EARTH DAY 2015
What can you do to save the Earth?
The History of Earth Day
out West in the summer of 1969. He worked very hard to do something about
this problem but people didn't respond until he held a demonstration about it in 1970.
Over 20 million people attended to this event. It was also created a
national holiday during this year on March 21st.
WAYS YOU CAN HELP THE EARTH
Here is a link with many ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT EARTH DAY
- Americans use about 69 million tons of paper and paperboard each year.
- By recycling 1 ton of paper, we save enough energy to heat a home for six months.
- It takes approximately 1 million years for a glass bottle to break down in a landfill.
- In 2012, the U.S. produced 32 million tons of plastic. Only 9% was recovered for recycling.
- The recycling rate has increased from less than 10% in 1980 to more than 34% in 2011.