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By Lexi Petronis, Jill Buck

  convinced, all of us know the planet is in hassle. We listen speak for all time approximately weather swap, pollution from automobiles, 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 starts off with you!

This e-book explores a whole lot small (and substantial) issues that kids can do to make a good 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 activity strength at school

• cross on an eco-adventure

• and more!

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It’s like waxing, except you can use a natural mixture of sugar, water, and lemon. Look online for a complete recipe. 2 Put the Spin Cycle on Pause Stop throwing your clothes into the hamper. That isn’t to say you should throw them on the floor — the laundry lords in your house definitely wouldn’t appreciate that. But not every item of clothing that you wear needs to get washed every time you wear it. Washing just one load of laundry in a standard top-loading washing machine consumes about 40 gallons of water, so the less laundry you do, the better.

Also, get the school to keep the room temperature regulated. Not only can overly heated and overly cooled classrooms make students uncomfortable while they’re trying to learn, but it also wastes energy. A good rule of thumb is 68 degrees for heating in winter and, if you are lucky enough to have AC in your school, 78 degrees for cooling in summer. And keep classroom doors closed so the heat or cool air doesn’t escape! Recycling is also important. If your school already has a recycling program in place, ask if recycling bins can be moved to every classroom, the cafeteria, the library, even hallways — the more bins you have, the more likely people are to use them.

And use the same towel for an entire week, if not longer. Your body is clean when it gets out of the shower! When you do get mustard on your shirt or a little blood on your collar from shaving, hand wash the spot with cold water. You’ll avoid throwing the whole piece of clothing into the wash again (and have a better chance of getting the stain out). Only run the washer when you’ve got a full load of clothes. That means you may have to include laundry from other members of your family to get a full load of whites, but a little teamwork and collaboration can keep your laundry eco-friendly.

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