GOING_GREEN

I chose this topic because I think it's important for people to reduce their carbon footprint. By reducing all of their waste people can leave a better planet and less problems for our children and grandchildren. If everyone does a little to help our planet each day then we can save massive amounts of nonrenewable resources. Going green is important to me personally because I think it's really interesting how by doing so little you can accomplish so much. I would really like for us to leave this planet how we left it and try to sculpt a better future today.
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30 EASY WAYS TO GO GREEN EVERYDAY!

1. Buy metal/ceramic bowls for your pets in order to save plastic
2. Switch off the light when you leave the room
3.Set your thermostat to no lower than 78 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer and no nigher then 608 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter
4. Recycle all of your cans and bottles
5. Reuse your bags when you go to the supermarket
6. Eat locally grown food that you buy from your local farmer's market
7. Play outside instead of playing video games
8. Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent ones which last 10 times longer and use 1/4 the energy
9. Eat leftovers instead of throwing the away
10. Use fans instead of turning on the air conditioning
11. Buy a little less-instead, borrow or rent things from your friends and neighbors
12. Carpool
13. Plug your electronics into a power strip and turn it off when your not using it
14. Use rechargeable batteries and recycle when they're dead
15. Ride a bike or walk instead of taking the car
16. Close your curtains to keep the heat out during the day and t keep heat in during the night
17. Participate in Clean/Earth Days
18. Ask your parents to turn off the car instead of letting it idle
19. Plant a "leafy" tree to shade your house
20. Use both sides of your paper and save the rest for scraps
21. Reuse all of your purchased items creatively
22. Use light form the window instead of turning on a lamp
23. Never litter!
24. Turn off the water while you brush your teeth
25. Take short showers
26. Share your DVD's, CD's, and books with your friends
27. Send an e-card instead of wasting paper for a birthday card
28. Make your own cleaning supplies out f other household ingredients
29. Buy products that have recycled packaging
30. Create a compost pile in your backyard

Why is this so important?

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Kyocera the ceramics company is one of the many companies who have taken the initiative and "gone green." It has been running a free recycling company called KyoCollect. "The program ensures that bottles, toner cartridges, fuser units, bulk toner or any consumable from any copier, laser printer or other office machine is recycled with a zero landfill outcome" (crn.com). Kyocera has also removed hazardous materials from their projects. This ensures that Kyocera's projects are being recycle as well as posssible.

Leading the way
Kyocera recently provided a corporate client with more than 2000 new printers to replace their obsolete hardware, taking back the old equipment for recycling. “We believe Complete Take Back should be the policy for all manufacturers. This will hopefully encourage manufacturers to use environmentally safer components and consume fewer materials in the production process, design the product to last longer and not pass the cost of disposal to the government and taxpayer,” said David Finn.

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Creative Recycling At It's Best!
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Chair made out of old CD's
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Caprisun bag!



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Recycled Building Block
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