By: Alex Frick
Ways to recycle, reduce and reuse.
One way I can recycle is by collecting bottles and newspapers in a bin for pickup. Another way is that I can throw the trash in the trash can instead of throwing it on the ground. A couple ways I can reduce is by turning off the water when I brush my teeth and turning off the lights after I leave a room. Two ways I can reuse is by using both sides of the paper and bring plastic containers to lunch instead of using plastic bags.
History of Earth Day!
Senator Gaylord Nelson founded the holiday, Earth Day. Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970. Every year we celebrate Earth Day on April 22. Twenty million people participated in the first Earth Day. This is the history about how Earth Day began.
Throw trash in trash cans instead of littering.
Turn off the lights after you leave a room.
Use plastic containers for lunch instead of plastic bags.
Here are a few interesting facts about Earth Day. Did you know that every year in the U.S. nearly two hundred billion beverage containers are sold, two-thirds of which are landfilled, incinerated or littered? The U.S. buried or burned more than 166 million tons of resources in landfills and incinerators last year. It takes between 400 to 500 years for a Styrofoam cup to decompose and an orange peel takes six months to decompose. Recycling actually saves three to five times the energy that waste incinerator power plants generate. If we recycle one aluminum can, it can save enough electricity to run a TV for three hours. There are many more interesting facts to learn about Earth Day.
Ways 2 Go Green Right Now