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Last Updated: Friday September 07 2007 15:21 GMT

What can I do?

Recycling centre

There are ways you can help cut greenhouse gases and help stop global warming.

They are simple things, but can make a difference if everyone does them!

  • Recycle glass bottles, jars, newspapers and magazines and tin cans. Save them and take them to local recycling centres.

  • Re-use plastic shopping bags and envelopes, don't get new ones.
    Recycle stuff!
    Recycle stuff!

  • Persuade your mum or dad (or whoever does the gardening) to have a compost heap.

  • Put a brick in a plastic bag into your toilet cistern, then the toilet will use less water each time you flush.

  • Use paper on both sides.

  • Try to buy products that don't use much packaging.

  • Give unwanted gifts and clothes to a charity shop.

  • Only fill the kettle up with the amount of water you need to boil that time.

  • Don't leave the TV or video on standby.

  • If you get lift to school in a car, take your mates along for the ride.

  • Ask whoever does your washing to use the machine at 40 degrees - this helps conserve power.

  • Switch lights off when you're not in the room.

  • Get a clockwork mobile phone recharger

  • Have showers instead of baths.

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