Save The Earth
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
The very first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. This day was created by Gaylord Nelson. He wanted to raise awareness for the environment. President Bill Clinton awarded Nelson with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, this is the highest honor given to civilians in the U.S.Earth Day is a global celebration.
- Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to listen to a full album on your iPod. Recycling 100 cans could light your bedroom for two whole week
- Americans recycle only 5% of all the plastics produced in this country.
- It takes between 400 and 500 years for a Styrofoam cup to decompose.
- Recycling one glass bottle or jar saves enough electricity to light a 100-watt bulb for 4 hours
- Only 14% of clothing is recycled.