they begin to decompose in a landfill. • If everyone in NYC gave up water bottles for one week they would save 24 million bottles from being land filled; one month would save 112 million bottles and one year would save 1.328 billion bottles from going into the landfill.
  11. 11. Yuck!
  12. 12. This Picture Represents the Amount of Plastic Bottles Thrown Away Every 5 Minutes
  13. 13. My Change • Buy a PUR water purifier for your faucet. • Buy a large plastic container to keep in the refrigerator for a constant “cold” water supply… • Buy a container to take places
  14. 14. What Other Changes Can I Do?
  15. 15. How To Conserve Energy and Water • Shut the water off while brushing your teeth…or brush your teeth in the shower! • Put a bucket in your shower to capture water…use it to water your plants. • Shut off the water while washing the dishes (by hand) • Use less electricity in the summer by running appliances in the early morning or late evening…run “full” loads
  16. 16. Changes in Household Items • Change hazardous waste material in your house to environmentally safe materials
  17. 17. What happens when the landfills are full?
  18. 18. Is it a problem if we don’t acknowledge it?
  19. 19. Ideas for Us?
  20. 20. If Not Us…Then Who? • If we don’t change…then who will? • Society tends to always think someone else will do “it”. • “It” happens to other people, “it” doesn’t really matter… • I THINK “IT” DOES!!!
  21. 21. “It” is in our hands!
  22. 22. Is “It” Possible? • Is the feat possible… or will we fail? • Only time will tell…but without trying… • WE FAIL.
  23. 23. WE Deserve a Clean Planet!

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