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Wednesday, April 22nd, 12am

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Help the Enviornment, read below!

What I Can Do For Earth Day

1. I am going to try to recycle a lot more.

I am going to encourage myself and my family to recycle more bottles, cans, and paper.


2. I am going to try to reduce the amount of water and electricity I use.

I will turn off the lights when I'm not using them and try to take shorter showers to save water.


3. I am going to use reusable water bottles more than disposable ones.

I will use reusable water bottles to decrease the amount of trash I throw away.


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Interesting Earth Day Facts

Here are some facts about Earth Day that you may find interesting:




  • More than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day.
  • The average American produces more than 4 pounds of garbage a day.
  • It takes approximately 450 years for a plastic bottle to completely decompose.
  • By recycling 1 ton of paper, we can heat a home for 6 moths.
  • It takes approximately 1 million years for a glass bottle to decompose in a landfill.
  • Every square mile of all of the oceans contains approximately 46,000 pieces of floating plastic.
  • Almost half of the food in America goes to waste, about 3,000 pounds a second.

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History of Earth Day

Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970, thanks too Senator Gaylord Nelson, passionate of protecting the environment and increasing awareness of environmental issues. He realized very few people were concerned about problems in our environment like deforestation and pollution. Since he was elected, he struggled to have Congress to make some time to help the environment. By the obstacles he faced, he appealed to the public and designated April 22 as a "national day for the environment." He hoped to impress other people that humans have a huge impact on the environment. He wanted them to know they can save the earth. More than 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day!
More Earth Day Information

If you have more questions about Earth Day, visit this helpful website.