Save the Earth
Reuse, Reduce, and Recycle
How I can recycle, reduce, and reuse.
I will recycle by recycle paper instead of throwing it away. I will reduce by turning off the lights when I leave a room. I will reuse by using both sides of paper before recycling or throwing it away. There are many ways that we can save the Earth. If we do all of the little things we can do to protect the Earth the Earth will become a great clean place!
History of Earth Day
Some history behind Earth Day is that it was founded by Gaylord Nelson. He was the one that wanted to do something for our environment to protect it. He convinced President John F. Kennedy to take a stand on environmental issues. The idea did not work at first but Gaylord didn't give up. Finally on March 21 1971 Earth Day became an official holiday. Gaylord Nelson has inspired many Americans to keep our wonderful Earth clean.
Interesting Facts About the Environment
Some facts about our environment is that the average human produces about four lbs. of garbage each day. One fact about plastic is that the US produced 32 million tons of plastic and only 9% was recycled. We really should recycle glass because it takes 1 million years for glass to dissolve in a landfill. Americans use about 69 million tons of paper each year. One ton is equal to 2000 lbs. That means we use 138,000 pounds of paper each year! Did you know that the average American used about 100,000 gallons of water per year! These are some of the facts about how we use our resources.