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How To Be Green



                                         Protecting Grizzly Bears

 
Bear proof storage containers and garbage cans are a great way to help protect Grizzly bears.  Grizzly bears are omnivores – meaning they eat most anything.  It is important for humans to discourage bears from getting used to being around us and eating our food. This will help avoid the conflicts that can arise when humans and bears encounter each other.  When you are camping, you can use bear proof containers to store your food and bear proof garbage cans for your garbage. 


More Ideas for Green Kids
There are many things that endanger our environment, small things such as throwing a candy wrapper out the car window to more complex issues such as clear cutting sensitive forest and jungle habitats.





More issues include:


  • Invasive species
  • Global Warming
  • Endangered species
  • Ocean, lake, river and aquifer pollution
  • Depletion of natural resources
  • Deforestation
  • Erosion
  • Soil pollution
  • Air pollution
  • Noise pollution
  • Thermal pollution
  • Radioactive pollution



Being Green:


 

Being green is an important step in protecting the environment and the animals that depend on it. Everyone can be green and it is easy - small steps add up to big changes.



Try the following to be Green:


  • Walk or ride your bike more often
  • Turn the lights off when you don't need 
  • Recycle everything you can
  • Donate things you don't need anymore (a form of recycling) 
  • Plant trees, flowers, and shrubs
  • Instead of plastic and paper items, use reusable containers like water bottles and real plates
  • Don't dump chemicals down ANY drains or outside
  • Dispose of hazardous materials, like paint and cleaning products, properly


  • Buy products that have recycled contents in them and can be recycled
  • Use less water, by turning the water off when not in use, taking shorter showers, and using conservative watering measures on landscape


  • Conserve energy by unplugging appliances when not in use, close windows and doors when using the AC or heat and use more natural light
  • Think about alternative energy sources like solar, wind or thermal
  • Stay on trails, going off and creating new ones causes erosion

 Print the color sheet below - then help Little Bear with the garden that he is growing in recycled containers.