Become a fan of the Environmental Protection Agency
7. Use chemicals safely! Read pesticide labels carefully. Lock up pesticides, paints and cleaners where kids can’t reach them.
8. eCycle! Take your old computer, DVD player or other electronics to a recycling center. This helps keep hazardous substances out of the landfill.
9. Enjoy the outdoors safely! Find out the quality of beach water from your state office and get the UV index to protect yourself from the sun.
10. Spread the word! Teach others where you work or go to school. Encourage people to Pick 5 for the Environment!
While any of these items may seem to be just a drop in the bucket when looked at on the level of the individual, the key is implementing it on a large scale through modern communication methods. The era of kids bringing home environmental dittos for parents is over. The fight for the environment may just have gone viral and it may just be in the nick of time.
Start on Pick 5 for the Environment by visiting www.epa.gov/pick5.