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Green Team Character: Newbie Nature Lover

Print Your Green Character!
Cut him out, and put him on your desk. He's made to stand up!

Quiz — How Green Am I?
Take the quiz to find out what your green team character is.

Feature — It's Great to be Green!
Learn more about eco-friendly living.

Contest — Got a Green Idea?
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Enter the Great Green Challenge Contest.

You probably just started paying attention to all this green talk. You weren't sure before that you could really make a difference but after taking this quiz you realize that every little bit counts.

Here are a few tips that a beginner like you could start to do:

  1. Save money on paper: Reduce your consumption by making double-sided printouts and copies, reusing the backside of paper, and communicating electronically.
  2. Rent an environmentally educational video or DVD from your local movie store.
  3. Have a green dinner once a week! Use ingredients that are bio-friendly, come in very little wasteful packaging and are all natural.
  4. Recycle your aluminum cans by bringing them to a grocery store or recycling center and receive some spare change – as a bonus.
  5. Minimize waste by bringing a reusable mug to the cafeteria/coffee shop.
  6. For your next trip to the store, use a mesh or canvas bag instead of plastic or paper bags. Ask your grocer if a rebate is available for shoppers who bring their own canvas bag from home.
  7. Observe the speed limit. Each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional 10 cents per gallon for gas.
  8. Unplug appliances and electronics with big block plugs. Even in off modes, these devices extract up to 50 watts in an average household.
  9. Never dump in a storm drain; remember that they lead to the ocean.
  10. Surf the net! There is so much information at your fingertips, and it is just waiting to be absorbed. Try this site: Environmental Protection Agency

Learn how you can become a Future Green Machine or a Climate Champ.

Learn more about eco-friendly living.


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