Happy Earth Day!
- It was first organized in 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelso to promote ecology and respect for life on the planet
- There are 2 Earth Days. Today's and March 20, the first day of Spring.
- If everyone in the U.S. recycled their newspapers, the lives of 40,000 trees would be spared
- One tree can detoxify the air of up to 60 pounds of pollutants
- One of the names considered for Earth Day was the National Environmental Teach-In
- The world's first national park was Yellowstone, established in 1872
- Americans use about 600 pounds of paper per year per person, making it the most discarded item.
- On average, 10 gallons of water per day is lost to leaks. Repair leaky faucets and other areas in your home!#EarthDay