Your 5: Edward Alicante

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Your 5: Sean Alicante

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Your 5: Brandon Burr

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IDEAS: On Recycling

Use a water filter to purify tap water instead of buying bottled water. Not only is bottled water expensive, but it generates large amounts of container waste. Bring a reusable water bottle, preferably aluminum rather than plastic, with you when traveling or at work. Buy in bulk. Purchasing food from bulk bins can save money and packaging. The big secret: you can make very effective, non-toxic cleaning products whenever you need them. All you need are a few simple ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, lemon, and soap. Use a drying ...

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IDEAS: On Ecology and Ecosystems

Donate money to a ecological conservation agency like WildAid Volunteer to do some conservation work yourself in an endangered habitat like the Galapagos Islands. Believe it or not, ensuring that tire pressures are at appropriate levels and your vehicles engine is tuned would also help reduce fuel consumption. Which helps the environment. Switching to greener sources of energy. Using solar power directly where the technology permits. Where there is no option but to use electricity or other traditional energy sources then it may ...

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IDEAS: On Electricity and Power

Use space heaters to heat only the rooms you're in, (rather than a central system that heats the whole house), and turning off the heat when you're not home. Use ceiling fans instead of the air conditioner. Turn off lights you're not using. Make a commitment to turn off every light when you leave a room. Use a clothesline or a laundry rack instead of a dryer. Sleep your computer when you're not using it. Yes, this one that you're on now.

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IDEAS: On Endangered Species

Build a birdfeeder and establish a birdbath for the neighborhood birds. If you can, plant native plants instead of non-native or introduced ones in your garden. You don’t want seeds from introduced plants escaping into the bush. Native grasses, flowers, shrubs and trees are more likely to attract native birds, butterflies and other insects, and maybe even some threatened species. Join an organization that fights to preserve wildlife, like Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund Donate money to a wild life conservation agency like WildAid Volunteer ...

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IDEAS: On Pollution

Choose to use a bus rather than drive a car to work. Bicycle to any place that is less than 5 minutes away Buy fruits and vegetables locally grown to reduce transportation If you can, try and get organic food. Organic food does not contain any kind of pesticide or use chemicals that harm the land, air or water. Grow your own vegetables. You don't need much space. You can even grow things in pots on the window ledge or in a sunny spot inside

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