GREEN EARTH

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GREEN EARTH:

GREEN EARTH Save Planet Earth Everyday, and Not Just On Earth Day

Help Save Our Planet:

Help Save Our Planet Use compact fluorescent light bulbs. "Listen to the statistic from the EPA report," Laurie says. "If every American household changed five regular light bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs, it would be like taking 8 million cars off the road." If you bring clothes to the dry cleaners, bring along a garment bag instead of having them wrap your cleaned clothes in plastic. Unplug appliances when you're not using them, even though you may think they're off. "For example, when you take your phone off, if the charger's still in the wall, it's sucking energy and that's costing us money and costing us emissions," Laurie says. "Everything needs to be pulled out of the wall: your coffee maker, your toaster, your hairdryer." Buy toilet paper made from post-consumer waste paper—that's recycled paper!

It is Easy Being Green:

It is Easy Being Green Trees are like natural air filters: They absorb the carbon dioxide and release oxygen back into the air. The average person is responsible for emitting 94 pounds of carbon dioxide every day. It takes at least four trees to offset the carbon dioxide you personally generate in a one-month period. If you want to do something about that, log onto www.americanforests.org. There, you can buy a tree and they will plant it for you.

We Only Have One Planet:

We Only Have One Planet Americans throw away 49 million diapers every single day. But what happens after the garbage truck takes them away? The diapers end up in landfills and could take 500 years to decompose. Styrofoam takes 2,000 years to decompose. And plastic bottles—such as all of those water and soda bottles—will never decompose. Landfills emit toxins such as methane and carbon dioxide, which just so happen to be the two main greenhouse gases that some scientists say cause global warming

Recycling Your Old Items:

Recycling Your Old Items Cell Phones The Environmental Protection Agency's Plug-In to eCycling program Rechargeable Batteries Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation Computers Earth911.com Printers, Floppy Disks and Other Tech Accessories GreenDisk.com Cameras RecyclingforCharities.com

Recycling Your Old Items:

Recycling Your Old Items Electronics Electronic Industries Alliance's Consumer Education Initiative MyGreenElectronics.org Business Clothing DressforSuccess.org Shoes Nike Reuse-a-Shoe Soles 4 Souls Glasses OneSight.org

Exercise for the Environment Getting in the best shape of your life doesn't have to conflict with your green lifestyle. Find eco-friendly gear, reduce waste at the gym and love the outdoors. :

Exercise for the Environment Getting in the best shape of your life doesn't have to conflict with your green lifestyle. Find eco-friendly gear, reduce waste at the gym and love the outdoors. Buy eco-friendly tennis shoes and recycle your old ones. Shop Planet Shoes for all the best in green tennis shoes. Read Colin Dunn's guide to recycling your old sneakers . Shop green athletic retailers. Look for companies with sustainable business practices , like Patagonia, REI, and Nau , and hit the Planet Green Shop when it's time to gear up. Wear natural deodorant. Traditional deodorants often have aluminum chlorohydrate . Although it's the least irritating of the aluminum salts, it can still result in allergic reactions. What's worse, it also happens to be a neurotoxin that alters the function of the blood-brain barrier, linking it to Alzheimer's disease and cancer. It's always best to buy aluminum-free deodorants that don't contain this killer.

More Green For Your Health When You Exercise:

More Green For Your Health When You Exercise Bring green snacks. Make your own granola bars. Try Kelly Rossiter's Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars . If you make your own you can control the sugar and use unprocessed sugars like brown rice syrup and honey. Mix up the ingredients and add your favorite nuts and dried fruits. If you don’t have time to make them buy the good stuff like ThinkOrganic and Barbara's Bakery. When you're reading the label look for the nutritional assassins like high fructose corn syrup which is linked the obesity epidemic in this country as well as a host of other health issues.

Ditch Flimsy Produce Bags :

Ditch Flimsy Produce Bags China Banned Plastic Bags – We Can Too!   Stop Using Plastic Bags, Save Dolphins Whether you hop on board with one of these five fantastic options or drum up your own alternative, don't let those flimsy bags lure you back—they're no good for the environment , and actually make your food spoil fas ter too!

One Planet Earth :

One Planet Earth

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Presentation Provided By Yasmin Mestas Barrera Thank you for your attention Harpo, Inc.”OPRAH.” The Oprah Winfrey Show . 2009 .HARPO Productions Inc. 22 April. 2009 http://www.oprah.com/package/world/environment/pkggoinggreen/20080422_orig_goinggreen .