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Going Green. Albertha Nelson, MPH Student WALDEN UNIVERSITY PUBH 6165 Dr. Rebecca Heick Spring 2010. Going green. Welcome Audience: - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • GOING GREENAlbertha Nelson, MPH StudentWALDEN UNIVERSITYPUBH 6165Dr. Rebecca Heick Spring 2010

  • GOING GREEN

  • GOING GREENI would like to introduce my audience, the stakeholders participating in this project:The local supermarkets: Publix, Winn Dixie, Aldi Supermarkets, Walgreens, CVS Drug StoresLocal SchoolsWF Elementary School, OMS Middle W.O. local library W.O.H SubdivisionThanks to my audience for taking the time to participate in this project. Together we can accomplish our goal to a healthy environment.

  • OBJECTIVES By the end of this presentation the audience will:Describe meaning of Going Green.Make informed decisions for protecting the environment in day-to day life.Be able to reduce waste by reusing and recycling in the community. Help your school and community reduce the amount of waste generated. Identify some of the potential sources of air pollution.Describe some of the potential health risks of air pollution.Environmental Protection Agency: Lets Go Green Shopping. Wastes- Education Materials. http://ww.epa.gov/osw/education/pubs/shopping.htm

  • GOING GREENGoing green means that you can conserve resourcesSave energyPrevent waste by buying products that are energy sufficient Used products that are reusable, have no packaging and are recyclable, or made with recycled content.Greensscaping your lawn and garden.

    Environmental Protection Agency:Lets go Green Shopping:Resources for Waste Education. Retrieved April 13, 2010 from http://www.epa.gov/osw/education/pubs/shopping.htm

  • GOING GREEN

    Air pollution comes from many sources such as:FactoriesPower plantsDry cleanersCars, buses, trucksWind blowing dust and wildfires

    World Health Organization. Air Quality Guidelines-Global Update 2005. Retrieved April 10, 2010 http://www.who.int/phe/health_topics/outdoorair_aqg/en/print.html

  • GOING GREEN

    Air pollution can threaten the health of human beings; far more it affects wildlife, plants, animals, and lakes.Air pollution is also the reason for ozone layer depletion.Air pollution causes smog in the air that looks hazy; and it reduces visibility in the parks and even wilderness areas.

    World Health Organization Air quality and Health. Retrieved April 10, 2010. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs313/en/print.html

  • GOING GREENter your home and school. There are things you can do to reduce air pollutants in your home and improve air quality such completely.Take apledge to stop smoking, or never smoke.Avoid using harsh chemicals to clean inside your home; some are called VOCs, or volatile organic compounds. They help decrease good ozone which protects the air against harmful sunrays and ultraviolet light. Take a pledge to stop smoking, or never smoke.Avoid using harsh chemicals to clean inside your home; some are called VOCs, or volatile organic compounds. They help decrease good ozone which protects the air against harmful sunrays and ultraviolet light. Do not smoke inside the home or car , until you can stop smoking completely.Thousands of pollutants can enter your home and school. There are things you can do to reduce air pollutants in your home and improve air quality.

  • GOING GREENEverything you buy affect the environment, but some of the choices you make can improve or destroy the air quality you breathe and live in.Avoid buying things you dont need.Buy products that help conserve natural resources.Buy energy sufficient products (i.e., fluorescent light bulbs instead of incandescent ones).Save energyPrevent waste (bring your own reusable shopping bags when you go shopping). Buy durable products. Instead of buying disposable products buy things that will last a long time (such as rechargeable batteries, glass or reusable plastics cups for drinks).Environmental Protection Agency: Lets go Green Shopping. Wastes Education Materials. Retrieved April 13, 2010. http://wwwosw/education/pubs/shopping.htm

  • GOING GREENHow does your purchase make a difference?You have the power to make a difference when you shop.When you buy green, you are letting companies know that you care about the environmental impact of the products you buy.Your purchasing power is extremely important to them. Use your influence to help others shop smart and protect the environment.

    Environmental Protection Agency. Make a Difference Campaign for Middle School Students. Wastes- Education Materials. Retrieved April 13, 2010. (http://www.epa.gov/osw/education/mad.htm

  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR SCHOOL

    Everything you do can make a differenceBe waste awareBe a paper saver Stop buying things you can only use once, than throw it awayPick up aluminum cans you find on the ground . Take them home and recycle. Paint and draw on recycled paper. Use water based markers and glue. Use beeswax crayons; they arent made from oil.

    Andrews & McMeel. (1990). You Dont Have to Be A Grown-Up To Help Save The World. A Universal Press Syndicate Company. New York.

  • Things You can do (continue)Take your lunch to school in a cool vintage lunch box instead of tossing out another paper bag.Reuse bottle water a few times then recycled it when you are finished.Unplug your cell phone charger when you are finished charging it.Avoid foam products like picnic plates, cups, and even egg cartons.

    Andrews & McMeel.(1990). You Dont Have to Be A Grown-Up To Help Save The World. A Universal Press Syndicate Company. New York.

    GOING GREEN

  • GOING GREENAir QualityClean air is a basic requirement for human health and well-being.According to WHO assessments- more than 2 million premature deaths can be attributed to air pollution. World Health Organization-Global Update 2005. Retrieved April 10, 2010. http://www.who.int/phe/health_topics/outdoorair_

    Children are more vulnerable to the effects of air pollution than are adults because children spend more time outdoors than adults. ArNow: Smog-Who Does It Hurt? Retrieved April 13, 2010 httip://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.main

    More than half of the disease burden is borne by the populations of developing countries.

  • GOING GREEN

    Medical Studies show that air pollution can trigger heart attacks, stroke, and irregular heart rhythms ,asthma - especially in people who are already at risk for these conditions (http://www.epa.gov/airnow).

    Very small particles are found in haze, smoke, and dust even sometimes in air that looks clean.

    AirNow-Smog Who Does It Hurt? Retrieved on April 13, 2010 from http://www.airnow.gov./index.cfm?action=smog.page1

  • GOING GREENThe Ozone layer known as Earths protection shield is being destroyed . The ozone layer is being destroyed by certain industrial chemicals including refrigerants, halo's, and methyl bromide , a deadly pesticide used on crops. The Stratospheric Ozone is earths natural protection for all lifes form. It is a shield to the earth from harmful ultraviolet rays or (UV-B) radiation.

    Global Warming and Ozone Depletion: Retrieved April 16, 2010 from http://www.esshome.com/news/global-warming/ozone-depletion.asp

  • GOING GREENOzone depletion and global warming have harmful effects on plants and animals.If allowed to continue our food chain will be seriously interrupted.

    UV-B radiation causes skin cancer, cataracts, and immune suppression in both animals and humans.

    Global Warming Depletion: Warming and Ozone . Retrieved April16, 2010 from http://www.ess-home.com/news/global-warming/ozone-depletion.asp

  • GOING GREEN

    Keep in mind that everything we do affect generations.A lot of people think that teens are too self involved to worry about global issues like Going Green. I think teens today are just as willing to do their part; they simply need a little more information and a little more motivation.

  • CONCLUSION

    We may not have gotten ourselves into this mess, but our elders are hoping that we find the solutions.

    So, Lets do it!!!!!!

    If we all doing little things day in and day out it will add up. Its all good!!!!!!.

    When the earth gets sick, we get sick too; we are completely connected!!!!!!

  • GOING GREENANY QUESTIONS?

  • GOING GREENResources

    Green Communities: Where are We Now? Where are We Going? How Do We Get there? Lets Go! http:www.epa.gov/greenkit/intro1.htm

    AirNow: Smog- Who Does it Hurt? What You Need About Ozone and Your Health. http://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=smog.page1 World Health Organization. Air Quality and Health. Key Facts. http://www.who.mediacentre/factsheets/fs313/en/print.htm

    Underwriters Laboratory: Environment Safety: 100 ways to live greener. http://safetyathome.com/environment-safety-articles/

  • RESOURCESUnderwriters Laboratories. Environmental Safety: 100 Ways to Live Greener. 100 Easy to Live Greener. Retrieved May 11, 2010 from http://safetyathome.com/environmental-safety/environmental-safety -safety-articles/100-easy-ways-to-live-greener/

    Help Make Orange County Green. Government in Action. http://orangecountyfl.net/cms/aware/environment/orangetogreen/default.htm

  • REFERENCES

    Environmental Protection Agency. Lets Go Green Shopping. Wastes-Education Materials. http://www.epa.gov/oaw/edu_puba/shopping.html

    World Health Organization. Air Quality Guidelines- Global Updates 2005. Retrieved April 10, 2010 http://www.who.int/phe/health_topic/outdoorair_aqg/en/print/html

    Environmental protection Agency. Make a Difference Campaign for Middle School Students Waste Education materials. Retrieved April 13, 2010 from http://www.epa.gov/oaw/edu/med.htm

    Smog- Who Does it Hurt? Retrieved April 13, 2010 fr