为这颗星球努力 Pitch in for the Planet

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为这颗星球努力 Pitch in for the Planet

Five ways for you to be an Earth Day hero

你成为“地球日”主角的五种途径

When then Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson developed the idea for the first Earth Day in 1970, little did he know how that idea would take root and bloom. Earth Day was meant to draw attention to environmental problems. America's enthusiasm for Earth Day helped persuade lawmakers to pass the 1970 Clean Air Act and to create the Environmental Protection Agency. This Earth Day, April 22, people around the world will gather to show that they care about our planet. But you can celebrate Earth Day every day. Here are some easy things you can do to protect the air, water and soil.

威斯康星州参议员盖洛德·纳尔逊1970年酝酿设立第一个“地球日”的时候,他几乎不会想象得到这个想法会深深扎根,并且不断得到发展。“地球日”旨在引起人们关注环境问题。美国人民对“地球日”的热情说服立法者通过了《1970年空气清洁法案》,并且促成了环保局的成立。在“地球日”——4月22日,世界各地的人们将集会表明自己对地球的关心。但是你可以每天庆祝“地球日”。你可以做一些轻而易举的事情来保护空气、水和土壤。

1. Recycle batteries. The batteries used in toys, cell phones and other devices can be harmful to the environment. If your batteries contain cadmium, nickel, lead or mercury, don't throw them in the garbage. Take used batteries to a recycling or collection center in your community.

1.循环利用电池。玩具、手机和其他电器中使用的电池会危害环境。如果电池中含有镉、镍、铅或者汞,不要把电池扔在垃圾中。把使用过的电池送到所在社区的回收站或者收集中心。

2. Cut down on garbage. Prevention is the best way to fight pollution! If you don't create garbage then no one has to clean it up. Buy products that don't have a lot of packaging. Reuse containers instead of throwing them out. Try to make Earth Day a garbage-free day.

2.减少垃圾。预防是抵制污染的最佳途径!如果你不制造垃圾,那么就不需要人清理垃圾。购买包装简易的产品。重复利用包装盒,而不是将其扔弃。尽力使“地球日”成为无垃圾的一天。

3. Avoid chemicals. Plant marigolds, mint, garlic or onions in a garden instead of spraying pesticides. Insects don't like these plants and will stay away. Use natural ingredients like vinegar, baking soda and salt to make cleaners in place of store-bought chemical cleansers.

3.避免使用化学药品。在花园种植万寿菊、薄荷、大蒜或者洋葱,不要喷洒杀虫剂。昆虫不喜欢这些植物,就会离得远远的。使用醋、发酵粉和盐之类的天然成分充当清洁材料,避免使用商店购买的化学清洁剂。

4. Don't waste energy. Just think how much electricity you could save if you always turned off lights and appliances when not using them. Remind your parents and friends to conserve energy. Is the heat in your classroom on high with the window open? Do you let the faucet or shower run longer than needed? It takes energy to make hot water. Use less and you'll save precious resources.

4.不要浪费能源。不使用时,关闭电灯、电器,试想一下你可以节省多少电。提醒你的父母和朋友节约能源。你们教室是不是暖气开至最高值,而窗户敞开?你是不是让水龙头或者淋浴一直流着水?烧开水需要消耗能源。减少使用量,就可以节约宝贵的资源。

5. Get involved. Is there a place in your community that needs to be cleaned up? Get the job done by organizing an event. Working with others is fun, and teamwork will get it done faster. Write letters to government leaders. Let them know that you care about the environment.

5.积极参与。你的社区有没有需要清理的区域?组织活动,大家一起开展这项工作。与其他人一起工作其乐融融,团队合作可以加快工作进度。给政府领导写信。让他们知道你关心环境。

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