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.
We've all got that shirt or pair of pants that's been collecting dust in the back of our closet. Well good news: you don't really have to part with it. Host a clothing swap with your friends! And if you swap, you can also avoid buying more stuff that requires energy and resources to produce.
Start the party
Arrange somewhere for everyone to meet, preferably a home where there's room for people to try clothes on.
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:
Some STDs, if left untreated, can cause infertility or increase your risk of cancer. And you can't always tell if someone has an STD just by appearance. The only way to know whether you have an STD is to get tested. So encourage friends and others to join the trend and get tested today.
You don’t have to be an animal expert to help out at your community’s shelter. You just need to have the time and desire to lend a helping hand. (And it doesn’t have to be a lot of time, either.) Here are a few ideas on how you can help!
1. Teach a class
Teaching shelter dogs to sit, stay, walk calmly on a leash or shake paws will make them infinitely more adoptable. The Humane Society and SPCA of Austin, TX, for example, have a team of volunteers who spend their time playing with puppies and taking adolescent dogs to obedience classes.