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WHEN SHOPPING: BE WISE
Avoid buying food or household products
in plastic or styrofoam containers
whenever possible. (They cannot be
recycled and do not break
down in the environment.)
2. Think twice about buying "disposable" products. (They really aren't
disposable and are extravagant wastes of
the world's resources.)
3. Buy paper products instead of plastic if you must buy "disposables."
They break down better in the
environment and don't deplete the ozone
layer as much.
4. Check the energy rating of major appliances you purchase. Buy only the
5. Ask questions. Don't buy products, such as styrofoam, that are
hazardous to the environment or
manufactured at the expense of important
habitats such as rain forests.
6. Buy locally grown food and locally made products when possible.
7. Don't buy products made from endangered animals.
WHEN YOU HAVE A CAR : GIVE US
Keep your car tuned up. Avoid being a
9. Dispose used oil and junk parts.
10. Use public transportation whenever
11. On weekends, ride your bike or walk
WHEN YOU HAVE KIDS, NEPHEWS, NIECES,
12. Teach children to respect nature
and the environment. Take them on hikes
or camping. Help them plant a tree or
build a birdhouse. Teach them by
AT HOME OR IN
13. Start a compost pile.
14. Put up birdfeeders, birdhouses, and
15. Pull weeds instead of using
16. Use only organic fertilizers. (They
are still the best.)
17. Compost your leaves and yard debris,
or take them to a yard debris recycler.
(Burning them creates air pollution, and
putting them out with the trash wastes
18. Take extra plastic and rubber pots
back to the nursery.
19. Plant short, dense shrubs close to
your home's foundation to help insulate
your home against cold.
20. Use mulch to conserve water in your