By Lexi Petronis, Jill Buck
yes, all of us know the planet is in hassle. We listen speak forever approximately weather switch, pollution from vehicles, oil spills into oceans, trash overflowing into waterways, and poisonous chemical substances leaking into our groundwater. Sigh. however the excellent news is there is a lot we will be able to do to begin cleansing up the Earth. And it begins with you!
This publication explores lots of small (and tremendous) issues that children can do to make a favorable distinction within the surroundings such as:
• pass on a eco-friendly date with a brand new crush• devour much less meat
• discover ways to store vintage• create an environmental job strength at school • pass on an eco-adventure
• and more!
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18 Paint the Halls Green If you are the creative type, you might find all of the scientific and statistical stuff related to the environment boring. That’s probably one reason why some people tune out when it comes to learning about it — terms like “chlorinated hydrocarbons” and “petroleum derivatives” can be a little off-putting. But it doesn’t have to be all science-speak. You can promote the idea of green living to others by using your creativity. Are you a poet or an actor? Can you compose music?
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