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Earth Day History
In 1962 Gaylord Nelson thought about what the Earth would be like without trees or water. He knew the conditions of the Earth were not as good as they used to be. Something needed to be done. Gaylord thought of the trees being cut down and wanted it to be stopped. He decided to try and talk to President Kennedy about stopping the harmful things being done to the Earth. He first talked to other people to eventually reach Kennedy. Kennedy organized 11 day of no harmful things with 25 other states. This was not enough for Nelson the idea came to him of an Earth day. He had a conference with Seattle to have an Earth day each year in the U.S. Now today millions celebrate earth day by making the world a better place.
Crazy Facts About The Environment
- If you recycle one aluminum can it can power a T.V for up to 3 hours.
- If you walk a mile on a U.S highway you will see an average of 1,457 pieces of liter!
- Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures every year.
- Every day, American businesses generate enough paper to circle the earth 20 times!
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