Going Green Earth Day Presentation

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This is great powerpoint presentation on all facets of "going green". It was originally developed for students in conjuction with some Earth Day activities in 2009. Please feel free to share this with your group.


<ul><li>1.<ul><li>Its a Special Daywe will take some time to discover whyand how to make everyday special! </li></ul></li></ul> <p>2. My Belief</p> <ul><li>Every single person can make a changethis can create a spiral effect to SAVE our world. </li></ul> <p>3. BE RESPONSIBLE </p> <ul><li>I am the ONLY person RESPONSIBLE for my behavior. </li></ul> <ul><li>I choose to recycleto make the world better place for my family.</li></ul> <ul><li>I choose today to introduce and challenge each of you to RECYCLE! </li></ul> <p>4. Get a Recycling Bin 5. Shopping Totes </p> <ul><li>I shop with canvas totes </li></ul> <ul><li>I take these to the grocery store and the mall!I dont want their plastic bags! </li></ul> <p>6. Statistics on Plastic Bags and Reasons to Stop Using Them! </p> <ul><li>Plastic bags often end up in natureand oceans </li></ul> <ul><li>Sea turtles mistake clear plastic bags for jellyfish. Birds swoop down and swallow the plastic. The petroleum-based plastics take decades to break down, and as long as they float on the ocean's surface, they can appear as feeding grounds. </li></ul> <ul><li>"These animals die because the plastic eventually fills their stomachsIt doesn't pass, and they literally starve to death. </li></ul> <ul><li>Source: www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin </li></ul> <p>7. Plastic bags.. Dont have to be eaten to harm the animals 8. Plastic bags can wrap around animals </p> <ul><li>About 100,000 whales, seals, turtles and other marine animals are killed by plastic bags each year worldwide, according to Planet Ark, an international environmental group.</li></ul> <ul><li>www.seattlepi.com/national </li></ul> <p>9. Statistics on the Amount of Time Items Take to Decompose </p> <ul><li>.The New York Times and other sources:Has the following listed: </li></ul> <ul><li>Paper: 2.5 months </li></ul> <ul><li>Milk Carton: 5 years </li></ul> <ul><li>Cigarette Butt: 10-12 years </li></ul> <ul><li>Plastic Bag: some say 10-20 yearsother sources say 100 years </li></ul> <ul><li>Disposable diapers:75 years -450 years </li></ul> <ul><li>Tin Can:100 years-200 years </li></ul> <ul><li>Plastic Bottle:450 years </li></ul> <ul><li>Glass Bottle:1,000,000 years </li></ul> <ul><li>Styrofoam:NEVER </li></ul> <ul><li>Sources:Nemve E Metropolitan Diary, Oct. 1,2001www.thatdanny.com </li></ul> <p>10. Statistics: </p> <ul><li>In 2006, Americans drank about 167 bottles of water each, but only recycled an average of 23 percent. That leaves 38 billion water bottles in landfills.</li></ul> <ul><li>Bottled water costs between $1 and $4 per gallon and 90 percent of the cost is in the bottle, lid and label.</li></ul> <ul><li>According to the Beverage Marketing Corp, the average American consumed 1.6 gallons of bottled water in 1976. In 2006 that number jumped to 28.3 gallons.</li></ul> <ul><li>It takes over 1.5 million barrels of oil to manufacture a years supply of bottled water. Thats enough oil to fuel 100,000 cars.</li></ul> <ul><li>www.franklygreen.com </li></ul> <p>11. Plastic Bottles </p> <ul><li>Eight out of 10 plastic water bottles become landfill waste.</li></ul> <ul><li>In 2007 we spent $16 billion on bottled water. Thats more than we spent on iPods or movie tickets.</li></ul> <ul><li>Plastic bottles take 450-700 years before theybeginto decompose in a landfill.</li></ul> <ul><li>If everyone in NYC gave up water bottles for one week they would save 24 million bottles from being land filled; one month would save 112 million bottles and one year would save 1.328 billion bottles from going into the landfill.</li></ul> <p>12. Yuck! 13. This Picture Represents the Amount of Plastic Bottles Thrown Away Every 5 Minutes 14. My Change</p> <ul><li>Buy a PUR water purifier for your faucet. </li></ul> <ul><li>Buy a large plastic container to keep in the refrigerator for a constant cold water supply </li></ul> <ul><li>Buy a container to take places </li></ul> <p>15. What Other Changes Can I Do? 16. How To Conserve Energy and Water </p> <ul><li>Shut the water off while brushing your teethor brush your teeth in the shower! </li></ul> <ul><li>Put a bucket in your shower to capture wateruse it to water your plants. </li></ul> <ul><li>Shut off the water while washing the dishes (by hand) </li></ul> <ul><li>Use less electricity in the summer by running appliances in the early morning or late eveningrun full loads </li></ul> <p>17. Changes in Household Items </p> <ul><li>Change hazardous waste material in your house to environmentally safe materials </li></ul> <p>18. What happens when the landfills are full? 19. Is it a problem if we dont acknowledge it? 20. Ideas for Us? 21. If Not UsThen Who? </p> <ul><li>If we dont changethen who will? </li></ul> <ul><li>Society tends to always think someone else will do it. </li></ul> <ul><li> It happens to other people, it doesnt really matter </li></ul> <ul><li>I THINK IT DOES!!! </li></ul> <p>22. It is in our hands! 23. Is It Possible? </p> <ul><li>Is the feat possibleor will we fail? </li></ul> <ul><li>Only time will tellbut without trying </li></ul> <ul><li>WE FAIL. </li></ul> <p>24. WE Deserve a Clean Planet! 25. Sources </p> <ul><li>http://www.recycleitnow.net </li></ul> <ul><li>http://filterforgood.com </li></ul> <ul><li>http://www.plasticsresource.com </li></ul> <ul><li>http://www.pbs.org/pov/borders/2004/water/water_disposable.html </li></ul> <ul><li>http://refillnotlandfill.org </li></ul> <ul><li>http://www.bottledwaterblues.com </li></ul> <ul><li>http://www.sks-bottle.com </li></ul> <ul><li>http://www.bottlesandcans.com </li></ul> <ul><li>http://www.npr.org </li></ul> <ul><li>http://www.csmonitor.com </li></ul> <ul><li>http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/05/28/recycled-water-bottle-cascade-chandelier/ </li></ul> <ul><li>http://thefuntimesguide.com/2007/08/plastic_bottle_lids_and_caps.php </li></ul> <ul><li>www.earth911.org </li></ul> <ul><li>www.thedailygreen.com </li></ul>