Save the Environment!

04-07-2016
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World Environment Day is celebrated annually (every year) on June 5 and was created to inspire people around the globe to become active about the environment and learn more about ways they can help to ensure the future of our planet is safe. World Environment Day is all about working together to take action for the planet but not just on this day, every day.

Here are some facts about our Environment:

27,000 trees are cut down each day
When you throw plastic bags and other plastic materials in the ocean, it kills as many as 1 million sea creatures annually
Only 1% of our planet’s water supply can be used. 97% is ocean water and 2% is frozen solid in the Arctic, for now
On average, ONE supermarket goes through 60,500,000 paper bags per year!
The human population on earth has grown more in the last 50 years than it did in the previous 4 million years.
Average temperatures will increase by as much as 12 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the 21st century if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise at the current pace.
Each person throws away approximately 4 pounds of garbage per day
84% of all household waste can be recycled
More than 2 million people globally die prematurely every year due to outdoor and indoor air pollution.
Half the world’s tropical and temperate forests are now gone.
What can you do to save mother earth?

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