Save the Earth
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
Instead of using a clothes dryer which uses electricity I can air dry my clothes.
I can make a compost bin which takes old fruits and vegetables and turns it into soil for the Earth.
Pick Up Trash
I can go around my neighborhood and pick up trash that is laying around.
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
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.