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It's Up to You!

You Can Make a Difference in This World

You can help keep this planet healthy.

Did you know that our waterways are cleaner than they were 30 years ago and we now recycle 10 times the mixed waste paper than we did 10 years ago? (Does your school recycle its paper?) The timber wolf, bald eagle, and wild turkey, animals that all but disappeared from this state, are now back in Wisconsin and doing great. But, there's still work to be done to keep this planet healthy and you, yes YOU can help. Here are some ideas for your to consider.

  • Bike, hike, and jog your way to a healthy body and a healthier Earth.

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  • Are you water wise? Practice these water conservation tips.

  • Get an adult to help you plant a tree.

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. These words have been around for a long time and they're still a good way to help conserve this planet's resources.

  • Start a home compost for your food waste. Your garden will love you for it. And if you don't have a garden, give it to a neighbor that does.

  • Reuse items and buy things made from recycled material.

  • Recycle what you're going to throw away. How many times have you been at a park, ball field or soccer field with a recyclable bottle or can only to find no recycling containers? What's a faithful recycler to do? Bring the Can Home! You can recycle it with the rest of your bottles and cans at home.

    Don't forget that every little bit helps. Did you know that recycling one ton of aluminum saves the energy equivalent of 2,350 gallons of gasoline, or the total amount of electricity used by a typical Wisconsin home over 10 years.

    If we all pitch in and work together, we can make the world a better place.

    In the words of a recent song,
    "I can change the world
    With my own two hands
    Make a better place
    With my own two hands...
    I can clean up the earth
    With my own two hands...

    I'm gonna make it a brighter place
    I'm gonna make it a safer place
    I'm gonna help the human race
    With my own
    With my own two hands"

    (Ben Harper, "With My Own Two Hands")

    Do you have any other suggestions for giving the earth a helping hand? Send them to EEK! and we'll add them to our Make Earth Day Every Day EEK! reader suggestions.



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