HOW CAN YOU HELP?
You can help the environment by...
Reading all you can about endangered species and other environmental issues. Share what you learn with others.
Not littering. Recycle items that can be recycled, and throw the rest in the trash can. Pick up litter that you see and dispose of it properly.
Turning off the lights when you are not using a room. Turn off the TV when no one is watching it. Saving electricity saves you money and helps cut down on pollution.
Planting a tree. Trees provide food and homes for wildlife and help filter pollution.
Purchasing a fuel efficient car to help conserve resources and save money at the gas pump. Car pooling, walking, or biking when possible also helps conserve energy.
Snipping six-pack rings. Birds and aquatic creatures can get caught in them or mistake them for food.
Feeding the birds. Birds especially need additional food sources and fresh water during the winter months.
Shutting of the water while washing your hands or brushing your teeth. You can save up to 1 1/2 gallons of water.
Leaving plants and animals alone. Plants or animals should not be collected from the wild for your own collection. Enjoy them by observing them in their wild state instead. What should you do if you find injured or orphaned wildlife?
Writing a letter to officials in local, state, or national government explaining your concerns about environmental issues.