We asked the leaders of local environmental organizations for suggestions on ways individuals can help reduce water pollution. Here are their responses (no. 10 is from Ships of the Sea).
For more information on pollution from household chemicals, and for a list of chemicals found in personal products which should be avoided, please visit One Green Planet.
To learn more about the hazards of styrofoam, view its effects, and discover healthy alternatives, please visit One Million Women website here.
For more information on the devastating effects of plastic bags please visit the American Disposal Services website.
For additional information on the environmental impact of fertilizers, and for hints to reduce the amount of fertilizer you use, please view this video produced by WaterMatersTV.
For more information on recent environmental legislation and ballot measures in Georgia please visit BALLOTPEDIA.
For additional information on the toxicity of cigarette butts see this article by NOAA.
To better understand the effects of single-use plastics on our environment please visit Environmental Health News.
To learn how to plant your own rain garden visit The Family Handyman website.
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For more than 60 years Keep American Beautiful has been working to reduce litter. For fact sheets and the most up to date research on litter, please visit their website here.
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MAKING WAVES: SAVANNAH
Help keep our community and water ways litter free and provide valuable information utilized to create sustainable solutions through the "Litterati"app. Available for free at the App Store and through Google Play, "Litterati" places geo-tags on your photographs of litter to help map and identify problem areas. Once you download the app please join our "Litterati" group MAKING WAVES: SAVANNAH to be a part of our initiative to address this important issue.
"[Using Litterati] a group of 5th graders picked over 1,2000 pieces of litter in their schoolyard, noticing that the most common type of litter was the plastic straw wrappers from their own cafeteria, which led to the school eliminating the straws at the request of the students.” –CNN