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Help Make 2013 Green

2013 January 15

By: Kelly Siegel

Are you thinking about getting more involved with your school or community for the New Year? You can make 2013 your year to shine as an environmental steward! Here are just a few of the many things you can to do help make 2013 sustainable:

1. Join the Environmental Action Club or Recycling Club in your school.  If there are none, start one yourself!  

2. Use social media! Start an environmental campaign through Facebook, tweet about your recycling efforts, post photos of a park clean up to Instagram!  Everyone will “like” it.

3. Talk to your teachers about environmental topics you want to learn more about.  Learn about climate change, different ecosystems, and global warming.  Maybe one of these topics could turn into a science fair project.

4. Prepare for spring!  Although it seems far away for many of us, spring will be here before you know it.  Plan a day to plant flowers in your community and get your bikes ready!

5. Ask your teachers about field trips your class could take.  Is there a park or lake nearby that needs to be cleaned up? Get your whole class out there to make a difference!
Once your environmental initiatives are in place, tell us about it.  Cheers to a green 2013!

Kelly Siegel is a student volunteer in the EPA’s Air and Radiation Division in Region 5, and is currently obtaining her Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  She has a passion for sustainable development, running, and traveling with friends.

Editor's Note: The opinions expressed in Greenversations are those of the author. They do not reflect EPA policy, endorsement, or action, and EPA does not verify the accuracy or science of the contents of the blog.

2 Responses leave one →
  1. Master Melvin M. Lusterio permalink
    January 17, 2013

    The Good Force be with you!

    Excellent, Kelly! Keep up the good work!

    Live forever and prosper!

  2. Leon Joseph Wright permalink
    January 17, 2013

    I will visit schools this year and talk about the GREEN Concept that kids can do at home. Send me any info. Coloring books, crayons, pencils, markers, chalk boards. I will also add to Detroit Metro Youth Day in July 2013 at Detroit Belle Island.

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