Okay, you can't go out
into the world and clean up the mess and stop all the damage all on your
own. But you certainly can do plenty of things to help. And remember,
Kids like you all around the world are waking up to what's going on --
you are not alone!
your family, tell your friends. Talk about it with your teachers at
out more. You could start with my links section (click
the link at the bottom of this page). Remember that not everything
you see, read or hear will be the truth. The people who are making a
lot of money out of pollution don't want you to find out the truth.
They don't want to be stopped
a group who are trying to stop pollution. Again, see my links section
as much 'waste' as you can. Or don't buy stuff which becomes waste (like
packaging from takeaway food). You can use real plates made of china
and forks made of steel thousands of times. Plastic plates and cutlery
last once and then become waste
if you can buy food which has been grown locally. Is there a local farm
shop? Some farmers deliver vegetables and other foods. Buying local
foods means almost no transport is needed
shops and supermarkets will deliver things to your home. You can even
shop online. This means your family doesn't need to drive to pick up
your food. One supermarket truck or pickup can deliver stuff to dozens
of families saving dozens of car journeys. Think about it
you can, try and get organic food. Organic
food does not contain any kind of pesticide or use chemicals that
harm the land, air or water. Animals raised in organic farms are treated
more kindly than in factory farms
and avoid processed food and drink. Use fresh food whenever you can
and don't eat out so much. Cooking can be fun, you know! Have you ever
tried it? Barbecues are fun but they make a lot of smoke pollution,
so keep them for really special occasions
your own vegetables. Believe it or not, this can be fun too! You don't
need much space. You can even grow things in pots on the window ledge
or in a sunny spot inside
have space, make compost from waste food (vegetable peelings and so
on). Worms eat all this rotting stuff and make it into a sort of rich
soil, very good for plants
buy things that you don't need or that you end up throwing away in a
couple of weeks
my pollution puzzle.
you're a Pollution scout. You've got to find some of the
things that people do which cause pollution and the some
of the pollutants themselves. Click here
for my puzzle.
if you haven't tried my Pollution
quiz, now is the time do give it a go.
What do you think
about pollution? Have you any good ideas about what we can do to make
things better? If you do, please write to me. As long as your message
is sensible and friendly, I promise to reply. I will also put your message
on my Friends page.
you've found my Pollution guide useful,
please would you be kind enough to
make a donation to help run my website.
I know you kids don't have credit
cards or anything but perhaps you could
persuade either your parents or your
school to make a donation. It's so
easy and you can do it here.
here to go to my links page to find out more on pollution and
what you can do about it.