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What can I do to help protect the environment?

There are a number of ways you can help protect the environment in your everyday life. Some things you can do to reduce waste, conserve energy and prevent pollution include:

•     Use reusable products or borrow, rent, or share items used infrequently, 
•     Select products made from recycled materials or designed to be safer for the environment,
•     Turn off appliances and lights when you leave the room,
•     Take public transportation instead of driving,
•     Turn your thermostat down in the winter and up in the summer,
•     Avoid waiting in long drive-thru lines at fast-food restaurants or banks. Park your car and go in.

For more information on how you can help protect the environment, visit EPA’s Greener Living web page:

The following EPA pages also provide helpful tips on how to help protect the environment:

At Home and in the Garden:
Tips for home safety, avoiding potential risks, and preventing pollution by recycling and conserving water and energy.

At Work:
Information about preventing pollution in your workplace, and raising awareness of health and safety issues.

On the Road: 
Consumer information about the environmental impacts of transportation plus tips on cleaner cars, saving gas and improving mileage, boating pollution prevention tips, and more.

While Shopping:
Find helpful information on how to choose purchases that will reduce pollution, save energy and money.

In Your Community: 
Learn how to protect your neighborhood's natural resources, and get information on air and water quality in your community.

EPA also provides information for students, educators, and parents: http://www.epa.gov/students/

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  • Topic #: 23002-21535
  • Date Created: 02:24:2010
  • Last Modified Since: 07:01:2015
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