Here is a start to 50 more ideas...1. Pack your lunch in reusable containers2. Invest in solar and wind power alternatives3. Compost4. Recycle all newspapers, paper, plastics, cans and glass5. Pick up trash in your path even if you didn't put it there6. Shop at consignment stores for clothing and furniture. 7. Dispose of Paint (and other toxic chemicals) properly8. Drop off old electronics at collection centers9. Be an environmental volunteer...clean up a block, river bank or a beach front with family and friends. Make it a recurring event.10. Be creative about how to re-use items. For example, an old shower curtain can be re-used as a tarp. Old socks can be used as packing material when shipping items in a box. That is 10...I challenge Mr. V's students to add more to the list.
OK Mrs V.. put ten (10) big bonus points in the bonus box.Let's see if anyone can top that!!
Hey Mr.V I have some things to tip for going green:-Turn off the water when not in use.-Plant trees.-Use cloth bags not plastic or paper.-Don't use your car if you are going to near by places.-Use reusable water bottles.-Unplug electronics when you don't need them.-Use environment safe light bulb.-Turn off light when not needed.-Go outside ans play. Don't use the TV to must.-Wash dishes by hand not by machine.-Stop spraying chemicals in air.-Try to save water. -Janki/Blue
11. use a compact fluorescent light bulb12. unplug things like your phone charger, and Ipod charger from the wall socket when you're done using them13. Buy food from your local farmers14. Take shorter showers15. fix a leaking faucet16. do full loads of laundry rather then just a few items of clothing at a time17. use water-efficient shower heads18. tote your own grocery bag 19. when using your dishwasher, do full loads20. brew certified coffeeKaitlyn C Yellow
Now we're rockin!!
Mr V.I was not at school on Friday due to Good Friday, and I was also absent from school today, because of high school registration. I have nothing graded on my progress log. I know that the progress log was due today, so is there any way I could get an extra day to get everything graded? Thanks for your consideration. (:Casey/Yellow
21.Only Print if need, use a flashdrive or upload to a website to save paper22.Eco-friendly notebooks, paper, pencils, etc.23.Recycle cardboard, paper, cans, water bottles, etc.24.Don't hold the refrigeorator open it puts a chemical into the air, know what you want first25.Carpool26.Use gas sparely27.Dontate items instead of throwing them in the trash28. Don't leave the tv, radio, computer, etc. on and leave the room29.Walk, instead of driving good workout and saves the planet30.Don't litter31.Don't pour fluids into the ocean/into the gutter thats going into the ocean too32.Use candles instead of flashlights during storms33.Air dry the clothes instead of the dryer34.Plant a garden and eat the grown produce35.Pick up trash, don't leave garbage around36. Short Showers37. Clean up the plants and bring the leafs and stuff to the brush dump38. Bring metal to the recyle center, recycle and get cash too39. Get dirt, worms, and create a decomposer (Mr.V could we make one in our class?)40. Reuse things, a cardboard box into a picture frame, etc.Allie Yellow
We will still be grading work for those of you who missed Monday.
Class decomposer would be an excellent end of the year physical science project.
The decomposer for the whole class or just as my end of the year project?Allie Yellow
How would they be different?
Hey mr.v I was just watching the news and they had a short little blurb about the new rollercoaster cheetah hunt at at busch gardens. This answers the question when will we ever use electromagnetic fields! Instead of using gravity to propel the coaster they will use yea electromagnetic fields!Alex yellow
We could do it with trains too, unfortunately they decided not to build one here in Florida... kind of a weird decision don't you think
Things that we could do that weren't in the powerpoint:use organic cleaning products use solar powered panels reuse old clothing for crafts and sewing projectsbuying organic foods buying eggs from companies that treat their chickens right!buying milk from companies that treat their cows right!recyling metalsusing organic nail polish (it exists!)using aveeno moisturizers and such because they are all organicusing lead free pencilsthrowing apple cores and un-used parts of plants and vegetables outside to naturally enrich your soilusing eco friendly lawn mowers because regular ones contribute alot in air pollution, and they run on gas using an organic reusable water bottle that you cna carry around with you all day instead of drinking four or five plastic water bottlesusing recycled office suppliesbuying biodegradable pens wearing earth shoes from: planetshoes.combuying and wearing clothing from the following brands:American ApparelHuman WearProject Green LabelTruly OrganicSameunderneathLoomstateTees for ChangePrarie Underdogand more here:http://www.ecofashionworld.com/Brands-/listA.htmlusing solar powered water heatersto end all of the wars in the worlddeveloping hydrogen power for automobiles eating produce without any pesticidesuse traps instead of rat and mouse poinsonsuse old newspapers as packing materialuse paint brushes and rollers instead of spray cans to prevent harmful emisionsSavanah Yellow
Superb!!!!! What would you want to research?
1.Clean or replace air filters on your air conditioning unit at least once a month2.Don’t close the ac vents if you have central air conditioning3.Lower the thermostat on your water heater 4.Turn the air up in the summer one degree5.Turn the air down one degree in the winter6.Turn down or shut off your water heater when you will be gone for a while7.Turn off lights when leaving a room even for a short time. 8.Set your refrigerator temperature at 36 to 38 and your freezer at 0 to 5 9.When using an oven make sure the door is fully closed 10.Clean the lint filter in your dryer after every load 11.Unplug unused appliances12.Use a microwave instead of a conventional oven or stove13.Wash clothes with warm or cold water instead of hot 14.Reverse your indoor ceiling fans for summer and winter 15.Turn off lights, computers and other appliances when not in use16.Purchase appliances and office equipment with the Energy Star Label17.Only use electric appliances when you need them18.Use compact fluorescent light bulbs 19.Keep your thermostat higher in summer and lower in winter when you are away 20.Insulate your home as best as you can 21.Install weather stripping around all doors and windows (helps not let ac out)22.Shut off electrical equipment when you leave 23.Plant trees 24.Shade outside air conditioning units by trees25.Replace old windows with energy efficient ones26.Use cold water instead of warm or hot water when you can27.Connect your outdoor lights to a timer28.Buy green electricity - electricity produced by low - or even zero-pollution facilities (NC Greenpower for North Carolina - www.ncgreenpower.org)29.Eliminate mercury from your home by purchasing items without mercury, and dispose of items containing mercury at an appropriate drop-off facility30.Learn about alternatives to household cleaning items that do not use hazardous chemicals31.Buy the right amount of paint for the job32.Don’t pour paint into the water then dump the water outside33.Review labels of household cleaners you use34.If no alternatives for cleaning supplies are available find ones that have the least amount required for best cleaning results35.If you have an older home, have paint in your home tested for lead36.If you have lead-based paint, cover it with wall paper or other material instead of sanding it or burning it off37.Use traps instead of rat and mouse poisons and insect killers38.Have your home tested for radon39.Use cedar chips or aromatic herbs instead of mothballs40.Try not to use leaf blowers and other dust-producing things41.Use an electric lawn- mower instead of a gas-powered one42.Leave grass clippings on the yard-they decompose and return nutrients to the soil43.Use recycled wood chips as mulch to keep weeds down 44.Use only the required amount of fertilizer45.Minimize pesticide used46.Create a wildlife habitat in your yard47.Water grass early in the morning48.Rent or borrow items like ladders, chain saws, party decorations and others that are rarely used49.Buy environmentally friendly50.Put leaves in a compost heap instead of burning them or throwing them awayAllie Yellow
51.Yard debris too large for your compost bin should be taken to a yard-debris recycler52.Use both sides of paper53.Reuse items like envelopes, folders and paper clips54.Use mailer sheets for interoffice mail instead of an envelope55.Set up a bulletin board for memos instead of sending a copy to each person56.Use e-mail instead of paper correspondence57.Use recycled paper58.Use discarded paper for scrap paper59.Encourage schools to print documents with soy-based inks (they’re less toxic)60.Use a ceramic coffee mug instead of a disposable cup61.Ask your employer about if they can telecommuting (working from home)62.Ask employer to consider flexible work schedules 63.Recycle printer cartridges 64.Report smoking vehicles65.Don't use your wood stove or fireplace when air quality is bad 66.Avoid slow-burning, smoldering fires67.Burn seasoned wood 68.Use solar power for home 69.Use solar power for water heating70.Purchase radial tires 71.Keep tires properly inflated for your vehicle72.Paint with brushes or rollers instead of using spray paints 73.Ignite charcoal barbecues with an electric probe or other alternative to lighter fluid74.Make sure if you use a wood stove they meet federal emissions standards 75.Walk or ride your bike instead of driving76.Join a carpool/vanpool77.Check and fix any water leaks78.Install water-saving devices on your faucets and toilets79.Don't wash dishes with the water running continuously80.Wash and dry only full loads of laundry and dishes81.Follow your community's water use restrictions/ guidelines 82.Install a low-flow shower head83.Replace old toilets with new ones 84.Turn off washing machine's water supply to prevent leaks85.Never dump anything down a storm drain86.Have your septic tank pumped and system inspected regularly 87.Check your car for oil or other leaks, and recycle motor oil88.Take your car to a car wash instead of washing it in the driveway89.Learn about your watershed 90.Buy items in bulk from loose bins 91.Avoid products with several layers of packaging when only one is sufficient92.Buy products that you can reuse93.Maintain and repair durable products instead of buying new ones94.Check reports for products that are easily repaired and have low breakdown rates95.Reuse items like bags and containers when possible96.Use cloth napkins instead of paper ones97.Use reusable plates and utensils instead of disposable ones98.Use reusable containers to store food 99.Shop with a canvas bag instead of using paper and plastic bags100.Use paper bags instead of plastic (if you forget canvas bag)101.Buy rechargeable batteries for devices 102.Reuse packaging cartons and shipping materials103.Old newspapers make great packaging material104.Compost your vegetable scraps105.Buy used furniture (In addition to my ones before)Allie Yellow
OK ...Allie... you are definitely in FIRST!!!
Hey Mr V. on the old progress log im kinda of confused about the terminology review/ electromagnetic spectrum and was wondering if you could tell me what im supposed to do to complete the assignment.Larry/Yellow
Larry there are three terms..infra-red, visibly spectum(visible light, ultra violet. Define the terms and include their frequency ranges ..(hertz)
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