Earth Day

By: Gavin Mook

Earth Day History

The first thought about a day that was all about saving the Earth was in November, 1962. The United States senator Gaylord Nelson decided to fly to Washington D.C. to discuss it with Attorney General Robert Kennedy. The President thought it was a great idea and thought it would turn out to be a great success also. Finally, Earth Day was established on April 22nd, 1970 by the senator.
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Interesting Facts About The Environment

1. The average North American uses 700 lbs. of paper a year. This equals approximately 465 trees per person, just for paper!


2. A glass bottle will take 40,000 years to decompose if it’s not recycled.


3.The United States throws away enough iron and steel to supply all auto-makers continuously.


4. It only takes 25 recycled plastic bottles to make a brand new fleece jacket.


5. Only 1% of plastic shopping bags are recycled.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

I am trying to make the world a better, cleaner and more greener place by reducing, reusing, and recycling. I can reduce by taking shorter showers. I can reuse by using reusable water bottles instead of plastic water bottles. I can recycle by making sure that I do not put any recyclable in a trash can.
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These sites have aided me find useful info on Earth Day

The second website I used was http://gogreencyclopedia.blogspot.com/2013/09/50-facts-about-your-environment-for-kids.html