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Going green in 2015 (1)

Going Green in 2015 is filled with green tips.

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Going green in 2015 (1)

  1. 1. Going Green in 2015 presented by Jordan & Justine's Weekend Adventures Everyday is Earth Day!
  2. 2. Going Green in 2015 Jordan & Justine's Weekend Adventures is an eco-friendly book series for children ages 5 to 10. Jordan is a boy who represents the ecology neighborhood hero. Jordan points out tips on healthy living and going green. Check out all three “Green Books” on:  Amazon: Jordan and Justine’s Weekend Adventures  Website: 
  3. 3. Eating Green Greening your life starts with you!  Spring is in full effect. Now is the perfect time to go to your local farmer's market to buy and eat green. Organic foods are grown by farmers who do not use pesticides or fertilizers during the process of growing fruits and vegetables. Organic meats and dairy are produced when livestock are not fed products containing chemicals or pesticides.  Green Snacks are Great For Kids – Apples, oranges, carrot sticks, pears, spinach, salads, soft boiled eggs, yogurt, nuts, grapes, raisins, granola.  Water and natural juices are a much better choice above sodas and sugary drinks
  4. 4. Water Waste Not, Want Not You can save gallons and gallons of fresh, clean water each day by simply following some easy tips  Collect water in a bucket while you're waiting for the shower water to warm up. Collect rain water in a bucket from your back yard too. Use the recycled water for plants, cleaning up or washing the car  Install a low-flow showerhead. You can save up to 2.5 gallons of water per minute  Spend less time in the shower. Fill your bath tub to half full to save on water. (FYI – Taking a bath uses 35 to 50 gallons of water on average)  Don’t run the water while you shave or brush your teeth, saving up to 2.5 gallons of water per minute  Change household faucets to low faucet accelerators, saving up to 3 gallons of water per minute
  5. 5. Water  Clean and pure water is one of earth’s treasures we take for granted by squandering our water supply. Running water wastefully, leaky pipes, running hydrants, and more, all contribute to waste of our water supply.  Do you know that the demand for fresh, clean water has increased three times the rate of population growth.  Do you realize that water scarcity affects 4 out of every 10 people, globally?  Did you know that people in 7states in America experience a water shortage every day; caused by drought due to low rainfall and climate change
  6. 6. Green Basics:  To save on energy check your home’s insulation ; Re-insulate areas where there are drafts.  Consider installing solar panels as your home’s energy source.  Consider a tank-less hot water heater to save up to 40% in energy costs  Conserve Paper. Save single-sided pages for notes, and print only what you need to print. Print and copy on both sides of the page whenever applicable. Think PAPERLESS  RECYCLE: Put your aluminum cans, plastics, glass, into the recycle bins for disposal. Do the same with cardboard, magazines and newspapers
  7. 7. Reusable Recycling is a big part of going green.  Use your own reusable water bottle at work, at home, at play. Make sure bottles are phthalate-free & BPA-free if bottles are plastic; although stainless steel water bottles are best!  Donate computers, printers, furniture, clothing, toys and school supplies. Recycle used cell phones and chargers, printer cartridges and batteries. Most manufacturers have programs that accept recycled office supplies  Walk or ride a bike to school or work; as long as the weather permits. Walking and bike riding cuts down on fuel usage as you exercise more  Use reusable bags for grocery shopping, packing lunches, carrying fruit and snacks
  8. 8. Be Green, Keep it Clean!  Do You Know that paper towels create a lot of waste. If you must use them please compost. It is greener to use a cloth towel or cleaning cloth and throw it in the wash.  Believe it or not cleaning up after your dog is green. Leaving animal waste on the streets is a big problem. When the waste is rinsed away, harmful bacteria in the waste can get into drains and find its way into the water supply.  Ditch those high priced chemical laden brand cleaners and go green by using vinegar and hydrogen peroxide to keep surfaces clean
  9. 9. What is your Carbon Footprint?  Go to to calculate your carbon foot print. Then decide to do something about it. It's not about making drastic lifestyle changes.  It's about the small things we can do that add up to something green. Go Green in 2015  Get your children involved. For more Tips on what you can do start with a copy of “Go Go Green” and other books from the Jordan & Justine’s Weekend Adventures’ series, created by Tanille Edwards,
  10. 10. Jordan & Justine's Weekend Adventures  “Jordan and Justine’s Weekend Adventures” supports story-time and Earth Day presentations across the USA and has already been identified as a sure hit among educators nation-wide.  Jordan & Justine's Weekend Adventures is available in print or ebook at all retailers online and wholesale nationwide including Amazon, Ingram, Follett, Overdrive, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Ingram, Baker & Taylor  Jordan & Justine’s Weekend Adventures is an entertaining brand which features multicultural characters as friends from India, China, South America and the United States. This brand has a strong presence in schools, libraries and museums across the country. Port Discovery, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Children’s Museum of Manhattan and the Dawes Arboretum in Ohio are among the many outlets that offer this educational series.