Green = Sexy
By Goeun, age 14, Virginia
You have probably heard and used the phrase "going green." Well, stop saying it and start living it! Global warming is becoming a huge problem, and it's coming at us faster than the scientists predicted. Tons of celebs are going green, as well as everyday people. It's really easy. Rachel McAdams (who played Regina in Mean Girls) has a website called www.greenissexy.org which states that going green is just plain hot. There are tons of fun ways to do it too!
First of all, you can recycle. It's one of the easiest things to do to and it's very effective. We can save lots of trees by recycling paper, plastic, and pretty much anything else recyclable! But remember, when recycling paper with staples in it first remove the staples! Another way to go green is to buy those reusable shopping bags! There are some really cute ones, and you'll reduce plastic use while looking cute. They can be used for grocery shopping and for just normal shopping!
SDM writer Briana from Pennsylvania sports her "Miss Save the World" t-shirt.
You can also advertise this. There are lots of cute shirts at Aeropostale and other stores that say "Keepin' it Green," "Miss Save the World," and many more. If you have a MySpace or Facebook, post bulletins or start a group about recycling and re-using things. This will spread the word really fast. And at school, when you're having a soda or another canned or bottled drink, be sure to recycle them. Many schools now have separate trash cans for recycling purposes only. Classrooms also have recycling bins, so if you have any extra papers, you'll know where to put them!
These are some easy ways to go green and save the environment, but what about saving energy? You can do this by using energy saving appliances. Look for the Energy Star symbol on your refrigerator or washing machine! You should also always unplug things when they aren't in use. Not only is this a fire hazard, but plugs use energy by just being in the outlet! Last but not least, you can cut your shower short by two minutes, and you'll save 10 gallons of water doing it. With these easy tips, you'll be able to do a huge part in saving the world and delaying global warming. You don't really want to die by melting, do you? Let's leave that for the next generation ... just kidding!