Comments on: Question of the Week: How do you protect the environment during summer vacation? http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/qotw-during-your-vacation/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: IT earth gal #KNOL http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/qotw-during-your-vacation/#comment-14531 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 02:24:22 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=982#comment-14531 At school, I do a segment every week talking about ways to help the earth and things that are good and bad for the earth. Ask your local school news, local radio station, and local news station if you can come on every once in a while and talk about earth helping tips.

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By: Sripada http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/qotw-during-your-vacation/#comment-14530 Thu, 26 Nov 2009 06:02:40 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=982#comment-14530 Energy resources are scarce in nature and it is our responsibility to use them effectively, not only for ourselves, but also for our future generations. The most extensively found of them all is the solar energy, which has still not been fully utilized up to its strength. This energy can be used to generate electricity, warm up water for home.

I think the youth today should take up solar panel building projects for their home or office and take the lead. The technology and the components are available and not very expensive.

Sripada

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By: michelle http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/qotw-during-your-vacation/#comment-14529 Mon, 03 Aug 2009 15:48:07 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=982#comment-14529 What if you live in a apartment and don’t have a garden

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By: Johnny R. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/qotw-during-your-vacation/#comment-14528 Mon, 20 Jul 2009 19:53:18 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=982#comment-14528 I save the environment by staying home and watching travelogs, nature programs and National Geographic.

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By: Matt http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/qotw-during-your-vacation/#comment-14527 Mon, 20 Jul 2009 19:27:26 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=982#comment-14527 Good point. I’ll be sure to try to implement this when I go on vacation! The other thing I will do to protect the enviropnment is have an actual point when I post to this blog.

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By: turtleshelldi http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/qotw-during-your-vacation/#comment-14526 Mon, 20 Jul 2009 14:04:44 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=982#comment-14526 We don’t use AC in our house and open windows instead. I line dry whatever I can (and the clothes smell of fresh air – an added benefit). We don’t use chemicals in our garden. When we water the vegetable garden, we use a watering can which cuts down on excess water usage. For flowers, I have mostly perennials and bushes, which need less water. We don’t have a sprinkler so whatever water the grass gets from nature is all it gets – and it stays nice and green. Nothing aggrevates me more than to see an automatic sprinkler come on in the rain!!

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By: d http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/qotw-during-your-vacation/#comment-14525 Thu, 16 Jul 2009 19:57:31 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=982#comment-14525 There is also a recycling center in Buxton (Hateras Island) at the town dump.

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By: Blane Burns http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/qotw-during-your-vacation/#comment-14524 Thu, 16 Jul 2009 19:33:51 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=982#comment-14524 Closing government offices would be the single biggest and best thing we could possibly do for the environment. Count on it. Plan for it. If policy continues its present course government can prepare for a Constitutional convention. No more agencies dictating to the very citizens that support them. God speed the day.

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By: Dr. Spaceman http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/qotw-during-your-vacation/#comment-14523 Thu, 16 Jul 2009 12:20:23 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=982#comment-14523 Raji that sounds great!!! It is so important to teach children early about recycling and taking care of the environment. It’s easier when it’s fun too.

Might I suggest a good soundtrack to go along with this learning experience. “The Three ‘R’s” is a fun song off the Curious George Soundtrack, performed by the amazing Jack Johnson.

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By: vishal http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/qotw-during-your-vacation/#comment-14522 Wed, 15 Jul 2009 09:34:09 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=982#comment-14522 we can increase the awareness among people and friends. we can also resycle our waste products.

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