It's Earth Day!

Time to help save our Earth!

Earth Day History

Earth Day is the time to help save our Earth! Ever since 1970 we have been celebrating Earth Day, thanks to Gaylord Nelson! Nelson was the one who created Earth Day! Nelson noticed that the condition of our earth was not something many people thought about. He knew the earth needed help. So, Gaylord Nelson went to the White House to discuss the issue with President John F. Kennedy. Kennedy agreed that something needed to be done. That's how Earth Day was created. Ever since, Earth Day has been a holiday to help save our earth.
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Here are some ways to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle:


Reduce

- you can reduce the amount of water used by turning off the water when you aren't using it

- you can turn off the lights when you go out

- you can go biking instead of driving in a car, so you can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere


Reuse

- you can reuse household items

- you can donate clothes to others who need them

- you can make old newspapers and magazines into art


Recycle

- you can recycle paper in your recycling bin

- you can recycle metal, plastic and cardboard too

* By recycling 1 ton of paper you can heat a home for 6 months!*

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Interesting Facts about Earth Day

1. A plastic bottle takes about 450 years to break down in a landfill and a glass bottle 1 million years to break down in a landfill.


2. By recycling 1 plastic bottle, you can save enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes!


3. One ton of paper is equivalent to 15 to 17 trees.


4. About every square mile of ocean is filled with 46,000 pieces of trash!


5. About 97% of the World's water is salty, 2 % is frozen in glaciers and ice caps, and only 1% of water is fresh and drinkable.


Although, these are the facts right now it doesn't mean we can't change them in the future! So go on, help save our Earth!

Earth Day 2015

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