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Going Green. By: Krista Brown. Key points…. Definition of ‘going green’ Pollution Who causes pollution What can be done to stop pollution Environmentally friendly appliances Organizations Ethical leadership Conclusion. What is ‘going green’?.

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going green

Going Green

By: Krista Brown

key points
Key points…
  • Definition of ‘going green’
  • Pollution
    • Who causes pollution
    • What can be done to stop pollution
  • Environmentally friendly appliances
  • Organizations
  • Ethical leadership
  • Conclusion
what is going green
What is ‘going green’?
  • Awhile ago, people who ‘went green’ were considered ‘tree huggers’ or ‘whale savers’. But now its starting to get more and more popular
  • ‘Greening’ is the process of changing your activities to conserve resources, reduce the stream of waste and pollutants, and lessen your overall impact on the environment
  • Pollution can be caused by many things; electricity production, cars, factories, and people littering in lakes and rivers
  • Factories are the biggest reason for pollution
    • They are generated by power plants which lead to the smoke escaping into our air
water pollution
Water pollution
  • Finding fresh water is starting to get more difficult as the years go on
  • Some factories dump hazardous substances into bodies of water

“Each year, 1 million sea birds, 100,000 marine animals, and 50,000 fur seals are killed as the result of eating or being strangled in plastic.”

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Water pollution
  • The main cause of water pollution is caused by farms
  • “Farming uses about two-thirds of all water in the United States. Every year, millions of pounds of pesticides and fertilizers run off the farmland and contaminate the water supply.”
what about in your own home
What about in your own home?
  • Every household also takes place in pollution and wasting water
    • The average household uses around 80 gallons of water per day: flushing a toilet takes around 7 gallons of water, a bath takes around 30 gallons, a ten minute shower can take up to 70 gallons, a load of laundry takes up to 40 gallons, and a load of dishes in a dishwasher take up to 12 gallons of water
what can be done to stop pollution
What can be done to stop pollution?
  • Print on both sides of the paper
  • Turn off lights and appliances when they are not being used
  • Environmentally friendly appliances
  • Recycle
environmentally friendly appliances
Environmentally friendly appliances
  • There are a lot of appliances that save on water and energy. Some are even made of recycled material
  • One common item that people are starting to switch to are fluorescent light bulbs. These bulbs send off less heat and more light so it can save you money on your electricity bill also
  • Other appliances are Dual Flush Toilets,

which lets you control the amount of water

you use when flushing

  • Countertops, washers, dryers, dishwashers,

radiant in-floor heating, solar hot water systems, and even windows are other examples of energy saving household items

  • National Wildlife Federation
    • Mission: National Wildlife Federation inspires Americans to protect wildlife for out children’s future
    • Focus on three main areas
      • Connecting people to nature
      • Reversing global warming
      • Protecting and restoring critical wildlife habitats
  • Save the Earth Foundation
    • “A non-profit public benefit corporation dedicated to the expansion of environmental awareness in our society.”
    • Supports scientific research and educational programs
    • Does what is says.. Helping to save the Earth


other organizations
Other organizations
  • Alliance to Save Energy
  • The Children’s Rainforest
  • Defenders of Wildlife
  • Trees for Life
  • Whale Center
  • Earth Communications Office
  • World Wildlife Fund
  • The Nature Conservancy
ethical behavior
Ethical Behavior
  • Morally right to want to help our planet, and keep it clean for us to live in
  • One of the ‘dos and don'ts’ in the ‘Unwritten Laws of Business’ book is ‘Make it a rule to help the other person whenever an opportunity arises’
    • If everyone follows that and helps the environment every time an opportunity arises in saving energy and water, our planet will be a nice and healthy place to live
    • There are many opportunities to help our planet
random facts
Random facts…
  • If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we could save about 25 million trees a year
  • The amount of wood and paper we throw away each year is enough to heat 50 million homes for 20 years
  • Americans throw away enough glass bottles and jars to fill the 1,350 foot twin towers of the World Trade Center every two weeks
  • Americans dump 16 tons of sewage into their waters; every minute of every day
  • Pollution can be caused by many things, but can also be stopped
  • Reduce the amount of water you use in your house to save on water and energy
  • Use environmentally friendly appliances
  • Contribute to an organization
  • And of course.. recycle!