Keeping our Teens Drug and Alcohol Free

Eco-Friendly Tips for Teens by Teens

You protect the planet. You are drug-free. You got this! awareness poster at Deerfield and Highland Park High Schools.Deerfield and Highland Park High School students show strength and resiliency during challenging times. They care about the environment. To reduce waste, they recycle, refill their water bottles and donate used goods. They discourage vaping to reduce the plastic, toxic waste of the cartridges, pods and batteries. Below are more eco-friendly tips from DHS and HPHS students. They protect the planet. They are drug-free. They got this.

Eco-Friendly Tips
Suggested by DHS & HPHS students Olivia Alvarez, Yaneli Betancourt, Alexis Calderon, Eliza Kalina, Jessica Lew, Norah Liang and Nicole Mlynski.

Reduce waste

  • Use recyclable materials instead of plastics
  • Try to use paper or reusable bags instead of plastic
  • Refrain from using disposable plastic items
  • Skip the straw
  • Get ice creams cones instead of a cup and spoon
  • Use less plastic

Reduce footprint

  • Conserve water and electricity when not in immediate use
  • Walk more places
  • Walk or bike on nice days instead of driving a car
  • Use public transportation
  • Turn off lights
  • Turn off water when brushing teeth, washing hands, shaving
  • Take shorter showers
  • Reduce carbon use
  • Take care of plants
  • Remember to turn off the electricity when you are not using it
  • Unplug electronics when you aren’t using them


  • Fix things that are fixable
  • Donate old clothes
  • Buy secondhand clothes
  • Use reusable straws
  • Use reusable water bottle


  • Recycle what can be recycled
  • Suggest to others that they recycle and put in their part

Clean up

  • Volunteer for local community clean ups
  • Volunteer at the community garden
  • Pick up litter
  • Respect ecosystems