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Do you find yourself recycling, using less plastic bags, and donating clothing? You must care about the environment! This summer, work for a company that cares about sustainability and preservation.
We recognize that we can reduce our environmental impact, and that of our employees, by improving our operating practices and using more sustainable materials and equipment. The opportunity to reduce the burden on our local and regional environments is something that we take seriously and are committed to achieving.
Here are 10 tips to add to your GREEN routine this Earth Day 2011!
1. When You’re Done Surfing and IMing (or visiting www.guardforlife.com, Turn Your Computer Off.
If you shut your machine off before bedtime, you’ll save an average of $90 worth of electricity a year — tell your parents that, and ask for a raise in your allowance! If you must leave your computer on, tell it to go into “sleep” or “hibernate” mode, which saves power. Save even more juice by unplugging your computer (or flip the switch on a surge protector) to stop the “phantom load” problem.
2. Put Together a Cool Vintage Outfit.
Impress your friends with your fab style sense when you show up to a party in a vintage Betsey Johnson number (you can find gently used clothing for a steal at thrift stores and garage sales). Go glam by raiding your parents’ closet for 1970s and ’80s pants, vests and jackets.
3. Turn Off the Lights Behind You.
Remember that riddle about the tree falling in the forest when no one is around? Well, why leave a light on when no one is around? It’s just plain waste. Your parents may even bug you about it because they have to pay the energy bills, and they know lighting accounts for an average of 11% of that total.
4. Help Lose the Litter.
Littering is a blight on our landscape that chokes wildlife and releases toxic chemicals when it breaks down. Plus it’s just plain ugly! Many neighborhoods hold regular cleanups, so volunteer! It’s an easy way to get some exercise while making a difference and meeting new people.
5. Go Veggie Once Per Week.
The commercial meat industry takes a huge toll on our environment. It takes 4.8 pounds of grain (fed to cattle) to produce one pound of beef, as opposed to serving those grains directly to hungry people. One pound of wheat can be grown with 60 pounds of water, but a pound of red meat requires 2,500 to 6,000 pounds of water. In a world where water, land and energy are premiums, making a small cutback in the meat you eat is healthy for the planet, as well as your body.
6. Instead of Buying Bottled Water, Get a Refill.
Ever see an empty water bottle tossed by the side of the road? Less than 20% of those single-use containers make it to the recycling bin. They also waste fuel for shipping — water is heavy! Get a cool metal bottle instead and fill it up when you’re thirsty, and cut down on the expense and waste.
7. Get a New Shampoo — and Make It Natural!
Typical drugstore shampoos can have some pretty scary-sounding chemicals in them (just look at the labels!), but why take the risk of putting all those lab compounds on your sensitive scalp? Lots of companies make more natural shampoos from plant extracts and even organically certified ingredients. They smell great, and are less toxic to make.
8. Download (Legally!) the Latest Album from an Eco-friendly Star.
John Mayer. KT Tunstall. Dave Matthews Band. Kanye West. A number of today’s hottest musicians are also going green in big ways, by running tour buses on clean-burning biodiesel and recycling all their show waste. Do your part by buying music online, which cuts out waste from shipping and all those CDs and cases.
9. Buy a Comfy Organic Cotton T-Shirt.
Cotton is one of the most pesticide-intensive crops, and millions of gallons of toxic residue runs off cotton fields into rivers and lakes, poisoning wildlife. Plus, why put something that had been treated in harsh chemicals so near your skin? Organic cotton is now widely available (from H&M to Wal-Mart to boutiques), in the cutest styles and graphics.
10. Take Friends and/or Family to See The 11th Hour. Leonardo DiCaprio’s recent doc is a heavy hitter, but it’s also inspiring and gorgeous. It just may be the push to get your dad to start recycling his papers, or your friend to stop littering. And it’s pretty entertaining.
11. Bonus Tip: Join the Guard for Life team!
If you are looking for a summer job where you can earn good money, receive training, improve your resume and be GREEN, then you should APPLY NOW.
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