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Top Ten: Techniques to be a Green Boater

Boating is a great way to get out on the water to relax or go catch a fish. There are simple things that you can do to help keep our waterways clean. 1. Use the proper soap for cleaning your boat.Use water based, biodegradable, and phosphate free soap to clean your boat. These soaps will …

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Top Ten: Ways to Teach Kids About the Environment

Children are our future. That future can be bold and beautiful or dark and dreary. You mean the difference between a generation of environmental leaders who love and respond the environment, making choices to live, work and play in a way that respects our natural spaces. And uninformed adults who don’t think beyond selfish needs …

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Top Ten: Fun Ways to Responsibly Use the Ocean

San Diego may be nationally famous for the success of our sports teams, but we also have an often overlooked geological feature called “beaches.” (#jokable) Our beaches draw tourists and transplants from all over the world, and as a result our coastal ecosystems take a heavy hitting day in and day out. Next time you …

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Top Ten: Quick Ways To Conserve Water

In San Diego, a typical household uses about 10,472 gallons of water a month. What can you do to use less this month? Whatever your conservation goal is – 15 percent, 25 percent or more – the more of these steps you take, the more water you’ll save. The more water you save, the more money …

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Top Ten: Tips to Make Your Neighborhood Pollution Free

Neighborhood pollution comes in all forms – cigarette butts on street corners, dog remnants on the grass, food wrappers and bags blowing by and pesticides and fertilizers in our yards. Luckily, a few easy adjustments in habits can snowball into a community effort to make your neighborhood cleaner and healthier for everyone. Try out these …

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Top Ten: Simple Ways to Drive Your Car Less

The massive amount of cars on San Diego County’s roads greatly contributes to water and air pollution. We breathe the chemicals from autos, which irritate our lungs, resulting in asthma, bronchitis, lowered-lung capacity and other respiratory illnesses. Cars also cover our streets with pollution, like copper dust and oil, that rain and runoff carry into our …

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