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Going Green

The Lifebabble team tackle issues important to young people. The team talk about going green - what this means and the impact we all have on the world.


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Hey, Lifebabblers.

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So you've all heard the phrase "going green",

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but do you really know what it means

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and why it's important to look after our world?

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If we eat junk food, don't exercise and treat our bodies unkindly,

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we'd probably feel unhealthy, tired and pretty rubbish.

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The Earth is just like our bodies.

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To be healthy, it needs to be treated with kindness,

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consideration and respect.

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It's the only one we've got.

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We all have an impact

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on our world, from what we consume to what we waste.

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Water for showers, electricity for lights.

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Climate change is the change of weather patterns

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over a long period of time.

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The planet's climate has been constantly changing and the world

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is heating up quicker than ever.

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And that's not great. Human activity - that's us - is a factor.

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We're all adding to it by how we live and what we do.

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Take one person's impact over a day

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and then times that by...

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about seven billion.

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That's a lot of people, a lot of energy and waste,

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and a huge impact on our planet.

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Thinking about it like that can make us feel worried or scared.

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This is a big issue, but we can do positive things and feel better.

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PHONE RINGS

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It's not nice when people drop litter.

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It's not good for the animals like squirrels,

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ducks, dogs and horses.

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We should all try and keep the world tidy.

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Did you know that these can take hundreds of years to decompose?

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Plastic's not great at breaking down.

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So reusing bags, popping the right plastic in the right bins,

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is mega important and can cut pollution.

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Taking a shorter shower uses less water, and less energy.

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One thing I do to be more green

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is I either walk or cycle to work instead of getting a lift in a car.

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I love my jumpers but when I've outgrown them,

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like this one, the best thing for me to do

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is to pass it on to someone else.

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Switch off your telly

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and switch off your lights when you're not using them.

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It's not a nag and it makes sense.

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Climate change is happening

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and we really do have a responsibility

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to look after our world, not just for us humans -

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think about a world with few trees.

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It would not only be a pretty gloomy place, but where would birds nest?

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And what would happen with

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all the other species that live in trees and forests across the world?

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Of course this is a worldwide issue,

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which can feel overwhelming.

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If everyone in the world did one thing to help, like recycling

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a bottle so it could be used again,

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it would make a difference.

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So talk to your family and friends

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and see what you can do to be more green.

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Go on! Make a difference.

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PHONE RINGS

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I do beach cleaning with my school year and my family.

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It's a lot of fun but it's also quite hard work.

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We use litter pickers, which are quite cool,

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and we find lots of rubbish

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but mainly plastic,

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which would sit on the beach if we didn't pick them up.

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It's really good that people my age clean up the environment.

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# I like the trees, they make shade for you and me

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# A trip to the park is more fun when you don't sit on chewing gum

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# A trip to the beach is a treat

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# So let's treat it the way it deserves

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# Cos we have to conserve

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# this beautiful world

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# And if you don't know where to begin

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# Just put your rubbish in the bin. #

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That all we have time for today, Lifebabblers.

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If you want to find out more, head on over to the CBBC website.

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Enjoy our planet. We've only got one!

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The Lifebabble team talk about going green - what this means, the impact we all have and why it's important to look after the world. The team look at positive ways to make a difference and share their own experiences. Dr Aaron provides advice and Ollie sings a song about going green.