Research Your Local Water Supply
How do the people who live upstream behave? Are they aware of those downstream, or do they contaminate the water? Do you do things that might pollute water for others? What are some steps your family could take to minimize its impact on air and water quality?
Clean up an ocean beach or the beach of a lake or pond.
Instead of throwing away items such as margarine tubs, jelly jars, or milk cartons, think of other uses for them, like pots for house plants.
Encourage your family to shop locally. Always bring reusable shopping bags to stores.
Collect things you no longer use and clothes you've outgrown. Give them to charity.
Research ways to save water, such as watering the lawn early in the morning or late in the day, using drip irrigation, and using a bucket instead of a hose to wash the car.
During the holidays, recycle wrapping paper and ribbons. You can also wrap presents in the comics section of the newspaper.
Use Fluoresenct Lightbulbs
When traditional lightbulbs burn out, replace them with compact fluorescent lightbulbs.