Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970.

More than 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day celebration.

If every newspaper was recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year!

Leaving the water running just 3 minutes can use up to 1 quart of drinking water.

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It is important to conserve the resources we have.

One way to conserve is to use cloth shopping bags instead of paper or plastic ones.

We can reduce, reuse, and recycle to help protect the Earth.

We can help conserve by storing our leftovers in reusable containers instead of bags or plastic wrap.

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Most families throw away about 88 pounds of plastic every year.

By carpooling, or taking public transportation, fewer harmful gases are released in the air.

We each use about 12,000 gallons of water a year.

The energy we save when we recycle one glass bottle is enough to light a traditional light bulb for 4 hours!
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Every ton of paper that is recycled saves 17 trees.

For every 2,000 pounds of paper recycled, we save 7,000 gallons of water from chemical pollution.

14 billion pounds of trash is dumped into the ocean every year.

5 billion aluminum cans are used each year.

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One gallon of motor oil can contaminate up to 2 million gallons of water.

Approximately only 10 percent of every landfill can be cleaned up.

It takes plastic and aluminum 500 years to break down.

Organic materials can break down in just 6 months.

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