Resources to get involved in your community!

 

Taking care of the environment is a very important job. There’s something for every individual and/or family to do! Below you will find tips on how YOU can help to protect the environment.

    • WALK, BIKE, OR CARPOOL

  • Park that car! If the weather allows it, explore the outdoors and walk or ride your bike to work. Enjoy the beautiful planet that you are working to protect!
  • If you do decide to drive, carpool! That way, you’ll limit your carbon monoxide emissions and get to spend some time with a friend!
    • REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

  • Think before you print! Is there a reason you need a hard copy of a document? Or will an electronic copy be enough?
  • Cut down on what you throw away, and consider reusing items if possible (ex: reuse the sauce jar from dinner as a vase for flowers!)
    • TURN OFF THE LIGHTS

  • Try to utilize natural light as much as you can by keeping the blinds open and letting in the sunshine.
  • If there’s no one else in the room you’re in, make sure to turn the light off as you leave.
    • LIMIT YOUR PERSONAL WASTE

  • Use your own reusable water bottle to stay hydrated, rather than grabbing a disposable plastic bottle.
  • Bring reusable bags when going shopping instead of plastic or paper bags.
    • Additional Resources & Activities

  • rei.com → Outdoor activities and projects for kids and families
  • kab.org → Environmental resources and projects for kids
    • Environmental Agencies and Organizations

  • fws.gov → National Fish and Wildlife Agency
  • edf.org → Environmental Defense Fund
  • npca.org → National Parks Conservation
 

Have other ideas on how you can get involved? Email them to rhkidspublicity@randomhouse.com.

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