Can you imagine a world without panda bears or tigers? Well, that can become a reality if we don't do anything to stop it. Help encourage species from becoming threatened and endangered by conserving natural resources that are readily available in your yard and in the yards of others.
Mow less often
Keeping your lawn tall allows the grass to retain more water and shades the soil from the brutal sun.
You want your lawn to be hydrated, but you don’t want to drown it. Limit watering to three times a week (less if rain is in the forecast).
Use this scientific experiment to raise awareness.
Imagine what it would be like if you were forced to rely on the bodies of water near your house to help you cook, do laundry, even simply drink water. Raise awareness with your classmates by conducting this exercise that educates people about the struggle to find water in the developing world.
Remember how bad you felt when you bombed that paper you worked so hard on? Or when you got into a really awful fight with your BFF? Imagine that feeling – only a million times worse. And you can't shake it. That's how a person suffering from depression feels.
Help protect companion animals by fighting against the puppy mill industry.
Puppy mills are large commercial breeding facilities where living conditions for animals are inhumane. Think of it like a factory for animals: dogs are a product made for profit. They are kept in small cages their entire lives in unsanitary conditions without attention, let alone love, and are bred as often as possible. Not surprisingly, this can lead to tons of health problems.
You can help your community to realize the risk of a disaster that may happen and take preventative action.
You can help your community realize the risk a potential disaster poses. (Honestly, how ready are you for that next tornado? Or earthquake or fire?) One way is to draw up a hazard and risk map of your community. Here are the steps you can follow:
Most states, but not all, require cars to get a smog emissions test. And there are plenty that aren't nearly strict enough, allowing generous exceptions. Take matters into your own hands and work to reduce smog. Wage a local campaign against emissions.
Be an expert
Do some library research or chat with local mechanics to learn how people can reduce or eliminate smog. Grab interesting facts like: