Earth Day!

How I Will Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!

When ever I use something electronic, I will turn it off when i'm done. I will always recycle paper and scraps so others can reuse them. Lastly I will reuse bottles and glasses. Doing all of these I will make the world a better place!
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History Of Earth Day

Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970. Earth Day is the result of Sen. Gaylord Nelson trying to protect the environment and increase awareness of environmental issues because in the 1960s there was no legislation for environmental issues. When he became a senate in 1962, he struggled to persuade the Congress to make an environmental agenda. He managed to appeal to the public and he announced April 22 to be known as "National Day For The Environment". When this news was spread millions of Americans were participating in this celebration.

Interesting Facts

1. Earth Day Was First Celebrated in 1970

2. Sen. Gaylord Nelson Created Earth Day

3. He was born on June 4, 1916 and died on July 5, 2005

4. The average American produces more than four pounds of garbage per day. Over the course of a year, that is more than 1,600 pounds of garbage per person.

5. Americans use about 69 million tons of paper each year

6. The average American uses about 100 gallons of water per day

7. The energy saved by recycling 1 glass bottle could power a computer for 25 minutes