Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

Lets all do our part. My family tries and contribute in a positive way to our earth everyday of the year by recycling, using energy efficient appliances and reusing anything that can be BUT we can do better and today I will try and find ways to do just that.

Here is a little back ground and fun tips to help us all make a difference for our children's future!

The History of Earth Day.....

Earth Day, celebrated April 22, is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in in 1970 and is celebrated in many countries every year. This date is Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.

I found these at, great little facts for earth day!

Here are some interesting facts that might make your world spin!

Did you know?

-Each person throws away approximately four pounds of garbage every day.
-One bus carries as many people as 40 cars!
-Most families throw away about 88 pounds of plastic every year
-We each use about 12,000 gallons of water every year
-Approximately 5 million tons of oil produced in the world each ear ends up in the ocean.
-The energy we save when we recycle one glass bottle is enough to light a traditional light bulb for four hours
-For every 2000 pounds of paper (1 ton) recycled, we save 7,000 gallons of water free from chemicals.
-Every ton of paper that is recycled saves 17 trees

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