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The Earth is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Apr 21, 2008 11:01 AM | 0 comments

I’m sure that we’ve all seen the slogan Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, as it's all over fliers and street signs -- and blue recycling bins are everywhere. Every day we are constantly being told that it’s up to us save our Earth. But how many of us know what Earth Day really is? Is it a day dedicated to planting trees, recycling, or reading a book instead of using your computer? If you guessed all of the above, you’re on the right track.


Celebrated annually on April 22, Earth Day is a day to increase awareness and appreciation for our environment. It is the brainchild of former Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson and it was first celebrated on April 22, 1970. Nelson conceptualized this day as a way to educate people about the widespread destruction of our environment.


So what can we do to make our environment a cleaner, greener place?


  • Get a library card- save trees by borrowing books instead of buying them.
  • Walk or take public transportation to your local library instead of driving your car- there’s one right in your own neighborhood.
  • Shut off your television, open up a book- reduce energy consumption and enrich the mind.

Are you doing your part in saving the Earth?


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