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Calling All Planet Protectors

Tell us how you are making our planet a better place so we can share your ideas and inspire others to become planet protectors, too!

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Planet Protectors In Action

Sonia Age 10:  "I found a lost and abandoned baby raccoon.  After making a bunch of phone calls, I found a rescue organization who would take care of it.  With the help of my parents, I caught the baby and brought it to someone who will feed it and keep it safe.  They said when the baby is old enough, he will be released back in to the wild"

Sam Age 5 

"When I turned 5, I asked that instead of giving me birthday presents, people donate money to the World Wildlife Federation."

Conner Age 8:  "I held the door for a woman who was pushing a stroller with a baby in it. She was so happy to get some help!  I got a great, big smile and a thank you."

Kate Age 13  "I noticed a bunch of gross garbage in our neighborhood park.  I got a group of kids and a few adults to pitch in and help clean it up.  Now our park is sparkly clean!"

ways to protect the environment

Ways To Help The Environment

  1. Stop using gift wrap. Switch to reusable gift wrap. Or, try putting a blanket or towel around your gift and wrapping it with a pretty and reusable bow.

  2. Reduce food packaging. Try to buy in bulk and bring your own refillable containers.

  3. Bring along your own water bottle. Don't buy plastic water bottles. They are a waste of money and do a lot of damage to our environment.

  4. Buy local whenever you can.

  5. When getting takeout, don't take the throw away, single use silverware. Bring your own if necessary.

  6. Stop using single use straws. If you need a straw for your drink, invest in a reusable, washable one.

  7. Turn your air conditioning up and your heat down.

  8. Turn off the lights when you are not in the room. Don't use them unless it is necessary.

  9. Plant a tree.

  10. Plant a garden. Try growing your own fruits and vegetables.

  11. Recycle old cell phones.

  12. Switch to environmentally friendly household cleaners. They are better for the environment, they keep your indoor air clean and they smell good. Mrs. Meyers is of my favorites!

  13. Turn the water off while brushing your teeth. Doing so can save about 4 gallons of water a minute or 200 gallons a week for a family of four.

  14. Take shorter showers. 5 minutes less in the shower saves up to 1,000 gallons of water per month per family.

  15. Stop using plastic bags. Switch to reusable cloth bags. They are inexpensive and last a long time.

  16. Stop driving your car everywhere you go. Walk, bike, or take public transportation whenever you can.

  17. Recycle. If you are out somewhere and can't find a recycling bin, don't just toss your recyclables in the garbage can. Hold onto them until you can find a place to recycle them or take them home with you and do it from there.

  18. Compost your household food waste. Later use your decomposed compost to fertilize your gardens.

  19. Decrease the amount of food you waste. The United States wastes about $160 billion of food a year.

  20. Use a clothesline instead of a dryer.

  21. Become a vegetarian. Or better yet try being vegan.

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