Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Being Green Bookmark

I found this bookmark one day at home and Daniel brought him from school. The "It's Easy Being GREEN!" is on one side and has easy to follow things that will make you be Green. The "Green Numbers" on the side is a multiple choice question for kids (and adults) to answer. I just scanned both sides and placed it side-by-side on the picture.

The bookmark is from Scholastic Publishing and I think it's a good thing to let kids know of how easy it is being green. The details of the bookmark is as follows:

It's Easy Being GREEN! side:
- Don't take more food than you are able to eat.
- Turn out the light when leaving a room
- Walk, rollerblade, skateboard or ride your bike when possible.
- Turn off your computer or put it in sleep mode when you aren't using it.
- Turn the water off when brushing your teeth.

GREEN NUMBERS side (try to answer these questions):
1. Number of hours a TV could be powered from the energy saved from one recycled tin can:
a. 3 b. 15 c. 1 d. 10

2. Amount of water, in gallons, that you could save each day by turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth:
a. 30 b. 5 c. 10 d. 3

3. Number of people, in millions, that could be fed by edible food that ends up in U.S. landfills each year:
a. 15 b. 6 c. 1 d. 49

4. Amount of oil, in gallons, that is saved for every ton of recycled paper:
a. 105 b. 380 c. 505 d. 240

5. Number, in millions of tons, of e-waste (TVs, computers, etc.) that Americans do not bring to recycling centers each year:
a. 15 b. 1 c. 40 d. 2

1. a 2. c 3. d 4. b 5.d

Now that we know what the answers are, we are more aware of what we can do to help save our environment.


Yanic said...

What a great little thing for kids and their families. It just goes to show how much small steps makes a difference.

DrDeb said...

I agree that it's easy being green; I just think we need the innovation to create new strategies for channeling our energies effectively. For example, someone invented a generator that converts energy expended by turning prayer wheels into electricity to power homes and street lights: Prayer as an alternative energy source.

Easy, right? People have been turning prayer wheels for over 1500 years! I think we need these kinds of innovative solutions, and we need them quickly.

Dr. Deb

JessQ said...

Thanks for the insightful post. It is interestingly innovative. May I be so privileged to follow your each post? I have been dropping your EC. Hope you're in the best of health.

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