Ways to be environmentally friendly

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Lydia Cohen, web staff

Students file into room SC 106 each day with the hopes of doing the little bit they can to help improve KHS’ impact upon the Earth. In the environmental sustainability class, students attempt to reduce trash, waste and the carbon footprint left by the school.

“[Being environmentally friendly] is important because every living thing in this world is interdependent,” Mandy Melton, KHS biology and environmental sustainability teacher said. “Most people have heard of this butterfly effect, [where] any change or influence we have, good or bad, on the environment spans far beyond our reaches.”

To inspire you to also be more environmentally friendly, below are some tips that will help get you started. Applying these suggestions into your life can reduce your waste, water and electricity usage.