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Save our Earth!

By 3rd grade “C”

It is also referred to as the World, the Blue Planet, and Terra. Home to millions of species, including humans, the Earth is the only place in the universe where life is known to exist.

It is estimated that only one eighth of the surface of the Earth is suitable for humans to live on — three-quarters are covered by oceans and half of the land area is either desert (14%), high mountains (27%), or other less suitable terrain.

The Earth is wrapped in a delicate web of environmental systems that interconnect. Food chains, climate cycles, ocean currents, animal migrations, carbon/oxygen exchange and so on. We are now aware that changes in any one of these systems can have a huge impact. Other changes such as cutting down forests to harvest wood and clear new farmland destroy wild life habitats, and in many cases the animals themselves.

 

Stop this!

It even drives many native peoples from the land. It often creates top soil erosion and destroys the forest watershed that provides clean drinking water to cities downstream. And it slows the exchange of carbon dioxide into oxygen, which in turn causes global temperatures to rise.

Global warming is due to the buildup of greenhouse gases produced by human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels to generate electricity or by car exhausts.

This will cause rising sea levels, permanently submerging current coastal areas, islands, and some other low-lying regions. The cause is simple: the polar ice packs will begin melting.

Larsen B ice shelf, 17th Feb 2002

Larsen B ice shelf, 5th March 2002

Secondly we have all realized that global warming means hotter temperatures generally, and more severe summer heat waves. This may in turn lead to water shortages and even power shortages as air conditioners and refrigeration systems work over-time.

Climate change may be a big problem, but there are many little things we can do to make a difference. If we try, most of us can do our part to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that we put into the atmosphere. Many greenhouse gases come from things we do every day.

When Do We Send Greenhouse Gases into the Air?
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Whenever
Watch TV Use the Air conditioner Turn on a Light Use a Hair Dryer Ride in a Car
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Play a Video Game Listen to a Stereo Wash or Dry Clothes Use a Dish Washer Microwave a Meal

Help our Earth!
Yes, the problem is big. But the group we have assembled to work on it is big too. And guess what? YOU are part of that group. You, your friends and family, teachers and kids at school. So do your part. Learn. Spread the word. Email your government leaders. Share your ideas and your concerns. Together we can make it happen. One step at a time.

Solutions

Save Electricity
Whenever we use electricity, we help put greenhouse gases into the air. By turning off lights, the television, and the computer when you are through with them, you can help a lot.

Bike, Bus, and Walk You can save energy by sometimes taking the bus, riding a bike, or walking.

Plant Trees Planting trees is fun and a great way to reduce greenhouse gases. Trees absorb carbon dioxide, which is a greenhouse gas, from the air.

Recycle

Recycle cans, bottles, plastic bags, and newspapers. When you recycle, you send less trash to landfills and you help save natural resources, like trees, oil, and elements such as aluminum.

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Reduce Your Amount of Trash This simply means, use less stuff! If you bring less stuff home, you have less stuff to throw out! Bring your own bags to the store. Buy food in bulk, not individual servings. Use reusable containers for leftovers. Cut back on fast food meals, they pollute more than your arteries!

Recycle batteries Batteries pollute the soil and groundwater.

Talk to Your Family and Friends Talk to your family and friends about climate change. Let them know what you've learned.

And Most Important of all...

SAVE WATER!

Some have lots
Others don’t!

Don’t do this! Don’t leave

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Sprinklers on for too long! Collect water while waiting for it to heat up, then dump it in the toilet. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth.

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Don’t be a drip - fix any dripping taps inside (and outside) of your house and save yourself up to 4 litres of water a day.

Don’t leave the hose on while washing your car!

Only use the amount of water you’ll need!

Call the water company if you see that there is water running in the streets so that they fix the problem.

Don’t use water to wash sidewalks or streets!

Don’t fill your swimming pool up to the top!

We can Make a

Difference...

TOGETHER!!!

Let’s Make

our Home

a Wonderful World for the Children!!!

THANKS FOR COMING!

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