For 40 years people around the world have been celebrating Earth Day on April 22nd. It’s a special day that reminds us to appreciate nature and learn how to protect the environment on our earth.
A few Earth Day vocabulary words that are good to know….
Environment – natural surroundings of an organism, which includes everything living and nonliving that effects the organism.
Go Green – living your life by using the 3 Rs – Recyle, Reuse, Reduce
Recycle – to use again
Conservation – preserving or protecting natural resources such as water and air
Endangered – in immediate danger of becoming extinct – animals and plants
A couple of facts…
Plastics take 500 years to breakdown
Aluminum cans take 500 years to breakdown
Organic material takes 6 months to breakdown (compost)
Cotton, rags and paper take 6 months to breakdown