Earth Day 2015

Save The Earth

Ways I Can Help

Reduce:

  • Take shorter showers
Reuse:

  • Use the back of every sheet of paper
Recycle:

  • Pick up paper from the ground and recycle it

History

The first Earth Day was in 1970. A man by the name of Gaylord Nelson. He was in the Senate and was trying to pursuade Congress to make an environmental agenda. He pursuaded the Congress and established Earth Day to be on April 22. Now more than 20 million people celebrate Earth Day every year.

Interesting Facts

Some schools and communities celebrate Earth Day for a whole week to expand the time frame that people focus on the earth and how they can preserve it.


It takes 90% less energy to recycle aluminum cans than to make new ones


14 billion pounds of trash is dumped into the ocean every year