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Resource Conservation in the Community Program Bulletin

The purpose of GFWC’s Resource Conservation Program is to educate and enhance members’ awareness of the importance of preserving the earth’s natural resources by urging and stimulating citizen action in addressing these concerns.

November 15 is America Recycles Day! Here is what you can do:

Updates to the Resource Conservation Program outline in the 2008-2010 GFWC Club Manual:

What can you recycle in your area?

Many people say recycling is just common sense.

Unfortunately, the average American discards about 4.6 pounds of waste every day.  Recycling is one easy way to slow global warming and effect climate change.

Encourage your club members to:

Members will start to notice their recyclables outweighing their trash.

Aside from just cans and newspapers, consider recycling:

We can recycle more than just paper products:

Does your place of work have a recycling program?

When you are out and about, shopping, traveling, or just being busy, you can:

Recycle old computers, phones, and electronics. For information see:

Shopping Bags Anyone?

Provide new program resources and newly available resource materials! National Geographic sponsors a website on how to be “green,” www.TheGreenGuide.com.

Preventing junk mail is a great way to conserve. Estimates suggest 19 billion catalogs are mailed each year, at the cost of 53 million trees and 5.2 tons of carbon emissions.

When your club observes America Recycles Day on November 15, remember the 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

No matter how you and your club decide to celebrate America Recycles Day, remember to report your activities to GFWC.

—Carol Waters (N.H.), GFWC Conservation in the Community Program Chairman

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