• Pa-Hay-okee Overlook

    Everglades

    National Park Florida

What Can You Do?

The actions you take to decrease your carbon footprint can have an influence all the way from Glacier National Park to the lowlands of the Florida Everglades.

Some actions you can take at home and in your community are:
-recycle
-carpool
-take public transportation when convenient
-raise the air conditioner one degree or lower the heater one degree
-install energy efficient compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) or light emitting diodes (LED light bulbs)
-turn off appliances when not in use (examples: fans, lights, computers, cable box, etc.)
-unplug appliances when not in use (examples: hair dryers, toasters, etc.)
-weatherstrip windows and doors

Don't forget to share with your family and friends ways they can help protect national parks like Everglades!

 
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Did You Know?

Manatee and Baby Swimming

Mermaid sightings have been reported by sailors throughout history who often blamed the part-woman, part-fish beings for leading them astray. But folklore experts believe that what those sailors were seeing were not mermaids, but rather air-breathing manatees, or their dugong relatives.