Helpful tips on how YOU can help care for the environment and animals
The warrior code states that the Clans must respect their environment and value the life of every animal in the forest.
Start an animal club:
Find out what needs to be done in your community to help animals and get going! Your club doesn't have to start off big. Begin with a few friends who think like you do and you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish. Make posters of animals available for adoption at the shelter. Create bookmarks with humane messages to sell and raise funds. Volunteer to help clean cages or walk the animals at your shelter. Produce a newspaper or newsletter about animals for kids in your school. Educate your classmates through skits with animal messages.
Write to officials:
Write to local, state, and federal government officials about animal issues you read about in the newspaper or hear on the news. Ask your teacher or librarian to help you locate the names and addresses of your government officials.
Projects and volunteering:
Suggest a special class project where you clean up a nearby habitat, like a stream or park. Or volunteer to clean up and beautify the grounds of your local animal shelter.
Explore humane issues:
What do you think about animals used in research and science? Does your school require you to dissect an animal in order to pass biology? How about using animals in entertainment, like the circus or the rodeo? Perhaps you can write a report or give a presentation to your class or school concerning these issues.
Save kitchen scraps for the compost pile. Put leftover vegetables, coffee grinds, and eggshells on your compost pile to create rich soil that plants and animals will want to live in. Make sure you have an established compost pile in your yard before you do this. If you don't, ask a parent to help you start one.
Turn off the faucet while you brush your teeth and use water-saving devices on your toilets, taps, and showerheads.
Recycle everything--newspapers, cans, glass, aluminum foil and pans, motor oil, scrap metal, etc.
Be a responsible pet owner:
Spay or neuter your companion animals and keep an identification tag on them so if they get lost they can be returned to you. Also, make sure your pets get vaccinations each year.
Make your pet a part of the family. Make time every day to play with your pets.