The Best Of You: 12 FACTS ABOUT EARTH DAY - 2019
1. The first Eart...: 12 FACTS ABOUT EARTH DAY - 2019 1. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970 2. Earth Day originated in the U.S but became ...
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12 FACTS ABOUT EARTH DAY - 2019
1. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970
2. Earth Day originated in the U.S but became recognized worldwide by 1990
3. On Earth Day 2009, Disney released a documentary film called Earth that followed the migration
paths of four animal families
4. On the very first Earth Day, 20 million people gathered in the streets of America to protest the
industrial revolution. An environmental movement was born as a result
5. Every year on April 22, men, women, and children collect garbage, plant trees, clean up coral
reefs, show movies, sign petitions, and plan for a better future of our planet
6. Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day while he was working as a U.S. Senator
7. Earth Day was renamed officially by the UN in 2009 as International Mother Earth Day
8. Some schools and communities celebrate Earth Day for a whole week to expand the time frame
that people focus on the earth and how they can preserve it
9. On Earth Day 2012, more than 100,000 people rode bikes in China to reduce CO2 emissions
and save fuel
10. In an Earth Day celebration in 2011, 28 million trees were planted in Afghanistan by the Earth
11. In Panama, 100 endangered species of orchids were planted and maintained to prevent their
extinction in honor of Earth Day
12. Shaklee Corp. continues to have their promotion, One kit One Tree. One Cleaning Kit pur-
chased, One tree is planted. Shaklee has planted over a million trees and continues to use this
promotion to help Mother Earth.
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WHO'S UP FOR SOME WELL NEEDED REST?
Do you ever rest from technology? Have you ever rested from your phone or TV or other forms of media? Read what Andy Crouch, author of "The Tech-Wise Family". Good advice on how to cultivate rest in the lives of yourself and your family.
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