Saving the Earth

By; Megan Emmerling

Earth Day History

Earth Day was first celebrated in 1969. The creator of Earth Day was an advocate of protecting the environment. The idea of Earth Day happened when there was a massive oil spill in Santa Barbra California. More than 20 million people participated in the very first Earth Day. April 22 is a "national day for the environment."

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

How are we going to save the Earth?!?

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!

Here is how we will Reduce, Reuse. and Recycle:

1) I will turn off you water when you are brushing your teeth.

2) Instead of throwing away old junk,I will make them into something new!

3) Recycle all papers.

4) I will turn off the lights when I leave a room.

Fun Facts

1) More than 1 billion people were celebrating Earth Day by 2010, which was Earth Day's 40th anniversary.

2) In Panama, in honor of Earth Day, they planted 100 species of endangered orchids to prevent their extinction.

3) On Earth Day 2011, the people of Afghanistan planted 28 million trees.

4) In 2009, the United Nations renamed Earth Day to International Mother Earth Day.

5) With the first Earth Day celebration In 1969 the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) declared a definition of national park.