Conservation Education and Science
CONSERVATION

Texas Horned Lizard Project

Visit the Dallas Zoo Texas Horned Lizard Conservation website to learn more about what our staff is doing to support Texas Horned lizards in the wild!

 

Past Party For The Planet Community Partners

 

1. Conservation at Home

2. Littering (Are you a Litter Critter?)

3. Recycling (Too Good to Throw Away)

4. Water Conservation (Flushed Away)

5. Energy Conservation (No Wasted Watts)

6. Junk Mail (How to Lose 41 lbs)

7. Reusing (Jars Not a Waste)

8. Techno-Recycling

9. Paper or Plastic Bags? Neither!

10. Parenting for the Planet: Making Informed Family Choices

11. Waterwise Gardening

10. 2008 Workshop Speakers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAST COMMUNITY PARTNERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSERVATION AT HOME

Spread the Message! Tell all your family and friends what they can do at home everyday to conserve.

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LITTERING (ARE YOU A LITTER CRITTER?)

 

Put litter in its place! Be sure to throw non-recyclables in a trash can, and be sure the lid is on!

Throw away your cigarette butts! Remember that cigarette butts are litter too.

Recycle! You can recycle all paper, glass, and most plastic products at home! If you don’t have a recycling can, call your city.

Reuse! You can reuse a lot of products over and over. Use plastic bags for trash bags or to carry your lunch. Use plastic bottles and other stuff to make cool crafts at home!

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RECYCLING (TOO GOOD TO THROW AWAY)

Recycle:

  • If you live in Dallas, sign up for a blue bin. If you don’t, contact your city for recycling information.
  • Check everything to see if it is recyclable – remember, more than 60% of your trash can be recycled.

Complete the Loop:

  • Buy recycled paper products (printer paper, folders, paper towels, paper plates, etc.).
  • Look for other products made from recycled materials, such as carpeting, clothing, or plastics like frisbees and pet bowls.

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WATER CONSERVATION (FLUSHED AWAY)

 

Bathing: Use low-flow shower heads and take shorter showers.

Clothes-washing: Use water-level settings and run full loads whenever possible.

Dish-washing: Wash dishes by hand or run only full loads.

Outdoors: Cover pools and hot tubs when not in use.

Watering your lawn:

  • Use soaker or drip irrigation wherever possible.
  • Water in early morning.
  • Run sprinklers manually to avoid watering in wet weather.

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ENERGY CONSERVATION (No Wasted Watts)

  • Change all frequently used light bulbs to compact fluorescent or LED bulbs.
  • When you leave the room, turn off the lights and other electronic equipment.
  • Set your thermostat to keep air conditioning at 78°F when it's hot outside, and your heating system at 68°F when it's cold. Setting your thermostat to these temperatures can help save up to 20% in heating and cooling costs.
  • Lower the thermostat on your hot water heater to 120° F.
  • Close shades and blinds during the day to reduce the amount of air conditioning lost through windows.

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HOW TO STOP JUNK MAIL (HOW TO LOSE 41 LBS)

 

Opt out of getting junk mail - Visit the following site for all of the inforamtion you need to stop getting all kinds of junk mail.

 

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REUSING (JARS NOT A WASTE)

 

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TECHNO-RECYCLING

  • Recycle your empty laser and inkjet cartridges, used cell phones, laptops, PDAs, and iPods.
  • Start an ink cartridge and cell phone recycling program in your school.
  • Save ink by printing only when paper documents are necessary.

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  • For information about the impact of cell phones on gorilla habitats

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/01/0120_060120_cellphones.html

 

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PAPER OR PLASTIC BAGS? NEITHER!

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PARENTING FOR THE PLANET: MAKING INFORMED FAMILY CHOICES

DIAPERS - Check out these websites:

GIFT WRAP - Check out these websites:

BOOTH ACTIVITY - Check out these websites:

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WATERWISE GARDENING

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2008 WORKSHOP SPEAKERS

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  • VERMICOMPOSTING: Susan Gregory

 

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