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April 6, 2014

11 Facts About Earth Day

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HUG FOR THE LIGONIER VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GROUP

WHICH MANNED THE RECYCLING CENTER A DAY IN MARCH

11 FACTS ABOUT EARTH DAY

APRIL 22, 2014

Ligonier Recycling Center, Ligonier PA.

Ligonier Recycling Center, Ligonier PA.

IMG_3361EThe first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970 and 20 million Americans participated. Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson wanted to move environmental issues to the forefront of policy. Wanting to emulate the huge protests that occurred over the Vietnam War, he recruited eco-activist Dennis Hayes to help him organize Earth Day, calling it a nationwide “teach-in”.**

IMG_3353EQUESTIONS

  1. What percentage of the Earth’s surface is covered with water?
  2. What was the top fashion of 1970, the year of the first Earth Day?
  3. How long does it take to manufacture, fill, sell, recycle, and then remanufacture an aluminum beverage can?
  4. Measuring at the Equator, what is the circumference of the Earth? The diameter?
  5. What percentage of the Earth’s water is salt water?
  6. What percent of the Earth’s life species does the water support?
  7. The average depth of the ocean floor is 12,080.7 feet (3,682.2 m). At what depth is the “deep sea” said to begin?
  8. The top three elements the Earth is made of are Oxygen (47%), Silicon (28%) and ____________?
  9. Many Earth scientists, astronomers and astronauts call Earth the Blue Planet. Why?
  10. Anything made from organic materials needs 6 months to break down; paper and cotton also require 6 months. How long does it take to break down plastic items?

BONUS QUESTION

From the highest mountain peak to the deepest ocean trench, the surface of the Earth spans a vertical distance totaling ____________ (miles, kilometers) of vertical distance. The highest point, atop Mount Everest, is _______________ (feet, kilometers) above sea level. The deepest point, the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific Ocean, is ____________ (feet, kilometers) below sea level.

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April 22, 2010

EARTH DAY 2010: Being Stewards of the Earth

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EARTH DAY 2010

Being Stewards of the Earth

Monte Holland

     Today is Earth Day’s fortieth year.

     The first earth day was celebrated on April 20, 1970, when we lived in the Borough of Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. That year, Slippery Rock residents with foresight decided that the time had come to start a community recycling program. Within the year I was participating.

      Before we rehabbed an old barn in the Slippery Rock Community Park, recyclers in the area dropped off bags of recyclables at an outbuilding on the property. 

     We gathered used barrels, in which to sort glass, cans, and aluminum, from Armco Steel Corporation (today, AK Steel). Much time was devoted to the sorting, which included breaking glass and crushing cans to conserve space in the barrels. With the help of the Grove City unit of the Pennsylvania National Guard, and the U-Haul International, Inc., we transported glass to Clarion and metal to Neville Island, which produced enough money to meet our expenses.

     The center also recycled newspapers, many of which were used by farmers for animal bedding.

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