Earth Day

Save the Earth

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How I Can Help Save the Earth

  • I can use clotheslines instead of using the dryer
  • Have a compost bin and turn old fruit skins into soil for the Earth
  • I can go around my neighborhood and pick up trash
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Interesting Facts About the Enviroment

  • About 8 million metric tons of plastic gets dumped into the ocean each year
  • Almost half of the food in the U.S. goes to waste - about 3,000 lbs per second
  • It takes about 1 million years for glass to break down in a landfill
  • The energy from recycling 1 glass bottle could power a 100-watt light bulb for four hours
  • Every square mile of the oceans contains more than 46,000 pieces of floating plastic
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History of Earth Day

Gaylord Nelson was being bothered by all of the trash. He headed out to Washington D.C. to try to convince John F. Kennedy to help save the Earth. John F. Kennedy agreed to help. Gaylord Nelson continued to speak across 25 states about the importance of the environment. That is the history of Earth Day.
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