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Panarottis is Big on Family and Big on Pizza, but we’re also very Big on protecting our planet and being Green, like super jalapeño pepper-powered Green!
You and the Little Leonardo’s and Mona’s Lisa’s can Protect Mama Earth too - all it takes is a place to start! Learn more about how we like to protect the planet, starting with the ‘Three R’s’!
When shopping, looking out for recyclable products first ensures you can return it for recycling and re-use. For example; choosing glass over plastic because it's 100% recyclable. Also buy fresh produce instead of frozen and processed goods generates less waste during the production process, resulting in less of a carbon footprint, and therefore a positive contribution to the environment.
When you are finished with something, see if you can find ways to reuse it. And if broken, try see if you can repair it or even give it to someone who may find a use for it. Remember that your waste can be another person's income, new project or artwork.
Some tips and tools for reusing stuff in the house:
1 Choosing lunchboxes over of cling wrap or foils for storing.
2 Reusing gift-wrapping and greeting cards.
3 Instead of buying new gifts, try seeing if you cannot make something crafty; they'll be more impressed that way!
4 Use both sides of a piece of paper before recycling it!
5 Plastic pots and plastic-coated milk or juice cartons are great for pot plants! You can also decorate and paint them!
6 Create a 'toy box' for all your old things, such as stationary, wrapping paper, and even broken bits that can be reused or given away to someone who needs it.
7 You could also have a box for old clothes that no longer fit you or that you don't like anymore. There are a lot of cold kids without clothes in the world, here's your chance to make a difference!
See how much fun it can be? So add a little funk to junk and create something cool!
Here is a list of things you should always recycle or reuse. Make sure you get mom and dad to help you out and use gloves when picking up objects that might be dangerous.
Now isn't that easy? There is so much that you can do with very little effort while saving the world one product at a time!
Save on electricity to help the environment! How?
Growing your own vegetables will not only teach you the beauty and bounty of nature, but also allows you to soak up some sun, a good source of Vitamin D. It's also good exercise and a great way to get the whole family involved!
Water is our most precious natural resource. Every living being on earth depends on it. We need drinking water, water to cook and water to keep ourselves clean.
The climate is constantly changing due to all the harmful gasses, such as carbon dioxide, that we are releasing into the atmosphere. One example of when we release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere is when we burn fuel while driving cars. This is a worldwide problem, and most countries are feeling the impact of climate change. Some countries are getting way more rainfall and having to deal with floods, while other countries, such as ours, are getting less rainfall. We have hotter, drier days. This is causing a serious water shortage!
This is why it’s so vital to save water. We need to cut down how much water we use personally, and how much is used in agriculture, industry and generating electricity.
Tips to save water at home:
So, you can see that it is critical that we look after our Mama Earth, and we aim to work on our journey to a greater, greener future for our Mama Earth and our people.