3. DUPLEX IS BEST Every year, pulp mills release over one trillion gallons of chlorine-tainted water as part of the paper making process. Using the other side of the paper can cut that pollution almost in half! And choose recycled paper—especially processed-chlorine-free recycled paper.
4. GREEN YOUR CAR Americans waste over 700 million gallons of gasoline each year just because tires aren’t properly inflated. Millions more are wasted because our vehicles aren’t properly tuned up. Keep your machine running green and ou’ll save money and reduce emissions!
5. MEAT OUT Once a week, plan a meat alternative for dinner. Enjoy pasta with a marinara or Alfredo sauce, meatless chili burritos, or even grilled veggie burgers! Reducing meat consumption conserves fresh water, saves topsoil, and even reduces air pollution!
6. LEAVE IT PARKED If people in the U.S. would occasionally ride a bike for a short errand instead of driving a car, over 70 million gallons of fuel could be saved each year! And there’s the added benefit of enjoying the fresh air and exercise! For short errands, take a hike!
7. MORE TREES, PLEASE Over a 50-year lifetime, a tree generates $31,250 worth of oxygen, provides $62,000 worth of air pollution control, recycles $37,500 worth of water, and controls $31,250 worth of soil erosion. It also provides shade that keeps homes and cities cooler!
8. GOT WEED? Herbicides aren’t the only way to control weeds, and they’re certainly not the most environment-friendly way! Invest in a good pair of gloves and garden tools, and remove weeds by hand. Also, choose natural alternatives to pesticides for getting rid of pests!
9. LIGHTEN UP There’s a brighter way to light your home: new Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs). Compared to regular bulbs, CFLs last 10 times longer, use only 1/4 the energy and pro-duce 90% less heat—yet they produce more light per watt! Brighten the future: go CFL!
10. ACT OUT Reduce, Reuse Recycle: It’s more than just a slogan. Start making the world a ‘greener’ place today: return hangers to the cleaners, donate clothing and computers to charities, pack lunches in reusable containers instead of bags, walk to work, recycle everthing you buy or receive, and hundreds more things that are waiting for you to enact.
Location: Independence National Historical Park Visitors Center, 6th and Market Streets
Any questions,contact Elizabeth Kobert, Local Coordinator for the Think Outside the Bottle campaign at (786) 218-7568 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the event, stay for The Town Hall Meeting, an open forum to discuss the effects of guns and gun violence in our communities.
When: Sunday, April 28th, 2013 7:30am - Race Registration Opens | 9:00am - Race Start Time
Location: Saint Joseph’s University | 5600 City Avenue | Philadelphia, PA 19131
For registration costs, course route and other innformation, go to the Legs Against Arms website
or RSVP at http://register.bestrace.com/search/event.aspx?id=18266 or email email@example.com or 215-765-8703. See you there!