'A footprint means pressing down and global means world, so 'global footprint' means pressing down on the world and we don't want to press too hard' (child's definition of a Global Footprint)
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10 things you can do EVERYDAY to REDUCE waste

  1. Take a shower instead of a bath. If you take a shower then you will only use 50 litres of water and a bath will take about 80 litres of water. Taking a shower can save you time as well.
  2. Use a tooth mug when brushing your teeth rather than running the tap. Households in England and Wales use 70 per cent more water than they did 30 years ago. On average each man, woman and child uses 152 litres of water a day! Water companies provide water from reservoirs and underground sources which frequently get low even if it can rain a lot in the UK! Water is precious so try not to waste it.
    For more information visit
    www.wateraid.org
  3. At school use both side of the paper when doing rough work. Also try to use recycled paper when ever possible. When you have finished using your paper try to recycle it by putting it into the recycling bin. Paper is made from trees and the less paper you use, the fewer trees would be cut down.
  4. When you go shopping take cotton bags or your rucksack. Try not to use plastic bags as plastic bags are hard to recycle. We produce and use 20 times more plastic today than we did 50 years ago. Plastic bags are made from oil which is a non-renewable resource - that means it will eventually run out! Plastic bags are harmful to the environment. They get in to rivers and trees and can endanger animals.
  5. Switch off the lights when you leave your room and adjust your curtains or blinds to let in as much light as possible during the day. This way you will save electricity. Electricity is produced from burning non-renewable fossil fuels (oil and coal) and this produces carbon dioxide, which contributes to global warming.
  6. When you are cold put an extra jumper on and try not to turn up the radiators. Every one degree you turn down saves you 10% of your heating bill. Central heating is usually fuelled by oil, gas or electricity - all of which are made from fossil fuels, which are non-renewable forms of energy.
  7. Don’t throw away your steel cans, glass bottles, jars and clothes. Separate you rubbish first and take it to recycling banks. Recycled glass bottles and jars are reused to create roads (amongst other things), and recycled steel cans are reused for building materials, new cars and bridges.
  8. Try to take the bus or cycle to school if you can. Cars burn up lots of fuel (petrol and diesel are made from oil) and they pollute the environment. Pollution not only harms the environment it also effects our health. It can cause problems like asthma.
  9. Try to compost waste in your garden if you have one. You can use your kitchen rubbish, like vegetable or fruit peelings, and your old newspaper to decompose and improve your garden.
  10. Reduce litter in your local environment by making sure you don’t throw rubbish on the street. Put your rubbish in the bin, or better still take it home with you and recycle it!

 

Sources
http://www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/helpingwildlife/home.php
http://www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/helpingwildlife/home.php
http://www.10steps.ie/10steps.html