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REDUCE POLLUTION

Do not litter.

Do not pollute our rivers, streams, drains, or ocean.

Reuse paper, envelopes, boxes, glass and plastic containers, old newspapers, paper and plastic bags.

Share with others and reuse at the same time by donating old books, toys, clothing, etc. to charities.

Buy drinks in recyclable glass bottles.

Reduce the use of disposable plates, cups and utensils and use those you can wash and reuse to reduce waste and ask shops and restaurants to do the same.

Use cloth rags instead of paper towels to reduce waste.

Avoid buying products with excessive packaging.

Buy products in packages and containers that can be reused or recycled.

Carry your own bags to the grocery and shops.

Place your purchases in your bag or one large bag rather than many small bags to reduce waste.

Compost leaves and twigs, fruit and vegetable wastes, coffee grounds, tea grounds, eggshells, and nutshells
in your garden beds or compost heap.

Mend and repair rather than discard and replace.

Buy products in bulk and with less packaging to reduce waste - smaller packages have more packing waste.

Buy unleaded gasoline.

CONSERVE WILDLIFE AND HABITATS

Feed the birds in your garden.

Do not kill animals - they will not harm you.

Do not set fires that can spread and destroy vegetation and habitat.

Do not walk on coral reefs.

Minimize your use of pesticides and use those only those that have been approved as safe for humans and the environment.

Have local plants in your house or garden.

CONSERVE WATER

Do not waste water - turn off taps, hoses and showers when you are not using them and fix leaks.

Use rainwater to water plants.

EDUCATION AND PARTICIPATION

Educate yourself about the natural heritage of Tobago by visiting some of the beautiful natural sites on the island - know your country and your environment.

Learn about some of the important environmental issues in Tobago by reading the newspapers and visiting Environment TOBAGO’s Environmental Information Centre (at our office).

Take time to play, relax, and spend time in nature.

Work to understand people with different views.

Talk to your family and friends about environmental conservation and green living.

Share your ideas - write about your concerns to your politicians and to local newspapers.

Join an environmental group and get involved in projects to help conserve our natural environment
 
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