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  Buy products made from recycled material. 
Purchasing products made from recycled material reduces the need for new materials to be produced which conserves natural resources. This reduces waste because used materials aren't occupying landfill space.

  Create a lawnmower-free zone in your yard. 
Challenge conventional wisdom of what a yard should be, by designating at least a portion of your yard as a "no-mow" zone, allowing grasses, weeds and local naturally seeding plants to grow, providing food for birds and other critters.

  Don't litter your cigarette butts 
Everywhere I go, I see tons of cigarette butts and it makes me upset because it is still littering. Hold on to your cigarette until you find an ashtray. If worst comes to worst, make your cigarette IS PUT OUT ALL THE WAY and throw it in a trashcan.

  Dont introduce non native plant species into a wilderness area 
Non-native plant species can be terribly destructive to natural wilderness habitats. Planting only native plants will insure that fragile eco-balances will not be destroyed.

  Enjoy sunrises and sunsets. 
Watching the sun rise or set allows us to witness our spinning solar system in action. Taking time out to enjoy this beautiful display encourages us to appreciate the larger scale of life. It puts things in perspective.

  Find alternatives to disposable paper gift wrap. 
On Christmas, birthdays, weddings and other giftable occassions an enormous amount wrapping paper finds its way into the trash. Finding alternatives to disposable wrapping paper can save an enormous amount of paper and eliminates waste.

  Find out which companies are polluting your neighborhood. 
Knowledge is power. Once you know who is polluting your neighborhood, you'll be able to do something about it, whether it be lobbying against the company or simply just avoiding the area.

  Go to the library instead of the bookstore. 
Purchasing books that may be used little more than once is very wasteful as compared to going to the library and reading books that will be used many times. This saves trees and eliminates waste.

  Leave what you find when you're in a natural area. 
In some heavily traveled scenic areas folks have carried off whatever they can for momentos and landscaping enhancements leaving little for future visitors to enjoy.

  Minimize campfire impacts 
Campfires can be integral to the camping experience but they can ruin pristine nature areas. Taking care to minimize the effects of a campfire by digging it under and packing it with fresh dirt allows plants grow and it reduces harm wildlife.

  Pick up litter. 
Help keep your environment clean by picking up litter.

  Plant a tree 
Trees are beautiful and they clean our air.

  Plant trees at home. 
Planting trees at home, enriches the natural environment and beautifies our world.

  Pull weeds instead of using herbicides. 
It may not be your idea of fun, but pulling weeds by hand eliminates the need for herbicides, and does allow you to be outside and enjoy your garden up-close.

  Reduce MTBE usage. 
Roughly half of all watercraft, and 100% of personal watercraft (PWC), are powered by two-stroke marine engines that emit 25-30% of their fuel, unburned, directly into the water. Risisting MTBE usage reduces water pollution in lakes, rivers and oceans.

  Reduce waste. 
Reducing household waste by making eco-friendly purchases, sorting out recyclables and simply being more aware of the trash we produce drasticly reduces landfill glut and it also limits the amount of natural resources we expend.

  Resist off shore oil drilling. 
Our automobile society requires oil to power our cars but ruining beaches, ocean eco-systems, and natural vistas is too much to give up. If we can't power our cars without ruining nature then we should give them up.

  Stay on the trail. 

  Study other's views on nature 
When you study other's cultural ideas and views on nature, you grow a higher appreciation and respect to nature.

  Think! Read! Learn! Know! 
Reading the paper or watching the news does not make one informed. Media sources are often biased or have ulterior motives when presenting you with the "facts". You must learn to think for yourself, by any means necessary. Your television, your priest,

  Use digital still and video cameras. 
Digital cameras eliminate the need for photo chemicals which are harmful and very polluting. Using digital cameras also allows images to be stored, duplicated, and enlarged indefinitely without any degredation or additional photo processing.

  Use rechargeable batteries. 
Batteries contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment when disposed of. They run down and must be replaced regularly. Using rechargeable batteries saves money and doesn't pollute the earth.

  Use refillable lighters. 
Once that bic has had it's last flick it becomes a burden to the planet for the next 1000 plus years. The plastic must be thick to hold the flammable liquid. It lasts forever.

  Visit nature. 
Experiencing the beauty of nature adds depth and meaning to our lives.

You can volunteer your time to pick up trash on the highways or in a park, write letters to congressmen, or teach children about nature. Explore all the ways to get involved, and pick something that excites you.

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