Earth Day (Go Green)

By Elisa Scutti

Ways to Save and Recycle Earth

Earth Day is a very important day because everyone around the world is helping to keep our Earth clean. We can Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle by throwing out trash or even turning off the lights when your not in that room.You can also groom your and your neighbors lawns by cutting trimming and shaping it. You can Reuse by throwing your water plastic, paper and alumina. Everyone can help to cut down on the amount of waste we throw away. They conserve natural resources, landfill space and energy. Plus, the three R's save land and money communities must use to dispose of waste in landfills. You can recycle...

1.paper

2.glass

3.alumina

4.building materials

5.furniture

6.paint

7.oil

By recycling all this you can not have any oil spills in the ocean or any pollution.

Earth Days History

Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970, a result of the efforts of Senator Gaylord Nelson.Nelson struggled since he was elected to the Senate in 1962 to persuade Congress to establish an environmental agenda. Frustrated by the obstacles and the restraint he faced, he appealed to the mood of the public and designated April 22 as a "national day for the environment." He hoped to impress the human beings by doing this and making these amazing changes in History. Nelson certainly achieved his goal. More than 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day celebration, prompting voter-hungry politicians to take notice. As that focus has become increasingly global, more people than ever are celebrating Earth Day around the world.

Interesting Facts About Earth Day

Did you know :

1. Earth Day originated in the US but became recognized worldwide by 1990.

2. More than 100 billion pieces of junk mail are delivered in the United States each year.

3.On Earth Day 2012, more than 100,000 people rode bikes in China to reduce and save fuel.

4. Half the world’s tropical and temperate forests are now gone.

5. More than 76% of cardboard boxes and 72% of newspaper were recycled in 2006 but less than 50% of printing and writing paper was recycled.

Earth Day Facts

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