WHAT IS EARTH DAY, ANYHOW?

April 20th, 2010

 

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

 

 

GUTSY STUFF to do on Earth Day: 

 

Stash the trash, hug a tree, or feed the birds.

 

Take a hike, ride your bike, or plant a flower.

 

Find a sea star, scoop the poop, save a wolf.

 

Start a compost, kiss the earth, visit the zoo.

 

Find an owl, or walk to school.

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