Save The Earth

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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Earth Day

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.

Fun Facts

    1. 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
  1. Americans recycle only 5% of all the plastics produced in this country.
  2. It takes between 400 and 500 years for a Styrofoam cup to decompose.
  3. Recycling one glass bottle or jar saves enough electricity to light a 100-watt bulb for 4 hours
  4. Only 14% of clothing is recycled.
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1 Way to Recycle

If every house in the United State replaced one regular light bulb with one of the new compact fluorescent bulbs, the pollution reduction would be equivalent to removing one million cars from the road.

Another way to recycle

Invest in a reusable Coffee cup, which not only cuts down on waste, but keeps your beverage hot for a much longer time. Most coffee shops will happily fill your own cup, and many even offer you a discount in exchange!

Another way to Recycle

  1. Bring reusable bags and containers when shopping, traveling, or packing lunches or leftovers.