- 1 Earth Day April 22nd
- 2 When Is Earth Day Origins
- 3 Earth Day Flags
- 4 How Earth Day Heightens Awareness
- 5 Nutrition
- 6 Re-cycling
- 7 Will and Guy's Top Ten Facts to Ponder This Earth Day
- 8 Do You Know?
- 9 The Worldwatch Institute
- 10 An 'Eco Joke' - A Brand New Genre of Joke
- 11 Humour for Earth Day
- 12 An Environmentalist Dies
- 13 Bird Brain?
- 14 Weather for Earth Day
- 15 When is Earth Day? 36 Days After Valentine's Day
- 16 See more about our planet earth:
Earth Day April 22nd
- Earth Day Origins
- Earth Day Flags
- How Earth Day Heightens Awareness
- Top Ten Facts to Ponder This Earth Day
- New Humour - 'Eco Joke'
- Humour for Earth Day
- Above we have the famous life magazine image of our planet from space.
- Here to the right we have the Greek letter theta, suitably drawn in green because theta is a symbol of peace.
- We even have an Earth Day flag.
NutritionApril is an ideal time to re-assess one's diet; the longer days and warmer weather encourage thoughts of salads. Just as there are so many different but healthy diets, so there are a whole range of ways that people can absorb, celebrate, and embrace Earth Day.
Re-cyclingIn England schemes to re-cycle waste are gaining strength, we now have a bin for paper and glass, a bin for general rubbish and third bin for food waste.
- We each use approx 12,000 gallons of water every year
- The energy we save when we recycle one glass bottle is enough to light a traditional light bulb for about four hours
- Every ton of paper that is recycled saves 17 trees.
- Each gallon of fuel releases 20lbs of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
- Many families throw away about 88lbs of plastic every year.
- The rubbish dumped in a landfill site stays for a for about 30 years.
- Each person throws away approximately four pounds of rubbish every day.
- One bus carries as many people as 40 cars.
- More than one third of all energy is used by people at home.
- Approximately 5 million tons of oil produced in the world each year ends up in the ocean.
Do You Know?The Water We Use Every Day [all amounts are approximate]: a. 3 - 7 gallons for the lavatory b. 25 - 30 gallons for the bath c. 50 - 70 gallons for a ten minute shower d. One washing machine load uses 25 - 40 gallons e. One dishwasher load uses 9 - 12 gallons The Amount Of Time Needed For Things To Decompose: a. plastics can take 500 years b. aluminium cans may take 500 years c. organic materials usually take 6 months d. cotton, rags, paper all take 6 months Do you know when is Earth Day? 22nd April every year.
The Worldwatch InstituteThis organisation is based in Washington DC, USA, and it has issued an "Earth Day Report" which details some of its concerns which we share with you:
- One in four vertebrate species [birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish] is on the verge of extinction or is now extinct.
- The Earth's population has almost doubled since 1970, and in the same period the share of cropland per person has almost halved.
- One person in six alive today is chronically hungry.
- Between 1751 and 1970, 110 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide were released into the atmosphere; between 1970 and today 160 billion tonnes have been released.