Earth Day 2015!

By: Jimmy Johnston

Earth Day

Earth day is a day dedicated to help cleaning the Earth. One way you can help clean the Earth is pick up trash on the ground. Another way to help is recycling. You can recycling paper, plastic, and alumina. Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970, a result of the efforts of Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D-Wis.), a passionate advocate of protecting the environment and increasing awareness of environmental issue. While social activism was at peak levels in the late 1960s and early '70s, legislation on environmental issues was nearly nonexistent. Nelson struggled since he was elected to the Senate in 1962 to persuade Congress to establish an environmental agenda. A law passed in 2007 mandates use of the compact fluorescent lamp (CFL), and clotheslines are becoming as popular in backyards as swing sets.These measures not only save energy and the Earth, they also save money. This Year Earth Day on Wednesday April 22.

In the past several years as countries all over the world have been mired in recession and affected by turmoil in the Middle East, Earth Day has taken on increased significance.

Ways to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

One way to reuse paper is use both sides of the paper is you mess up. A way to recycle is by put paper or plastic water bottles in the recycling bin. I can reduce by turning off the water when brushing my teeth. Also I can reduce by taking shorter showers. Thats how 9i can reduce, reuse, and recycle.
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