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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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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 2
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 7
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9
    • Grade 10
    • Grade 11
    • Grade 12

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    oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110130061158169T,Higher Education,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Water Conservation,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Waste Reduction/Recycling,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Physics,Efficiency and Energy Conservation,NSDL

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    English

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