June 15

Recycling Starts at Home!

Have you ever wondered how you could make the world a better place? Maybe you are into recycling, or saving water or just picking up a piece of trash in the street when you see it. But most of us can only do a small part to help the environment. Another way to help is to join a group of people who feel the same way. Do you know where the closest trash clean-up is? Well, there are trash clean-ups organized all over California – and guess what…. there is even one in University City, in San Diego.

This trash clean-up is organized by “People for a Clean U.C.” and is held every month on the second Sunday. So guess what I will be doing this Sunday June 14th? I know it’s early but if you want join me, we will meet at the Starbucks on Governor at 7:45 am. Drive and go pick up some trash with my Girl Scout troop!

Maybe you have a question like what should I bring? Well, you don’t need to bring anything because at Starbucks you will receive a map and a person who is organizing the trash clean-up will tell you where to go and what to do. My best tip is to wear comfy clothes and maybe sneakers, just in case we go somewhere that flip-flops wouldn’t take care of your feet.

Hope to see you at the clean up!!!

P.S. All Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts are welcome to join in the trash pick-up fun!

        

December 3

Reuse, reduce, recycle!

Do you care about the environment? Do you care about how many landfills are being made in California? The answer should be yes , and the solution to that problem is recycling! There are many advantages to recycling. You can make money you can save money and it is easy! You can recycle in many ways. If you recycle you are saving the environment and you are saving space in a landfill.

Do not throw away your recyclables! When you do you are filling a landfill. When you throw your recyclables in the trash  they go to a landfill, and when landfills are filled they find a new place to make one. There are many landfills in California that have lots of recyclables. Landfills are made by digging a big hole then putting a layer  of trash then dirt then a layer  of trash than dirt. When it is all filled up they find a new place. But it takes a while to fill up because trash can turn into dirt but recyclables cannot.Recycle Logo From Recycling Bin

Recycling is easy and you can do it in many ways! I know about recycling because my family recycling. We have  4 recycling bins in my backyard one for tin cans, one for big pieces of cardboard , another for boxes, and one for plastic recyclables. Can be a habet? Yes! Every day you probably have or use at least one reusable thing , and if you throw it in  a recycling can instead of a trash can you are making a difference. If you buy reusable cups instead of paper cups you are saving money because reusable cups you only have to buy them once. But if you by paper cups you have to keep buying them.

 You can make money if you recycle. Like I said earlier  in my writing you should buy reusable cups for the following reasons when you buy a bottle of soda the bottle  itself is 5 cents and when you turn it in it is only worth 2 cents so if you buy a reusable cups you would not have to pay the extra 5 cents.When you turn in your recyclables you can get money for them.

In the future there will be smaller and less landfills in the world if people recycle.  People should recycle because it is so easy and you can save money and best of all it is good for the world! Now think about all the ways to recycle … now don’t you want  to recycle?

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November 22

Let’s recycle for this Earth

 

Do you really want to do something for the future of this Earth? This an easy thing that you can do at home. Our recycling can make this Earth and people get healthier.

If we recycle more, this Earth will be clean and no more dirty soil that is bad for plants. We put trash under the ground or in the ocean, but if we recycle more, we don’t have to put trash in there.Trash decayed over 50~100 years, so soil will be dirty. But if we recycle more, there will be no more dirty soil for plants. It can make no dirty air and no more big factories.

Reusing can save natural resources. We don’t have to make new things if we reuse things. Reusing can make Earth more clean (no more dirty air, and no more trash on the ground or ocean). We don’t have to spend money a lot to buy something. If we reuse things, so we don’t have to spend as much.

If we recycle we can save many things. We can save animals, humans, plants, Earth, and air if we recycle. When we save something, we can be more safer, and make or use it again. Recycling can make something alive, so many creatures can live in this Earth, and it makes Earth more cleaner, too.

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November 21

Keep our earth clean

There are 3,091 active landfills in the U.S and over more than 10,000 old landfills. That’s a lot of landfills! What if we all recycled more? Then the U.S would have less active landfills. Many people recycle to save trees, and keep the earth clean, happy, and healthy.

If you start recycling there would be less landfills. People throw a lot of things in the trash can, instead of recycling them. Why don’t you  go in the recycling bin? Many say things can be recycled such as bottles and boxes. Bottles and boxes take up a lot of space, that space can be saved in the recycling center. If we don’t recycle all that trash goes into the landfill.

How do you know it can be recycled? Should this bottle go in the recycling or the trash? You know it can be recycled because on the bottom of a water bottle there are little recycling symbols on the bottom. in the middle of the bottle or container there is either the #1 or #2, and that means that it usually goes in the recycling can in your house. Instead of throwing away things that should be recycled, makes sure you go in the recycling bin. Usually people don’t look on the bottom of a bottle and just throw the in the trash. That is a landfill waiting for you.

Don’t use plastic bottles. Use a reusable bottle instead.

People reuse water bottles or reusable bottles to save money but this also helps save the environment. When people do this they don’t have to keep buying so many water bottles. There are over 2 million tons of thrown away water bottles in landfills in the U.S. says the Water Bottle Project. I think that we shouldn’t buy any more disposable water bottles. You should buy a reusable bottle so you don’t have to keep throwing away the plastic bottles. This will help save the environment.

You can recycle or reuse paper too. Use the front and the back of the paper. You know the scraps that you get after your done cutting? You can reuse those scraps to make anything you want without throwing it in the trash. This means less trash in the landfill too.

Do you want the world to be filled with trash? Think about it for a second. The world depends on this. You can use a reusable bottle and check the labels to make sure if something can be recycled. It just takes a minute to recycle things. Many people recycle to save trees, and make the earth clean, happy, and healthy. 

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November 17

Let’s save paper

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save paper save trees.

Have you ever wondered how much paper people waste? People waste
70 million papers each year in the U.S.A. Well people waste lots of paper for no reason and I think that’s a waste of paper and a waste of trees! If you want to waste paper you better recycle it instead of  throwing it in the trash can. We shouldn’t waste paper because it’s better for us humans in my personal experience.

When people print they should use both sides of a paper instead of using  one paper. We also waste paper on classwork, homework,and jobs. In my personal experience is that I often waste paper when I run too many copies. I often make copies of things that I end up not using too.

We should save more paper because when we don’t it kills the beauty of trees and it matters because it kills lots of trees. We should also save paper because its better for our environment and helps stores with paper. People should also save paper because its a less of a cost.

What are ways to save paper? Wasting paper needs to stop. (Ways to save paper) You can save paper by using both sides of a paper. Other ways to save paper is to really shorten receipts  because at a lot of stores they give you these really long receipts and at some gasoline stations they ask you if you want your receipts or not, and I like that about the gasoline stations. The last way is recycling paper and use energy instead.

Saving paper really helps our environment,and animals. Also around the world we use 1 million tons of paper every day, that’s a lot !The world would feel less costly if we were to use less paper.

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