Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Earth Day Quiz
1. T or F: You can use your mom's food processor and old panty hose to make recycled paper at home.
True! "You Can Make Paper" is a Beakman and Jax "You Can" experiment. But remember to read the directions and ask permission first!
2. T or F: Taking a bath instead of a shower makes you more clean.
False. Baths do use three times as much water, though.
Turn off the tap in your bathroom while you brush your teeth.
Take shorter showers. (Get a timer and time yourself.)
Don't let the water run constantly while you're washing or rinsing dishes.
Fill a pitcher with tap water and put it in the fridge, rather than running the tap every time you want a cold drink!
Clean sidewalks and driveways with a broom--not the water hose!
Water your lawn in the early morning to avoid evaporation.
Repair dripping faucets.
Place a layer of mulch around trees and plants to retain water.