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Click on the "What can I do?" note to the right and explore more on how you can go GREEN. Clicking on the other notes will share other green ideas with you.

Why don't you make your own Public Service Announcement (Film) on "Going Green" and why it is important to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle You could send it to the Bots and they will include it on their website. If you are interested in participating in this project, email the Bots for more information.

TEACHERS:
LAUSD Office of Enviromental Health and Safety has information on District Recycling ProgamsRecycling Facts, Games and Crafts

Recycle Rex Activit bookFun Puzzles, Games and Crafts for Kids with Recycle Rex - You can also become a member of Recycle Rex's Recycool Club

(State of California) Click on the booklet covers.)

What Can I do

Kids be green.org

Recycle Guys
The Recycle Guys
Water- Every Body needs it
TackLearn to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle! Enjoy our Earth Day Word Search See how many words you can find. Click on the REDUCE REUSE AND RECYCLE note to the right to learn what you can do and how you can join the Bots in "Being Green.".

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Last year, Americans threw away 38 billion plastic water bottles, about $1 Billion worth of plastic. (thinkgreen.com)

Shortening your shower by even one or two minutes can save up to 700 gallons of water a month (Water Conservation Tips)

Starting this spring, select US Post Offices will offer customers free prepaid mail-back envelopes for recycling inkjet cartridges, cell phones, PDAs, digital cameras and other small electronic devices. (Check with your local post office.) (US Postal Service)

Americans use over 350 BILLION plastic bags a year. The petroleum used to make 14 plastic grocery bags could be used in a car to travel 1 mile

Recycling aluminum cans takes 95 percent less energy than producing a new can. (How Stuff Works)

Of all the electricity used in the United States, over 9 percent is used in incandescent lightbulbs. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says that by replacing regular light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs at the same minimal rate, Americans would save enough energy to light more than 2.5 million homes for a year. (About.com)

Save gas, make sure the tires of your family car or cars are properly inflated. The average person who drives 12,000 miles a year on under inflated tires uses an extra 144 gallons of gas. (About.com)

Tack "Green Vocabulary"

Phantom Load - Any appliance that consumes power even when it is turned off. These hidden energy loads represent 6 percent of the electrical energy use in a typical house. Examples: VCRs, computers, televisions with instant on, cell phone chargers left plugged in, answering machines and telephones with large cube shaped plugs (wireless phones) These devices use electricity even though they are "off." The best solution to this problem is when the device is not being used, unplug it or have the device plugged into a serge protector that can be switched off. (Standby Power- Wikipedia)

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