Earth Day: Join the fight, do what’s right.

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Earth Day is a worldwide annual event which is celebrated on April 22 to show support and awareness for the importance of environmental protection.

Why it is important to raise awareness:

  • Rainforests used to cover 14% of the land surface which right now is at 6%. Some experts estimate that the remaining 6% could be consumed in less than 40 years
  •  Experts are estimating that we are losing 137 plant, animal, and insect species every day.
  • Annually, U.S factories release over 3 million tons of toxic chemicals into the land, air, and water.
  • Average temperatures have climbed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880
  • The last 2 decades of the 20th century were the hottest in 400 years
  • Average temperatures in Alaska, western Canada, and Eastern Russia have risen at twice the global average
  • Artic ice is rapidly disappearing and experts estimate it may have its first “ice free summer” by 2040.
  • Montana’s Glacier National Park now only have 27 of its 150 glaciers which were counted in 1910

What you can do:

  • Use cleaner transport such as walking, biking, or public transit
  • Do not like your car idle
  • Keep your thermostat relatively low in the winter and ease up on the air conditioner in the summer
  • Unplug electronics when not in use
  • Air dry your clothes if possible
  • Choose green electricity or energy efficient appliances
  • Eat local organic food
  • Take shorter showers
  • Compost
  • Run the washing machine and dishwasher only when it is full
  • Recycle all paper, glass, aluminium, and plastic
  • Don’t litter

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” —Theodore Roosevelt



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