To view your school or district,
use the green search box.

DID
YOU
KNOW?
In 2007, there were 249 million vehicles (cars, buses, and trucks) in the United States more than three motor vehicles for every four people.
LEARN
WHAT IS A CARBON FOOTPRINT?

CALCULATE YOURS
 
 

WHAT'S
THE WORD:
Hydropower:
The energy of moving water. A hydroelectric power plant uses moving water to power a turbine generator to produce electricity.
THINGS YOU CAN DO TO REDUCE POLLUTION
Be sure to check in to your school, then click next to the activities that you have completed and click submit so you can earn Power Points for your school.
Grow plants in your classroom

Plants keep the air clean of carbon dioxide (CO2). Bring in plants and watch them grow over the school year.

Think before you buy
Look to find new or gently used secondhand products. Check out garage sales, thrift stores, and consignment shops for clothing and other everyday items.
Reuse shopping bags
When shopping, take bags with you. Plastic bags are made from either oil or natural gas, which are non-renewable resources.
Carpool
Create a carpool group so only one student or parent is driving you and your friends to school.
EXTRA CREDIT: Water Source

Play a game on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Source site to learn more about a very important and very limited resource: drinking water.

Keep electronics out of the trash

Keep your cell phones, computers, and other electronics as long as possible. Because they contain mercury and other toxins, donate or recycle them responsibly when the time comes.

Be smart about batteries

Turn off the toys and games that use batteries when you are not playing with them. Don’t throw them away; recycle them!

Walk or ride your bike to school
Walking or riding your bike to school is not only fun, it reduces the amount of carbon emitted if you had taken your car or the bus.
Bus it
Take the bus instead of getting a ride from your parents or driving yourself. You will reduce the number of cars on the road, which reduces pollution.
EXTRA CREDIT: Recycle Center

Many people throw away items that could have been recycled. See what things can be recycled near your home by doing a recycle center search.

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