# Going Green World Wide

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Going green is a plan that has the potential to help make our world a cleaner and healthier one to live in for future generations. I got this idea from the movie pay it forward and you can watch it on youtube if you want. If one person does everything they can to clean the planet, they won't make a big change. But if they get three people to help and those three people get three others each and so on and so forth, then you will have 1 to 4 to 13 to 40 to 121 and then 264. the number grows exponentially! But, if not only one person starts this out, but ten people, then it goes from 10 to 40 to 130 to 400 to 1,210, and then 2,640!

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## Step 1: The Plan

First you have to find out who to tell and what you can do to help save the world. You can reuse plastic bags (a great instructable on how is here: https://www.instructables.com/id/HomemadePlastic/), or you can pick up litter and save money on electricity and water bills which helps the planet by not using as many resources. Also, you can open your windows instead of air conditioning in the summer. To start, go out into the world and find three willing volunteers, it's better to start with three willing people because then there will be a higher chance of them getting three other people each and then recruiting three more people each. They will also most likely help more. Go and collect litter and throw it away and if it's plastic bottles you can recycle them and save money of electric and water bills by taking shorter showers and turn off lights when you leave the room and they will see the joy in it. They will then keep on doing it and show more people. All this time, you are doing this also and those other people. Then, when they have told their three people, later, they will want to tell more people so the number of people they tell and show is more than just three.

## Step 2: The Math

The way this works is it expands exponentially. Even if some people don't get more people to help, the ones who do and want to get even more to help, help cover some of that loss, maybe not all of it, but quite a bit of it. If you tell three people and they tell three people but out of those three people, only one tells three people and one other tells only two and the other person does nothing, that is still 18 people so far. And don't forget, you too can tell more than three people, the more you tell the more chance that your people will tell even more people. I would suggest telling them to tell at least three people so then they will think to tell more. What I have been doing is at school, I have been doing this and this is a great way if you are a kid. A kid can do this too. The kids you tell will tell their parents and their parents will tell their friends and it can start that way. No matter what your age, you can start now and the more people who reads this and does it, the better, so if you don't have time to tell people the Going Green plan, tell them to look here for instructions.

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## 11 Discussions

does this idea appeal to younger audiences? especially teens? because if you really want to change the world there has do be something that makes younger people want to do it too!!

So it's a pyramid scheme?
Some things to note:
Opening your windows instead of "air coo", isn't going to make you any cooler if you live in the south and it's 80o+ ambient (that's why people have air-con)
You don't say what to do with the litter you've picked.
You don't say how to save money of electric and water bills.

This would be better constructed as "how to run a green pyramid scheme", but you've not said much about how to make this work exponentially. Actual techniques that work to get these people passing things on are needed, talking about it achieves little (remember that 'green' isn't a new idea).

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No need to apoligise - if you've got a good idea it needs to be presented well. This is a good idea, but it needs to work. If for example you saturated a school with it and had at least 3 people say they were going to take it to other communities, you'd be able to describe how it works in real terms.

Hook some people on simple ideas, like saving energy / water that are really easy to do and they'll spread easily. When you're putting this into practice update the Instructable to tell us how it's going?

L

Pop in another step explaining what you did to get "a lot of people taking action", who they are and what it is that they're doing. Maybe get some photographs of the action uploaded on here? This will show how the thing can be made to work. L

I don't know how to upload pictures because my camera is messed up but I got people at school to do a little cleanup of litter and service projects!

Add-in the cleanup of litter and service projects - if you've got this to work it is worth sharing you experience of how you did it. Talking about these things is easy, but since you're actually doing something tell us about it. If you've got things you'd like to upload images of get someone to help you with a camera - if they're enthusiastic about the project they'll probably be glad to? Getting people to do things is an achievement - so good job! L