Global Warming

How Can You Help?

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Recycling is one of the main ways you can help the environment. Recyclable items include paper, plastic, cardboard and glass. When you recycle, the item goes not to a landfill, but a plant where it can be reused in the future. Landfills are harmful to the enviroment and it takes years for materials in them to decompose. Recycling is a fun and easy way to make a big difference in the world by making a simple change!
Conserving water is another great way to help the environment. The amount of energy used to purify water releases a lot of Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere, which, which is very bad for the environment. Although having clean water is extremely important, try using it in moderation next time you accidentally leave the sink or shower running. Making this small difference has an impact!
The compact flourescant lightbulb (CFL) is one of the most popular ways people have been saving energy over the past few years. They use 25% of the energy a regular lightbulb does and last many years longer. If every family in the United States replaced at least one regular bulb with a CFL, 90 billion pounds of greenhouse gases would be eliminated. That's equivilant to taking 7.5 million cars off the road.
In its lifetime, a tree will absorb about one ton of Carbon Dioxide. Planting a tree may seem like a strange thing to do, but it's a fun and guaranteed way to give back to the environment. We live in an age where trees are being cut down at a rapid pace, but this is when we need them the most. No matter where you live, you can plant a tree. It's taking a bold step to keep our planet healthy and green.