Going Green: Simple Ways for Students to Help the Planet By C.Rahul Sunshine Chennai Sr Secondary School
Here are a few simple and variedideas to inspire our students to lightentheir carbon foot print. We ought tobe teaching our students to becomestudents of the world. Let’s encouragesustainability for ourselves and ourposterity. Go Green!!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle• Start a simple recycling center at your house.• Recycle glass bottles, plastic bottles, aluminum cans and newspapers.
Start a Compost Pile• Some items that can be used to start your compost pile are often as easily accessible as your own garbage.• Some examples of ideal items are: egg shells, coffee grinds, fruit rinds, veggie peels, paper napkins and spoiled produce.• All you have to do is dig a hole in the yard, put your items to compost inside and wait.
Get Creative• Make your own cards and thank-you notes• Wrap presents in a creative manner: Use household items such as string, twine and brown paper bags• Save wrapping paper, tissue bags, bows and gift bags
Reusable• Use cloth towels rather than paper towels• Carry your own plastic silverware and tupperware to school/work• Carry “green bags” to the grocery store• Use old homework as scratch paper• Print on both sides of paper• Carry a reusable water bottle
Food Choices• Shop organic• Stop eating “fast food”• Purchase local produce• Go to farmer’s markets• Plant a garden