Girl Scout troop 7212 on reducing waste

A reusable lunch box is an example of reusing. /Photo by Anissa Thompson via stock.xchng

Note: Randall Girl Scout Troop 7212 has developed some informative articles about improving the environment for their Bronze Award. We are going to publish them over the next few days and may have some more in the future.  This second in the series is about reducing. — DH

Girl Scout Troop 7212 is working the Bronze Award on reduce, reuse and recycling.

For reducing we suggest:

  • Use less bottled water.
  • Use less water (shorter showers).
  • Use reusable lunch bags.
  • Turn off lights when not in use.
  • Reduce the paper plates we use.
  • Buy less stuff (junk).
  • Buy handy downs (from family members).
  • Buy cars with better gas mileage.
  • Buy energy star appliance cars.
  • Energy efficient light bulbs.
  • Borrow items instead of buying something you won’t use often.
  • Unplug items not in use (radios).
  • Stop buying disposable goods.
  • Opt out off mail lists.
  • Switch to paperless bills.
  • Use less pre-packaged bags.
  • Buy low flow showerheads.

By: Rachel and Samantha


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