17 Little Changes we can Make that Make a Big Difference

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Published on August 23, 2013

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This presentation was created by a group of volunteers who try to make a difference in this world. They will be volunteering in an orphanage in Moshi, Tanzania. Help support their fundraising efforts with a small donation here: www.YouCaring.com/ProjectHelpOrphans . Their goal is to raise $2,000 towards their program fees and mandatory visas and permits for their upcoming volunteer trip to Tanzania. Help make this possible by donating $5 or $10. Every dollar helps and is greatly appreciated!

PICK UP A PIECE OF TRASH “Ninety-five percent of our solid waste is disposed of in almost-filled landfills - and one out of every two of those landfills desperately needs repair so it won't leak.” Source: http://www.green-networld.com/facts/waste.htm

DON’T LEAVE THE SINK DRIPPING “Leaking taps - Waste at least 5,500 liters of water a year; that's enough water wasted to fill a paddling pool every week for the whole summer.” Source: http://www.waterwise.org.uk/pages/faqs.html#faaq2

DONATE TO A GREAT CAUSE This presentation was created by a couple of volunteers who will be volunteering in an orphanage in Moshi, Tanzania. Support them at www.YouCaring.com/ProjectHelpOrphans

ADOPT FROM A SHELTER “Sadly, around 2.7 million dogs & cats are euthanized each year in the United States simply because too many people give up their pets, & too few people adopt from shelters.” Source: http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/adopt/tips/top_reasons_adopt.html

OPT IN FOR ELECTRONIC BILLS TO SAVE PAPER Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 682.5 gallons of oil and 17 trees. Source: http://askgreenirene.tenderapp.com/kb/business-reduce-reuse-recycle/15-facts-about-paper-waste

RIDE YOUR BICYCLE VS. CAR “Every gallon of gas burned emits nearly 25 pounds of carbon dioxide and other global-warming gases into the atmosphere.” Source: http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_vehicles/why-clean-cars/global-warming/

TELL So. YOU LOVE THEM “Research has shown the health benefits of social support.” If you have a great family and good friends, show them your love and appreciation. Source: http://www.webmd.com/balance/features/good-friends-are-good-for-you

SPEND A DAY AT THE BEACHBECOME AN ORGAN DONOR “You may save up to 8 lives through organ donation and enhance many others through tissue donation.” Source: http://www.organdonor.gov/whydonate/

RECYCLE “Did you know that it takes twice as much energy to burn plastic as it does to recycle it? It also takes 64% more energy to make paper than it does to recycle and reuse it.” Source: http://midcityscrap.com/2012/08/7-reasons-why-you-should-recycle/

SMILE AT SOMEONE Smiling has a lot of different health benefits and it contagious; around 50% of people smile back, a win-win for everyone. Source: http://www.sunwarrior.com/news/15-health-benefits-of-smiling/

DONATE CANS OF FOOD “870 million people in the world do not have enough to eat.” Source:http://www.wfp.org/hunger/stats?utm_source=freerice.com&utm_medium=link_latest_in_the_fight&utm_campai gn=fr_hunger_stats

CONSERVE & USE RENEWABLE ENERGY “Solar lights produce no pollution and cause no harmful environmental effects.” Source: http://www.solarlighting.com/solar-energy-facts

ANSWER QUESTIONS FOR FREE RICE “The vast majority of hungry people (98 percent) live in developing countries, where almost 15% of the population is undernourished.” at www.FreeRice.com through the World Food Programme Source:http://www.wfp.org/hunger/stats?utm_source=freerice.com&utm_medium=link_latest_in_the_fight&utm_campai gn=fr_hunger_stats

DON’T LET THE WATER RUN “If you leave the tap running it wastes 6 liters per minute, so turning the tap off when brushing can save around 12- 18 liters per time.” Source: http://www.waterwise.org.uk/pages/faqs.html#faaq2

DONATE BLOOD “Each [blood] donation can help save up to three lives. […] The actual blood donation typically takes less than 10-12 minutes.” That’s definitely worth one’s time. Source: http://www.redcrossblood.org/learn-about-blood/blood-facts-and-statistics

DON’T TEXT AND DRIVE “A texting driver is 23 times more likely to get into a crash than a non-texting driver.” Source: http://stoptextsstopwrecks.org/#facts

USE & REUSE GLASS BOTTLES “According to research, 1.5 million tons of plastic waste are created by plastic bottles alone. These wasted plastic bottles required 47 gallons of oil to produce, in just 1 year.” Source: http://www.collapsiblebottlesales.com/blog/2013/06/07/10-Plastic-Water-Bottle-facts-you-should-know.aspx

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR OWN SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE? SHARE THEM IN THE COMMENTS BELOW SHARE IT

This presentation was created by a group of volunteers who try to make a difference in this world. They will be volunteering in an orphanage in Moshi, Tanzania. Help support their fundraising efforts with a small donation here: www.YouCaring.com/ProjectHelpOrphans . Their goal is to raise $2,000 towards their program fees and mandatory visas and permits for their upcoming volunteer trip to Tanzania. Help make this possible by donating $5 or $10. Every dollar helps and is greatly appreciated!

Population: 48,261,942 Number of Orphans: 3,000,000 (That means every 16th citizen is an orphaned child) Under-5 mortality rate: 118/1,000 Number of people with HIV/AIDS: 1.4 million GDP per capita: $1,700 Drinking water source unimproved: 47% Sanitation facility access unimproved: 90% Source: CIA / The World Factbook Facts about Tanzania

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