Earth Day, 2012

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The 500 million automobiles on earth burn an average of 2 gallons of fuel a day.
  • Each gallon of fuel releases 20 pounds of carbon dioxide into the air.
  • Approximately 5 million tons of oil produced in the world each year 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.
  • Recycled paper requires 64% less energy than making paper from virgin wood pulp, and can save many trees
  • Every ton of paper that is recycled saves 17 trees
     
  • The amount of wood and paper we throw away is enough to heat 50 million homes for 20 years.
  • 14 billion pounds of trash is dumped into the ocean every year
  • It takes 90% less energy to recycle aluminum cans than to make new ones
  • 5 billion aluminum cans are used each year

SO WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?

  • Recycle
  • Participate in Earth Day activities
  • Carpool
  • Only buy what you need
  • Reusing

Here are a few fun activities that you can do on this Earth Day, 2012 to help make your lives greener:

Make a pillow out of an old t’shirt you accidentally shrunk in the wash                                                                         

Make a bracelet out of pull-tabs off of soda cans


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or you can even make a jewelry box out of all those small cardboard boxes you have lying around the house

I hope you all have a wonderful Earth Day and do something great for the world

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

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