Save the Earth ~~ by Anna Emma
Reducing, Reusing, Recycling
For Earth Day, I am going to try extra hard to recycle bottles and paper. I will use all reusable containers and bags. Lastly, I'll reduce screen time and showers which saves energy and water. You can try these tips to save the Earth too!
History Of Earth Day
In 1970, the first Earth Day was celebrated thanks to Gaylord Nelson. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1962 to persuade congress to work on helping the earth. Nelson decided to try to appeal to the public because social activity was at a peak. He devoted April 22nd as a " national day for the environment." The day was a huge success, 20 million Americans participated. Now people all over the world celebrate Earth Day.
- Americans only recycle 5% of plastics produced in the country.
- Almost 22% of glass in made in America today is recycled
- If you recycle 1 aluminum can it will save enough energy to power a TV for 3 hours
- Recycling glass saves 40% more energy than making new materials