In July of 2009, 3 high school freshmen formed GreenTree of Tulsa as an environmental group that would help reduce the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Our plan is to plant trees in Tulsa and surrounding areas to sequester Co2. While working on this project we came to realize that not only the planet and humans are affected, animals are also greatly affected. Climate change and high Co2 levels are severely harming the polar bear's habitats. Due to their dangerous situation, polar bears have become a large part of our project. Since July of 2009, GreenTree of Tulsa(GTOT) has planted over 2,150 trees to help save the polar bears and our environment.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Electronic Waste

Did you get a new flat screen TV, computer, or other electronic equipment? Do you know what to do with the old electronic equipment? The Environmental Protection Agency estimated that the U.S. generates more than 2 million tons a year of e-waste. This waste can contain lead, mercury, cadmium and other harmful chemicals. If these toxins get into the environment they can be a risk to human health. The risks include cancer and nervous system damage. 27 states have created recycling programs, landfill bans or both. Check to see if your state has such a program. In states without laws dispose of the equipment responsibly. Some retailers will help you dispose of the equipment properly. If the equipment is still in working order donating it is another option.
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