Recycleman at the Gym
Today I had fun teaching the kids at Mini U about recycling. We had a great time talking about recyclables, playing a sorting game, and coloring pictures of me. I even got some hugs!

A compact fluorescent light bulb uses 75 percent less energy than a regular bulb and it can last up to four years.

Did you know? :
Every time you open the refrigerator door, up to 30 percent of the cold air can escape.


"Lets make conservation of energy a worldwide innovation"

If all our newspaper was recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year!

An aluminum can that is thrown away will still be a can 500 years from now!

The average person has the opportunity to recycle more than 25,000 cans in a lifetime.

Use towels, rags, and sponges for most cleaning and wipe-ups.

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Cook during cooler hours (early morning and late evening) whenever possible.

Boil water in a kettle or covered pan; the water will boil faster and use less energy.

Turn down your thermostat at night or when you’re away for more than four hours during the day.

Awesome recycling ideas:

Recycling stuff is awesome, but actually turning your old stuff and garbage into something new and useful is even more awesome! We love to write about DIY recycling projects, so if you're looking for any fresh ideas for reusing your old stuff, this is the post for you!…

Use your dishwasher and clothes washer for only full loads.

A small drip from a worn faucet washer can waste 20 gallons of water per day. Larger leaks can waste hundreds of gallons. Check for leaks.

Turn off the tap when brushing and washing hands to conserve water.

Recycling significantly reduces use of fossil fuel energy and reduces CO2 emissions!