For Teens


If you get a new computer, ask for a laptop.  Laptops use half the energy of their desktop counterparts.

Be a ghost buster and get rid of “phantom” electrical draw. Unplug the chargers for your phone and MP3 player when you’re not using them.

Put your computer to “sleep” instead of leaving it on with the screensaver running.

Turn off your video games after you’re done playing – both the TV and console.

Recycle your electronics/Donate old cell phones. About 130 million mobile phones are retired every year, resulting in more than 65,000 tons of waste―including potentially hazardous materials, such as lead and mercury.

Use recycled paper in the printer.

Re-use your gift bags.

Share stuff!  Before you throw something away, think about if someone else might need it.  Either donate to a charitable organization or post it on a web site designed to connect people and things.

Carpool, skateboard, walk or ride your bike to friend’s homes and activities.

Shorten your shower by two minutes – you’ll conserve more than 10 gallons of water.

Hang your clothes to dry and your perfect-fitting jeans won’t shrink!

Use filtered tap water and carry a sports water bottle.

Use candles or natural oils in your room – no air fresheners.

Teens – tell your friends about what you are doing and make twice the impact!