Earth Day 2015

By: Michaela McCook

I can Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!

I can reduce the amount of trash I throw out by buying things with less wrapping. The more packaging items have the more trash is produced.

Another way I can recycle by borrowing things from friends and family. Also, I can use old new clothes to make new ones.

I can reuse by bringing containers to school for lunch instead of plastic bags. I can use both sides of paper when writing.

I can recycle by separating my trash, paper, and plastic.

History Of Earth Day!

Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970. It started as the result of Sen. Gaylord Nelson trying to promote helping the environment. Nelson established April 22nd as a "national day of environment." Nelson had a great success. Over twenty million people took part in the First Earth Day.

Interesting Facts!

  • More than 30 million trees are cut down to make a year's supply of newspapers
  • Americans only recycle 5% of plastic produced in this country
  • Recycling a pound of steel saves enough energy to light a 60-watt light bulb for 26 hours
  • It takes about 400 to 500 years to decompose a styrofoam cup
  • It takes about six months to decompose an orange peel
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