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Going green

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My powerpoint presentation on Going Green for CAS 160 April 2011

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Going green

  1. 1. Go Green Presentation<br />Shawn Waters<br />
  2. 2. Why Should We Go Green?<br />The world has a fixed amount of natural resources - some of which are already depleted.<br />Threats to future resources come from things we throw away everyday. Household batteries and electronics often contain dangerous chemicals that leak through and pollute the groundwater.<br />Throwing away items that could be recycled diminishes energy, water and natural resources that could be saved by recycling.<br />Shawn Waters<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Did You Know…<br />For every ton of paper that is recycled, 7,000 gallons of water; 380 gallons of oil; and enough electricity to power an average house for six months is saved.<br />Recycling one aluminum will save enough energy to run a TV for three hours.<br />By recycling just one glass bottle, you save enough electricity to power a 100-watt bulb for four hours. <br />If every household recycled 1 out of 10 plastic bottles they used, we’d keep 200 million lbs. of plastic out of the landfill every year.<br />If 100,00 people stopped receiving their junk mail, we would save up to 150,000 trees annually. Imagine if a million people did this, we would save up to a million trees!<br />Shawn Waters<br />3<br />
  4. 4. What harm are we causing?<br />Shawn Waters<br />4<br />
  5. 5. What harm arewecausing???<br />63,000 sq. miles of rain forest are being destroyed each year . (10 football fields)<br />After <br />Each year approximately 4 billion tons of carbon accumulates in the air, about 30% comes from the continued burning of the rainforest.<br />Shawn Waters<br />5<br />
  6. 6. How much garbage doweproduce?<br />Shawn Waters<br />6<br />
  7. 7. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch<br />7<br />Shawn Waters<br />
  8. 8. Ways to Go Green<br />Shawn Waters<br />8<br />
  9. 9. 5 simple steps to Go Green<br /><ul><li>Use CFL light bulbs
  10. 10. B.Y.O.B & B.Y.O.C.
  11. 11. Use public transportation
  12. 12. Start a composting bin
  13. 13. Recycle!</li></ul>Shawn Waters<br />9<br />
  14. 14. Recycling rate per country<br />Shawn Waters<br />10<br />
  15. 15. Conservation 101<br />Shawn Waters<br />11<br />Reduce<br />Reuse<br />Rethink<br />Recycle<br /><ul><li>Join eco-groups
  16. 16. Pick up litter at local parks
  17. 17. Recycle
  18. 18. Philanthropy (donate time & money)</li></li></ul><li>Summary<br />Shawn Waters<br />12<br /><ul><li>Reduce, Reuse Recycle, Rethink…
  19. 19. Volunteer time and money to conservation </li></ul> help preserve this beautiful planet for future generations to come.<br />www.greenpeace.org<br />www.earthhour.org<br />www.earth911.org<br />

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