Monday, September 5, 2011

Green Teen

So, recently, I've been getting really into being eco-friendly and I learned there are so many things in the world of going green that people are unaware of.

For example, for my fashionistas out there, there was a show during Miami Swim Week called "Haute Natured" that had an eco-friendly bikini--and it was cute! The bikini was biodegradable--it could either be worn again, or thrown away; where it would, in time, disintegrate. Another bikini was shown in another fashion show that was solar powered and could charge small electronic devices.

For the guys, scientists are currently working on making cars run on recycled paper.

A project last year, called Desertec, planned on installing a bunch of solar panels in the Sahara desert to supply energy to parts of the Middle East, Europe and Africa.

The president of Virgin Mobile, Richard Branson, planned to give an island to lemurs to save them from dying out in Madagascar, their one and only habitat that is being destroyed because of deforestation and loss of habitat.

There are so many things happening in the world to make it more eco-friendly that sometimes it seems confusing as to what a regular teen can do to help. But, I decided, that along with a blog about eco-news, I'm going to help you guys by giving tiny eco-tips; things we can all do to conserve some energy.

Eco-tip #1: Turn off and unplug all electronics when not in use. Simple enough, but saves a load of energy. Even chargers, or lamps. Unplug them when you're not using them.

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