Take Action!

Purpose: The purpose of this activity is to empower students to effect positive change. We can all make a significant difference in water conservation and protection of water sources if we are mindful of our daily activities and choices.

Mantra: “To be noble is to take positive, productive action locally and globally.” Lisa M. Algee

Materials: Recycled sustainable paper, pencil, crayons, markers, computer with PowerPoint and ClipArt.

What can we all do to conserve water and protect water sources from pollution? Let’s brainstorm 10 ways together. Here are 6 to get you started:

1. Take shorter showers.

2. Pick up litter (even if it’s not yours) which can easily wash down storm drains and into rivers, seas, and oceans.

3. Pick up after your dog. Dog waste can wash down storm drains and cause bacterial growth in streams, creeks, rivers, lakes, and ponds.

4. Plant your own home/school garden or buy local organic produce (vegetables and fruits).

5. Don’t use insecticides or pesticides; they pollute water.

6. Buy recycled sustainable paper. Encourage your school to purchase this paper to save rainforests. Propose this to your school’s government council and make it happen .

References: www.greenschools.net

I pledge

to conserve water every day in the following 3 ways:

1 ____________________________________________________________


2 ____________________________________________________________


3 ____________________________________________________________