Make a Difference
Ever wonder what people mean when they say they are “going Green?” It means they are trying to make everyday changes to better the environment. What can you do to “Live Greener?”
- Turn off the water when you brush your teeth!
- Turn off the lights when you leave a room!
- Use recycled paper for art projects!
- Plant a tree!
- Turn off the TV and computer when you are not using them!
Support a Sustainable Lifestyle
Global warming, carbon emissions, rising energy costs, toxic chemicals—the news is full of disturbing reports about environmental problems that concern us all. But you can make a difference! Translate concern into action by finding opportunities to reduce your impact on the environment. Where to begin? Find out how big your ecological footprint is at www.earthday.net/footprint. Eliminate paper and plastic bags by using durable bags made from recycled materials to transport your groceries or other consumer goods. Want to know what gadgets and mechanical systems are available to reduce energy costs in your apartment or house? Home Depot, among others, has an Eco-Options web page, check it out—www.homedepot.com/ecooptions. Participate in Baltimore County’s curbside recycling program, or haul your discards to the County landfill for recycling. Look for Green-labeled cleaning and other products at your favorite retailer. You can make a difference!
Marshy Point Nature Center Granted Green Center Status
After applying for certification to become a Green Center by the Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education, Marshy Point Nature Center was granted Green Center status. This coveted designation is awarded to nature centers that support local and regional Green School initiatives, apply environmental management practices to their buildings and grounds, and offer a variety of community environmental-learning opportunities. MPNC was the first Baltimore County Recreation and Parks facility to be designated with the honor.