Earth Day

By Noelle Herron

Reduce Reuse Recycle

Reduce- I can reduce by turning off the lights when I leave a room

Reuse- I can reuse by using both sides of the paper and use refillable water bottles

Recycle- I can recycle by not throwing away stuff that can be recycled

How It Got Started

Earth Day got started when Gaylord Nelson decided something should be done about the environment. He spoke to the president about the problem, and after started to talk to people across America. In 1971 Earth day was proclaimed a holiday.

Interesting Facts

-Each person throws away approximately 4 pounds of garbage per day

- Every ton of paper that is recycled saves 17 trees, 2 barrels of oil, 4,100 kilowatts of energy, 3.2 cubic yards of landfill space, and 60 pounds of air pollution

- in 1987 California began a beverage container recycling program, Today they have recycled over 120 billion bottles and cans.

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Going Green Song Video (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)