We can still choose
how we use our environment. When we use resources wisely, we honour the
the next generation has placed in us. Environmental threats like global
and the water crisis take their greatest toll on children.
threats will continue to take their toll, for the mistakes of today
continue to haunt the world tomorrow.
During Earth Day '70, people all over the nation were
projects to protect our environment. Projects included: organizing
clean-ups, and planting trees. Demonstrators spoke out on polluters of
water and noise in an ecology fair. After the first Earth Day, a lot of
feared that enviromental issues would not become part of the way of life, but much to their surprise,
activators continued their fight daily to save our environment .
Over the years, Earth Day has had its successes and
struggles. Earth Day
struggled because of a lack of political support that year. Supporters
clean up drives, offered educational programs to teach others about
earth, and marches were held .
In 1990, on the twentieth anniversary of Earth Day,
organized the first
International Earth Day. Throughout 140 countries, over 200 million
involved themselves to save our planet.
There are several issues related to Earth Day and our
we will discuss throughout this unit. We will be discussing how we can
our earth, our air, and our water.
There are billions and billions of people that live on
our earth. Each
person on earth needs a place to live. We also need materials to build
homes and businesses. There are several things we should do to preserve
land we live on. We can protect our parks, playgrounds and even our own
backyards. We can plant flowers and trees to make our world a beautiful
to live. We can learn to reuse and recycle paper, plastics, aluminum,
Every living thing needs fresh air to breath. There is a
lot of air
pollution now because of the many factories that make clothing for us
in the cars we drive. We can cut down on air pollution by walking more,
in car pools, and riding subways and buses.
Water is essential to life. We use water to drink and to
Our water is being polluted by sewage, factories waste, and oil. We can
conserve water by not throwing garbage in rivers and lakes. We can also
our water by not wasting water at home.
Pollution. You can't miss it, can you? It's everywhere... all
over our planet. It makes people, other animals and plants sick or even
them. It's even making the climate change. Humans are the cause and
have to try and stop it... especially you kids, because the future is
Please join me in this guide as I find out what's happening and give
to try and make things better for everyone.