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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day? Never heard of it…

Earth Day is an environmental movement that was first celebrated April 22, 1970, when 20 million people gathered in the streets to protest the industrial revolution (were you there?). Earth Day was recognized worldwide by 1990. In honor of the day, here are some interesting facts about our great planet.

What the what?!

  • Interested in the moon? Each year, Americans throw out enough soda cans and bottles to get to the moon and back…twenty times (facts.randomhistory.com).
  • You could also circle the Earth four times with the amount of plastic bottles that are thrown away in the US each year, according to Facts.Randomhistory.com.
  • Take a shower instead of a bath and you’ll save 25-50 gallons of water.
  • In order to power a home for 5 months, you can recycle 1 ton of paper…which will also save 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 2 barrels of oil, and 4000-kilowatt hours of electricity (http://www.benefits-of-recycling.com/interestingrecyclingfacts/)
  • According to DoSomething.org, to reduce CO2 emissions and save fuel, more than 100,000 people biked in China on Earth Day in 2012.
  • Afghanistan joined in 2011 when the Earth Day Network planted 28 million trees (DoSomething.org).
  • In Panama, 100 endangered species of orchids were planted and maintained to prevent their extinction in honor of Earth Day (DoSomething.org).

What’s your community doing to help and where does it rank? Find out!

Top Ten Most Polluted Places in the World

Top Ten Most Polluted Cities

Cleanest US Cities

How should you celebrate?

Start small…

Or go big…

  • Plant a tree
  • Find an event in your area.

Happy Earth Day! Let us know how you’re celebrating!

About Author: Mackenzie

Mackenzie wants to live in a world where cheesecake is abundant, roller blades are still cool and Ellen DeGenerous is her best friend. As the Marketing Manager for CAH, she’s brings a wealth of experience stemming from years at an ad agency and degrees in both advertising and public relations. Born & raised in Colorado, Mackenzie has spent time living in California, Arizona, New York & Barcelona and has traveled to over 20 other countries. When she’s not managing an amazing team, and brainstorming ways to make our residents lives easier, you can find her at a country music festival, traveling, or baking and crafting (#glitterobsessed). Favorite Quote: "Make it simple, but significant." - Don Draper

One comment on “Happy Earth Day!”

  1. Angeli

    I was once was a sub in a class that had a kindness board where the stnutdes gave each other compliments on post it notes. There is a lot that can be done with this fun theme.

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