Friday, October 1, 2010
Why We Should Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
My school has been studying the 3 R's(Reuse,Reduce,Recycle.) for the last 4 weeks and today I'm going to tell you about the 3 R's.
Reusing is a very important part of the 3 R's,It means to take old items,that seem useless,and turn them in to very use full items.For example,a old jar could be made into a cookie cutter,a cup,a flowering pot,or you could paint it and use it as a jar again.There are endless possibilities to reusing!
Reduce is another word for conserve.It means to use less of something.For example,if we conserve our TV time,on and off of lights and fans,and even just ride a bike sometimes instead of a car not only will your bill go down,but you'll be helping the earth.Here are some ways to reduce,or conserve,energy.
1-In stead of using the air conditioner constantly all day long,try opening the windows for a little while or turn on a small fan.
2-Try to get outside at least once a day and spend less time away from the TV,or Boob tube as I prefer to call it,and have fun enjoying nature.
3-Ride a bike to school or work if its not too far,because cars make a gas called carbon dioxide which blocks the inner atmosphere from the outer atmosphere,which means heat on our planet can't escape into space.This process is called Global Warming.
Am I confusing you?
Recycling objects is probably the most important R there is.It means instead of throwing useless garbage away you can recycle it into new things.For example,you can recycle old plastic from a toy into a plastic cup,a piece of wood into a chair,even a piece of leather into a shirt!Well,I don't know about you but I wouldn't wanna drink out of a cup that's made of a baby toy,who knows where it could have been!!!
Well,that basically wraps up this blog post,and remember,the earth is our planet,why ruin it when we can help it?Together,I'm 100% sure we could make our world a better place.The End.