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Going Green. Albertha Nelson, MPH Student WALDEN UNIVERSITY PUBH 6165 Dr. Rebecca Heick Spring 2010. Going green. Welcome Audience:

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going green

Going Green

Albertha Nelson, MPH Student

WALDEN UNIVERSITY

PUBH 6165

Dr. Rebecca Heick

Spring 2010

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Going green

Welcome Audience:

The purpose of my presentation is to bring to a forefront something that is very important in our future and our lives today. It is the environment that we live in. I want to focus on Going Green

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Going green
  • I would like to introduce my audience, the stakeholders participating in this project:
  • The local supermarkets:

Publix, Winn Dixie, Aldi Supermarkets,

Walgreens, CVS Drug Stores

  • Local Schools

WF Elementary School,

OMS Middle

  • W.O. local library
  • W.O.H Subdivision
      • Thanks to my audience for taking the time to participate in this project. Together we can accomplish our goal to a healthy environment.
objectives
OBJECTIVES
  • By the end of this presentation the audience will:
    • Describe meaning of Going Green.
    • Make informed decisions for protecting the environment in day-to day life.
    • Be able to reduce waste by reusing and recycling in the community.
    • Help your school and community reduce the amount of waste generated.
    • Identify some of the potential sources of air pollution.
    • Describe some of the potential health risks of air pollution.
    • Environmental Protection Agency: Let’s Go Green Shopping. Wastes- Education Materials. http://ww.epa.gov/osw/education/pubs/shopping.htm
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Going green
  • Going green means that you can conserve resources
  • Save energy
  • Prevent waste by buying products that are energy sufficient
  • Used products that are reusable, have no packaging

and are recyclable, or made with recycled content.

  • Greensscaping your lawn and garden.
  • Environmental Protection Agency:Let’s go Green Shopping:Resources for Waste Education. Retrieved April 13, 2010 from http://www.epa.gov/osw/education/pubs/shopping.htm
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Going green
  • Air pollution comes from many sources such as:
    • Factories
    • Power plants
    • Dry cleaners
    • Cars, buses, trucks
    • Wind blowing dust and wildfires
    • World Health Organization. Air Quality Guidelines-Global Update 2005. Retrieved April 10, 2010 http://www.who.int/phe/health_topics/outdoorair_aqg/en/print.html
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Going green
  • Air pollution can threaten the health of human beings; far more it affects wildlife, plants, animals, and lakes.
  • Air pollution is also the reason for ozone layer depletion.
  • Air pollution causes smog in the air that looks hazy; and it reduces visibility in the parks and even wilderness areas.
  • World Health Organization Air quality and Health. Retrieved April 10, 2010. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs313/en/print.html
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ter your home and school. There are things you can do to reduce air pollutants in your home and improve air quality such completely.

  • Take apledge to stop smoking, or never smoke.
  • Avoid using harsh chemicals to clean inside your home; some are called VOCs, or volatile organic compounds. They help decrease good ozone which protects the air against harmful sunrays and ultraviolet light.
Going green
  • Take a pledge to stop smoking, or never smoke.
  • Avoid using harsh chemicals to clean inside your home; some are called VOCs, or volatile organic compounds. They help decrease good ozone which protects the air against harmful sunrays and ultraviolet light.
  • Do not smoke inside the home or car , until you can stop smoking completely.
  • Thousands of pollutants can enter your home and school. There are things you can do to reduce air pollutants in your home and improve air quality.
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Going green
  • Everything you buy affect the environment, but some of the choices you make can improve or destroy the air quality you breathe and live in.
    • Avoid buying things you don’t need.
    • Buy products that help conserve natural resources.
    • Buy energy sufficient products (i.e., fluorescent light bulbs instead of incandescent ones).
    • Save energy
    • Prevent waste (bring your own reusable shopping bags when you go shopping).
    • Buy durable products. Instead of buying disposable products buy things that will last a long time (such as rechargeable batteries, glass or reusable plastics cups for drinks).
    • Environmental Protection Agency: Let’s go Green Shopping. Wastes Education Materials. Retrieved April 13, 2010. http://wwwosw/education/pubs/shopping.htm
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Going green
  • How does your purchase make a difference?
    • You have the power to make a difference when you shop.
    • When you buy green, you are letting companies know that you care about the environmental impact of the products you buy.
    • Your purchasing power is extremely important to them.
    • Use your influence to help others shop smart and protect the environment.
    • Environmental Protection Agency. Make a Difference Campaign for Middle School Students. Wastes- Education Materials. Retrieved April 13, 2010. (http://www.epa.gov/osw/education/mad.htm
make a difference in your school
Make a difference in your school
  • Everything you do can make a difference
        • Be waste aware
        • Be a paper saver
        • Stop buying things you can only use once, than throw it away
        • Pick up aluminum cans you find on the ground . Take them home and recycle.
        • Paint and draw on recycled paper.
        • Use water based markers and glue.
        • Use beeswax crayons; they aren’t made from oil.
        • Andrews & McMeel. (1990). You Don’t Have to Be A Grown-Up To Help Save The World. A Universal Press Syndicate Company. New York.
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Going green
  • Things You can do (continue)…
    • Take your lunch to school in a cool vintage lunch box instead of tossing out another paper bag.
    • Reuse bottle water a few times then recycled it when you are finished.
    • Unplug your cell phone charger when you are finished charging it.
    • Avoid foam products like picnic plates, cups, and even egg cartons.

Andrews & McMeel.(1990). You Don’t Have to Be A Grown-Up To Help Save The World. A Universal Press Syndicate Company. New York.

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Going green
  • Air Quality
    • Clean air is a basic requirement for human health and well-being.
    • According to WHO assessments- more than 2 million premature deaths can be attributed to air pollution.
    • World Health Organization-Global Update 2005. Retrieved April 10, 2010. http://www.who.int/phe/health_topics/outdoorair_
    • Children are more vulnerable to the effects of air pollution than are adults because children spend more time outdoors than adults.
    • ArNow: Smog-Who Does It Hurt? Retrieved April 13, 2010 httip://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.main
    • More than half of the disease burden is borne by the populations of developing countries.
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Going green
  • Medical Studies show that air pollution can trigger heart attacks, stroke, and irregular heart rhythms ,asthma - especially in people who are already at risk for these conditions (http://www.epa.gov/airnow).
  • Very small particles are found in haze, smoke, and dust even sometimes in air that looks clean.
  • AirNow-Smog Who Does It Hurt? Retrieved on April 13, 2010 from http://www.airnow.gov./index.cfm?action=smog.page1
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GOING GREEN
  • The Ozone layer known as Earth’s protection shield is being destroyed .

The ozone layer is being destroyed by certain industrial chemicals including refrigerants, halo\'s, and methyl bromide , a deadly pesticide used on crops.

  • The Stratospheric Ozone is earth’s natural protection for all life’s form. It is a shield to the earth from harmful ultraviolet rays or (UV-B) radiation.
  • Global Warming and Ozone Depletion: Retrieved April 16, 2010 from http://www.esshome.com/news/global-warming/ozone-depletion.asp
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GOING GREEN
  • Ozone depletion and global warming have harmful effects on plants and animals.
  • If allowed to continue our food chain will be seriously interrupted.
  • UV-B radiation causes skin cancer, cataracts, and immune suppression in both animals and humans.
  • Global Warming Depletion: Warming and Ozone . Retrieved April16, 2010 from http://www.ess-home.com/news/global-warming/ozone-depletion.asp
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Going green
  • Keep in mind that everything we do affect generations.
  • A lot of people think that teens are too self involved to worry about global issues like “Going Green”.
  • I think teens today are just as willing to do their part; they simply need a little more information and a little more motivation.
conclusion
Conclusion
  • We may not have gotten ourselves into this mess, but our elders are hoping that we find the solutions.
  • So, Let’s do it!!!!!!
  • If we all doing little things day in and day out it will add up. It’s all good!!!!!!.
  • When the earth gets sick, we get sick too; we are completely connected!!!!!!
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GOING GREEN
  • ANY QUESTIONS?
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Going green

Resources

Green Communities: Where are We Now? Where are We Going? How Do We Get there? Let’s Go!

http:www.epa.gov/greenkit/intro1.htm

AirNow: Smog- Who Does it Hurt? What You Need About Ozone and Your Health. http://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=smog.page1

World Health Organization. Air Quality and Health. Key Facts. http://www.who.mediacentre/factsheets/fs313/en/print.htm

Underwriters Laboratory: Environment Safety: 100 ways to live greener. http://safetyathome.com/environment-safety-articles/

resources
resources
  • Underwriters Laboratories. Environmental Safety: 100 Ways to Live Greener. 100 Easy to Live Greener. Retrieved May 11, 2010 from http://safetyathome.com/environmental-safety/environmental-safety -safety-articles/100-easy-ways-to-live-greener/
  • Help Make Orange County Green. Government in Action. http://orangecountyfl.net/cms/aware/environment/orangetogreen/default.htm
references
references
  • Environmental Protection Agency. Let’s Go Green Shopping. Wastes-Education Materials. http://www.epa.gov/oaw/edu_puba/shopping.html
  • World Health Organization. Air Quality Guidelines- Global Updates 2005. Retrieved April 10, 2010 http://www.who.int/phe/health_topic/outdoorair_aqg/en/print/html
  • Environmental protection Agency. Make a Difference Campaign for Middle School Students – Waste Education materials. Retrieved April 13, 2010 from http://www.epa.gov/oaw/edu/med.htm
  • Smog- Who Does it Hurt? Retrieved April 13, 2010 from http://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.main

Andrews and McMeel (1990) 50 Simple Things Kids Can do to Save The Earth: The Earth Works Group. Universal Press Syndicate Company. Kansas City, New York.

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references
  • World Health Organization. Global Update 2005. Retrieved April 10, 2010 from http://www.who.int/phe/health_topics/outdoorair.
  • Global Warming and Ozone Depletion: Retrieved April 16, 2010 from http://ess-home.com/news/global_warming/ozone_depletion.aap
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Going green

Green Communities: Where are We Now? Where are We Going? How Do We Get there? Let’s Go!

http:www.epa.gov/greenkit/intro1.htm

World Health Education: Air quality and Health. Retrieved April 10, 2010. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs313/en/print.html

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