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What You Can Do to Help

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Earth Day is a great time for projects that help the environment. Scholastic News Online brings you these tips on how to get started.

  • Make posters to inform people about problems in your neighborhood. Is there a pond or lake in your town that is being polluted? Tell people about it in a poster. Is a park in your neighborhood being littered? Make a poster asking people to keep it clean. Check to see if you need permission to put up your poster, and make sure it is securely fastened so that it doesn't become a litter problem itself!

  • Do you have some time free after school or on weekends? Perhaps your teacher knows of a conservation groups that you can become involved with!

  • Start a scavenger hunt! The object: to find evidence of ways in which the environment is being spoiled in your neighborhood. Brainstorm and create a list of suggestions to fix these problems, and give it to an adult.

  • Don't buy bottles and containers that cannot be recycled. Reuse paper bags.

  • Start a clean-up patrol. You might begin by cleaning and fixing up the area around your school. If you live in a city, check to see if there are trash cans on each block. If there aren't, notify an adult who can help.

  • Don't litter—every little bit you do can help save our environment!