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flow shower heads and other energy-efficient devices. They’ll help both the environment and your budget. Use jars for food containers; use newspapers as wrapping paper; and use cloth shopping bags instead of paper or plastic. Understand that common household cleaners, pesticides and oils are hazardous waste and should be disposed of according to instructions. Proper disposal reduces runoff of toxic residues and prevents further waterways and wetlands pollution and destruction. Learn more about the products you purchase. Learn and understand the impact that the production, gathering or hunting of these products has on the environment. Look for more sustainable products such as shadegrown coffee, biodegradable cleaners and organic produce. We can greatly contribute to conservation simply by making wise purchases each day. And remember: We’re all Earth’s trustees. n

“N.C. Zoo Interpretive Specialist Bob Langston, holds some of the more than 5,600 cell phones that the zoo has collected as part of their recycling program.”


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