Presentation on theme: "What will you do to help?. Propose what you will do to help with this problem that affects us all. Explain why this will help resolve one of the factors."— Presentation transcript:
What will you do to help?
Propose what you will do to help with this problem that affects us all. Explain why this will help resolve one of the factors that lead to Global Warming. Convince somebody else to help. Create a blog or journal of what you are doing and what the person you changed is doing as well. Create an Advertisement to Convince the community to change their ways.
Global warming is already affecting the world we know, endangering polar bears, shortening ski seasons and creating more intense storms. If we do not take steps to curb global warming, sea levels will continue to rise, flooding coastal areas. Heat waves will be more frequent and more intense. Droughts and wildfires will occur more often. Disease-carrying mosquitoes will expand their range. And species will be pushed to extinction.
DRIVE Change Choosing to Drive change energy-efficient vehicle provides the single biggest opportunity for most people to reduce their carbon emissions. Each gallon of gas used produces 25 pounds of the emissions that are responsible for global warming. energy-efficient vehicle Be an Energy Star Look for the Energy Star labels on appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, furnaces, air conditioners, washing machines and water heaters. Energy Star refrigerators use about half as much energy as refrigerators made before Energy Star washing machines use nearly 50% less water and 50% less energy per load than non-Energy Star washing machines, saving you money on your water and energy bills. Look for the Energy Star labels on appliances Choose clean power Most consumers in New Jersey can purchase electricity generated from renewable resources that produce low or no carbon emissions. Installing renewable clean energy equipment at your home or business may qualify you for one of the countrys best clean energy incentive programs, Customer On-Site Renewable Energy (CORE) rebates. purchase electricity generated from renewable resourcesone of the countrys best clean energy incentive programs, Customer On-Site Renewable Energy (CORE) rebates
Unplug an underused freezer or refrigerator An old refrigerator in the garage increases the size of your carbon-footprint and costs you more to operate during summer and winter months. Unplugging that old, underused refrigerator can lower the typical familys carbon emissions nearly 10 percentrefrigerator in the garage increases the size of your carbon-footprint and costs you more to operate Buy foods grown locally The volume of greenhouse gas emissions involved in producing, transporting, processing and distributing food is staggering. Most food travels nearly 1,500 miles before it gets to your plate. Buying locally grown, seasonal foods not only reduces the carbon dioxide emissions involved with food production and distribution, it supports local farmers, families and businesses.locally grown, seasonal foods Audit your energy use Make your home more energy efficient and comfortable while fighting global warming using a free home energy audit. Even simple measures, such as installing a programmable thermostat, can reduce a typical familys carbon emissions approximately 5 percent. Stop losing energy and start saving money today.a free home energy audit
Light it up If every U.S. household replaced one incandescent light bulb with an energy-saving compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb, global warming pollution would be reduced by more than 90 billion pounds over the life of the bulbs. Replace the five most frequently used light bulbs in your home: kitchen ceiling dome light, living room table lamp, living room floor lamp, bathroom vanity light and the outdoor porch light. CFL bulbs contain a small amount of mercury, so it is important that they be disposed of properly, such as at a local household hazardous waste collection event. Please check with your County for a schedule of household hazardous waste collection events near you.an energy-saving compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbcheck with your County for a schedule of household hazardous waste collection events Reduce, reuse & recycle Purchasing reusable products instead of disposables reduces our reliance on landfill space and helps combat global warming. Recycling half of your household waste will slash carbon dioxide emissions by 2,400 pounds per year.Recycling Buy sustainably-harvested wood When buying wood products, check for labels which indicate that the timber comes from a forest that is sustainably-managed. These forests slow global warming by effectively storing carbon. Spread the word A growing movement across the country seeks to reduce individual, family, business and community emissions while inspiring and assisting others to do the same.reduce individual, family, business and community emissions Be heard Let policy makers know youre concerned about global warming. Elected officials and candidates for public office at every level need to hear from citizens. Urge them to support policies that will accelerate the shift to a low-emissions futureElected officials and candidates for public office at every level need to hear from citizens.
Use Less Gas by combining errands into one trip Plant a Tree Change a Bulb to Energy efficient Unplug Appliances at Night Take your own bags to the Grocery store Buy Products made from Recycled paper like Toilet paper and paper towels Turn your heat down at night Dont waste food Use the sun to heat. Leave curtains open during the day and closed at night to keep the heat in. Writ e your local politicians and let them know you want a change Check Out the website Below to Find more tips
"I am only one, But still I am one. I cannot do everything, But still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. Helen Keller, American Author and Lecturer ( )
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead, American anthropologist ( )