Make Earth Day Every Day

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This is a power point presentation in honor of Earth Day. It was created to educate and inspire children to take responsibility as stewards of our earth.

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<ul><li> 1. A long time ago there was this planet</li></ul> <p> 2. with land and water and creatures that live on it. 3. Among the many creatures, were people like you. 4. As you can imagine, the number grew and they grew... 5. They built houses from trees that they could live in 6. and ate food from packages made of paper and tin. 7. They made all kinds of objects that helped them go far 8. like planes, 9. and trucks, 10. and trains, 11. and cars. 12. They built highways, and buildings, 13. and bridges galore. 14. And made gadgets, 15. machines, 16. and so very much more! 17. The planet became crowded with so littlespace 18. and always something new to take over each place. 19. Where nature once flourished, was covered withstuff. Then along came concerned people whosaid, This is enough! 20. Look at this planet. Its under such stress! Ifwe make changes now, we will avoid a bigmess. 21. If you lend us a hand, we will all work together.We will be able to make our world better. 22. On April 22nd it will beEarth Day!This is a very specialday that celebratesthe Earth.It is a time toappreciate natureand learn ways toprotect our planet. 23. This week you will be invited to participate invarious activities in honor of Earth day. 24. Lets reflect on the condition of our planet and focus on ways we can help take care of it 25. On average, every second, five people are born.The global population is doubling every 40 years. 26. The human population has now hit 7 billion andthe rate of increase is speeding up all the time. 27. More and more land is being taken by humans forbuilding, farming, roads, airports, reservoirs etc. 28. Forests are being chopped down either because we want to use thewood or we need the land for other purposes. The wild land isshrinking all over the world as humans grab it for their own needs. 29. This is taking away the habitatsof countless species of animals and plants and many of them will become extinct. 30. Wonderfulanimalspecies like the elephant, rhino and whaleare on the edge ofextinction in the wild. 31. We are polluting our planet causing poisoning of the land,air,andsea.The gases weare carelesslygenerating hereon Earth aredrifting up intothe atmosphereand causinggreat damage. 32. Some of these gases have created holes in the fragile layerof gases we call the ozone layer.The ozone layer acts as avital filter to protect us fromthe harmful rays of the sun.If we cause too muchdamage to the ozone layer, itcould have very seriousconsequences for the earth.This includes all the animalsand human life! 33. Another problem we have is our huge appetite for throwaway single use plastics.Just think how many-plastic bags,-plastic cups, &amp;-water bottlesyou wentthrough thispast week. 34. Because plastics slowly decay, a vast majorityof them still exist - somewhere. 35. A lot of plastic ends up in the ocean. 36. Did you realize ?The piles of garbagethat accumulate in ouroceans have causedplastic to be in everybit of plankton.What eats plankton? - fishWho eats fish? - we do 37. Every bit of plasticthat has beenproduced over thepast hundred yearsis somewhere onour earth. 38. While the plastic used to bottle beverages is in demand by recyclers, 39. over 80% of plastic bottles are simply thrownaway. So 8 out of every 10 plastic bottles are not recycled and end up in landfill. 40. There is so much plastic in our oceans that there are patches the size of Texas. 41. This is a great risk to marine life, killing birds and fish, who mistake our garbage for food. 42. Plastic bags are especially a problem! 43. They often end up in nature and oceans. 44. Sea turtles mistake clear plastic bags for jellyfish. 45. Birds swoop down and swallow the plastic. 46. Plastics take decades tobreak down and as long as they float on the oceans surface,they can appear as feeding grounds. 47. The animals die because plastic eventually fills theirstomachs; it doesnt pass and they literally starve to death. 48. Plastic bags donthave to be eaten toharm the animals.Plastic bags canwrap aroundanimals. 49. About 100,000whales, seals,turtles, andother marineanimals arekilled byplastic bagseach yearworldwide. 50. Such is the sad and depressing state of our world at the present time. 51. The good news is that children everywhere are taking more interest in their world and they are determinedthat things have to change for the better. 52. This is ourgreatest hope forthe future.A lot of peopledoing littlethings can makea big difference!There are smallchanges you canmake that willbe a huge helpto our planet. 53. Remember the 4 RsReduceReuseRecycleRot 54. Reduce Use only what you needDont take extra ketchup packets when you only need one or two. 55. ReduceEncourage yourparents to buy in bulkto minimize packagingwaste.Choose products thatare not over packaged. 56. ReuseBefore throwing an item away think can it be reused?You can reuse newspaper, magazines, and otherpaper products by using them as wrapping paper. Aluminum cans can be used for storing your craft supplies as well as games with small parts.Make a message pad out of scrap paper. 57. Reuse Encourage your parents to use a reusable bag instead of plastic. 58. RecycleBefore throwing anitem into the garbageThinkCan it be recycled? 59. RecyclePick up litter in your neighborhood and recyclewhatever can be recycled aluminum cans,glass, paper, cardboard and plastic. 60. Rot(or Compost)Help the planet byputting all - food scraps - garden waste &amp; - food stained paperin the GREEN BIN 61. Conserve Energy andWaterTurn off lights, fans or the TV when you leave the room.(unless your little brother or sister is still in there) 62. Conserve Energy and Water If it is a warm and sunny day, help hang clothes on the line instead of putting them in the dryer. 63. Conserve Energy and Water Dont leave the water running while brushing your teeth or washing your face and hands. And use less water in your bath or shower. 64. e for the Air Using motor vehicles to get around is our biggest polluter.Walk, bike, roller-blade, skateboard insteadof using a car whenever possible. 65. e for the AirEncourage your parents to turn their engineoff at times when they are sittingidle in the car. while waiting to pick while waiting or you up from schoolat the bridges 66. Care for the Air Trees help clean the air!Trees are used tomake paper. So to save trees useless paper. Consider using both sides of your paper when coloring, drawing or writing. Try to use less napkins or better yet, use cloth napkins. 67. If you can do some of these things you willmake a difference.It isnt hard, and with just a little bit of work, you will behelping to make the world a better place for you and me. 68. the word of the Lorax seems perfectly clear.Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,Nothing is going to get better. Its not.-Dr. Seuss 69. Sourceshttp://www.planetpals.com/planetpals_story.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Daywww.ypte.org.uk/factsheet_38_test.pdfhttp://iphone.issues.cc/iphoneDetails.php?id=948www.timesnews.net/article.php?id=9022304http://your-water.net/bottled-water-facts.htmlwww.zendergroup.org/docs/plastics_styro.pdfwww.enzymoplast.com/about-enzymoplast.html </p>