Students identify five or more behaviors, situations or actions that are harmful to the environment and can be changed, altered, or modified in a reasonable amount of time and with a minimum of money. They must fully describe the situations, environmental costs, modifications, environmental benefits, anticipated monetary costs and estimated time for implementation. Example: Situation: Excess plastic grocery bags Environmental Cost: Litter, filling up of landfills, use of petrochemicals in production Modification 1: Use a reusable cloth bag for shopping to reduce plastic bags. Environmental Benefit: Reduce Modification 2: Reuse the plastic bags as bathroom garbage bags. Environmental Benefit: Reuse Modification 3: Recycle clean plastic bags Environmental Benefit: Recycle Money: Reusable Cloth Bag ($10-$20) Time: Negligible, but some planning ahead is required


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