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It’s easy being
      GREEN
simple ways to live a more sustainable life




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GREEN FACTS
Your T.V set can run for three hours on the energy saved
from recycling one aluminum can

Recycling a single r...
(across the pacific, 2007)
how you can help fight
    car pollution
 Choose greener transportation,
 instead of always driving, take
 the bus or car p...
composition of an average
    garbage dump
   paper               yard waste     metal   glass
   food waste          plas...
do your part: RECYCLE
            The majority of ‘garbage’ in a
            landfill can be recycled, so do your
         ...
the amount of water the
average person uses daily
      dripping faucet   washing machine   dishwasher
      brushing teet...
water conservation tips
            Don’t let the water run while
            washing dishes, fill one sink with
          ...
works cited
Across the Pacific, 06.18.2007. “One Car Policy.” http://helenwang.rdvp.org/
pacific/2007/06/one-car-policy.html...
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This presentation is a guide to living a more sustainable lifestyle, it includes simple steps everyone can take in their daily lives to be more green.

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0846607 It's Easy Being Green

  1. 1. It’s easy being GREEN simple ways to live a more sustainable life 0846607
  2. 2. GREEN FACTS Your T.V set can run for three hours on the energy saved from recycling one aluminum can Recycling a single run of the Sunday New York Times would save 75,000 trees Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures every year The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle can run a 100-watt light bulb for four hours. It also causes 20% less air pollution, and 50% less water pollution then when a new bottle is made from raw materials (Ramola15, 1998)
  3. 3. (across the pacific, 2007)
  4. 4. how you can help fight car pollution Choose greener transportation, instead of always driving, take the bus or car pool whenever you can If your not travelling too far, why not walk, rollerblade or ride your bike Anytime you use one of these alternatives you reduce or eliminate the amount of carbon dioxide created by driving a gas powered vehicle
  5. 5. composition of an average garbage dump paper yard waste metal glass food waste plastic other 10% 7% 8% 37% 10% 10% 18% (Ramola15, 1998)
  6. 6. do your part: RECYCLE The majority of ‘garbage’ in a landfill can be recycled, so do your part at home and recycle as much as you can to reduce the amount of garbage you bring to the curb Use your green box! Over the course of a year the average person will throw out 1200 pounds of organic garbage that can be composted Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy as burning it in an incinerator (Ramola15, 1998)
  7. 7. the amount of water the average person uses daily dripping faucet washing machine dishwasher brushing teeth shower toilet flush 250 200 150 100 50 0 litres per day (CIDA, 2008)
  8. 8. water conservation tips Don’t let the water run while washing dishes, fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water Take shorter showers, showers under 5 minutes can save up to 1000 gallons of water a month Turn the water off while brushing your teeth, and save 4 gallons/ minute Only run your dishwasher and washing machine when you have a full load (Water Use it Wisely, 2008)
  9. 9. works cited Across the Pacific, 06.18.2007. “One Car Policy.” http://helenwang.rdvp.org/ pacific/2007/06/one-car-policy.html. October 2, 2008. CIDA, 03.31.2008. “Water.” http://acdi-cdia.gc.ca/CIDAWEB/acdicida.nsf/En/ REN-218125537-Q2B. October 2, 2008 Ramola15, 02.10.1998. “Recycling Fun Facts.” http://members.aol.com/ramola15/ funfacts.html. October 2, 2008 Water Use it Wisely, 2008. “100 Ways to Save Water.” http://wateruseitwisely.com/ 100ways/hw.shtml. October 7, 2008 Special thanks to my lovely model WEEGAR!!, you can find her working at the WEST END PUB, serving up cheap wings and cold beer every monday night!!

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