Getting practical about climate change

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Check out these great animations! They explain the greenhouse effect, the carbon cycle, ozone layer and carbon footprints.

Plant a tree!

Trees breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen. They take the gas in through their leaves and they use the carbon atoms to grow. It’s a proven technology that is able to significantly reduce carbon emissions – and it’s been happening for hundreds of millions of years. It’s how we have coal, oil and gas in the ground.

Trees are a fun and simple, long-term solution to help clean our air and help the planet.

“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” Dr Seuss, The Lorax

Top Ten Tips to Save the Planet:

  1. Walk, cycle or take public transport
  2. Car pool to school or after school activities.
  3. Recycle plastics, metals and paper
  4. Chill your laundry – only use cold water, they come out just as clean.
  5. Use less water – Did you know a shower costs around 10 cents per minute?
  6. Use less lights and turn them off when you leave the room.
  7. Replace light bulbs with energy efficient ones, that last a lot longer too.
  8. Turn off the Air Conditioner and open a window! Plant trees on the outside of your house to keep it cooler, use good quality curtains. It all helps.
  9. Turn off the heater and put on a jumper or snuggle under a blanket.
  10. And of course, plant a tree! Then plant even more!

Do you have some ideas on how to make your home climate-friendly? Get some tips here.

 

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