How to Be Eco Friendly on 350 Day

In honor of 350 day, here i s a list of Eco Friendly activities you can do around the house!

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    Carpool! Cars produce a lot of greenhouse gasses. You could also use greenhouse gasses
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    Plant a tree. Trees turn harmful CO2 into oxygen
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    Power down. Turn off your cell phones, computers, TVs, lights, and video games for 350 minutes. That saves a lot of energy
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    Use CFL light bulbs. They are very energy efficient, and save you money in the long run.
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    Recycle. The materials will turn into new stuff and we won't have to make more.
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    Turn off the tap. Try to use less water for cleaning, washing, and drinking.
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    Use environmentally friendly alternatives. Instead of using toxic cleaning chemicals, try to use just plain old vinegar, or an Eco-friendly alternative.
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    Stop spraying. Pesticides and insect repellent are highly toxic, and can poison and kill many animals.
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    Use the poop. You’re pets waste can be a very powerful fertilizer in growing plants. Just pick it up and bury or smear it in your garden.
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    Pick it up. The litter you pick up can help save animals' lives.
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    Go organic. Using organic foods can improve your health, and stop harmful pesticides and fertilizers from being sprayed into our water
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    Collect rainwater. Put a rain barrel below your gutter to collect clean water and help save tap water and money just don’t drink it without boiling.
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    Garden. The plants you plant will not only feed you, but it it’ll save you from the car ride to the supermarket, and the fruit will be totally organic!
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    Unplug. When you aren’t using your toaster, blender, food processor, and other appliances unplug them to save power.
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    Mow sparingly. Mowers produce a lot of emissions, and grass is good for the environment. Or you could buy a push mower, or an electric mower both are environmentally safe
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    Compost. Make a compost bucket with the information at http://www.wikihow.com/Build-a-Compost-Bin and fill it with organic waste like apple cores, banana peels or eggshells.
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    Repel the invaders. Pull out some out of the invasive plants. They choke out native plants and kill the native ecology.
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    Get real. If you have a tank pet, like a fish or a turtle, give him real plants in his aquarium/terrarium instead of synthetic plants.
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    Dispose cleanly. If you have to use disposable cups or plates, buy the biodegradable kind, to save space in landfills.
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    Walk on the other side. If you’re printing a two or more page paper, print the first page, turn it over, put it back in the “paper in” slot, and use the other side.
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    Don't burn. Even though a fire is a nice way to spend a winter evening, the smoke is bad for air quality.

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