cute video I found on the 3 R’s! I remeber learning this song when I was young and learning about recycling for the first time! But really it doesn’t matter how much you know about recycling but the fact that you want to make a difference in our world. Also I feel the more people you try to influence to recycle the better outcome we will get! so get out, be green and reduce, reuse, recycle!!
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Everyone has heard at least one lecture about recycling whenever you can to help conserve the earth, but what if we can to better than that? What if we REUSE things instead of just throwing them in a recycling bin. If we do that then we will decrease our carbon footprints by a lot more than if we recycle. For example if you are in the middle of writing a paper, but you decide that you don’t like it and are going to start over, then you save that used piece of paper for something else. Maybe you can used the back or just a piece of it. Either way it will save the earth faster!
It’s been getting cold lately and my home’s air-conditioning upstairs (where I have to sleep) is broken. That means a few cold nights until a repair man can come fix it. But how environmentally-friendly is it for us to use gas to heat our home? I have a large window in my room and most of the year the sunlight coming in through it will heat up my room so much that I’ll have to turn on the fan. I decided to find a way I could efficiently use sunlight to heat my room or any room that was too cold! The following link shows a guide on how to use soda cans and a frame with a hose and a few other things to heat air!
Today in French classs my teacher was talking to us about recycling. He told us a story about how one of his students put some food in the recycling bin and because of this we would not be able to recycle anything but instead just throw it away. I learned a lot fromhis story because I realised that food and water can not be recycled! Not only can they not be recycled but if you put it in the recycling bin everything must be thrown away! So next time when you want to recycle, I urge you to think, is this recycable?
Hi, I am Sakura from Houston, Texas. Houston isn’t known as a city that big on recycling(though we’re “big” on everything else), and I have lived here almost all of my life. So, when I went to a skating camp in Canada and had to live in a dorm, it was a whole different lifestyle. The biggest change between living in the States and living in Canada was that Canada was definately alot greener than the US. It was actually extremely embarrassing when I stood in line at the grocery store in Canada with my pounds and pounds of groceries, only to realise that Canada CHARGES for the use of plastic bags at grocery stores. As I looked around me, I realised that EVERYONE around me had brought their own bags to carry their groceries in. Luckily, the cashiers felt extremely bad for me, because I was completely clueless, and let me carry my groceries in a storage box that they no longer needed to use. This was a humiliating moment, but it really made me realise how different Canada is from the US. If America could use the same system and charge for the use of paper or plastic bags, we would be more inclined to REUSE our old plastic bags, or use sturdier bags to bring with us on every shopping trip. If the Canadians can do it, can’t we??
Hi, my name is Grace and I live in Houston, TX. Living in an industrial city like Houston, it is very important to recycle and reuse as much as we can. I for one take a lunch box to school and use a reusable water container. It reduses trash and saves plastic. I know another thing my family and I do is keep our plastic and paper bags from stores and reuse them for other purposes. Even keeping the plastic containers you get when you order food is a good way of repurposing items. Another great idea is reusing the other side of printer paper for scratch paper maybe. Less paper wasted equals more trees not cut down equals more oxygen in the air and less carbon dioxide. In the link below, it gives creative ideas to reusing items.
This is another YouTube video from the HappyDancingTurtle channel that contains a very simple explanation on how we can follow the steps of reducing, reusing and recycling. I tend to forget these three steps, and I am a big paper waster. I love to doodle, and I really like to use printer paper. If I mess it a drawing, I throw or recycle the paper. Sometimes I crumple a sheet if I made a small picture on both sides, and I go and get another piece of paper. I realize now that I waste the resources and money of others because of that. Now, I use both sides and only use printer paper when absolutely necessary. I learned how to reduce my consumption, and I reuse sheets of used paper when I want to doodle. After using all that paper, I recycle it when I want to get rid of it. It is amazing that small actions help me to reduce my carbon footprint.
We get so caught up in our routines that we forget that simple actions such as recycling that are disregarded harm our Earth and only home for us and future generations. I found this video on the Discovery Channel’s YouTube channel. It is an animation of the possible effects that not recycling a tin can is harmful to the earth. The video has shows the probable time lapse of a tin can degrading itself over 50 years and how it harms the life of plants and the environment around us. A simple action such as recycling a soda can into its proper location can harm the earth in a matter of years or even as of now.
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