Programming Format Sheet
Title of Program: Go Green!
Goals: Educate BBGs about the environment
Objectives: With providing facts, we can all take a step to improve the conditions of our environment
Materials: A white T shirt for everyone, environmental facts, (green) sharpies, newspaper
People: Your board or chapter!
Space needed: A room with a table or hard surface
00-05: Explain what the program is.
05-10: Read the environmental facts; explain how you can help preserve natural resources.
10-30: Make T-shirts that say: GO GREEN! On the front, and an environmental fact on the back.
00-05: Explain the program and what the T shirts will say
05-10: Read the environmental facts and/or social awareness facts.
10-30: Tuck newspaper in your T shirt so the sharpie doesn’t bleed through.
Write ‘GO GREEN!’ on the front of your shirt. Write and an interesting fact and/or a way to preserve natural resources. on the back of your shirt to promote environmental awareness.
- If just 25% of U.S. families used 10 fewer plastic bags a month, we would save over 2.5 BILLION bags a year.
- On the average, the 140 million cars in America are estimated to travel almost 4 billion miles in a day, and according to the Department of Transportation, they use over 200 million gallons of gasoline doing it.
- Every year we throw away 24 million tons of leaves and grass. Leaves alone account for 75% of our solid waste in the fall.
- Over 100 pesticide ingredients are suspected to cause birth defects, cancer, and gene mutations.
- Every ton of recycled office paper saves 380 gallons of oil.
- About 1% of U.S. landfill space is full of disposable diapers, which take 500 years to decompose.
- Energy saved from one recycled aluminum can will operate a TV set for 3 hours, and is the equivalent to half a can of gasoline.
- Glass produced from recycled glass instead of raw materials reduces related air pollution by 20%, and water pollution by 50%.
- Americans use 50 million tons of paper annually -- consuming more than 850 million trees.
- By turning down your central heating thermostat one degree, fuel consumption is cut by as much as 10%.
- 80% of the world's forests are gone.
- 2000 trees a minute are cut down in the Amazon alone. That is 7 football fields a minute!
- 3% of the Earth’s water is fresh. 2% is frozen and 1% is drinkable.
- The average American individual uses 100 to 176 gallons of water at home each day.
Reduce your shower time by 5 minutes.
Don’t flush tissues down the toilet.
Turn the water off when you’re brushing your teeth.
Double side your papers.
Take the bus, walk, or bike to where you need to go.
Carpool to school.
The production of paper bags creates 70 percent more air pollution than plastic, but plastic bags create four times the solid waste. Recycle/reuse bags!
Don’t use paper bags for lunch, use a recycled/reusable bag.
Encourage people around you to do the same.