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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Earth Day Facts for Kids

Earth Day is on April 22 this year and I hadn't realized how close it was until today! I always try and do something special with my girls on Earth Day even if it's just simply coloring a pretty picture of flowers or the Planet Earth. Since I still have a week until Earth Day, I've started an activity and craft search!
On my search I ran across some neat Earth Day Facts and thought that they might help out some with getting our brain juices flowing! I've shared a few below.

Some Earth Day Facts and Trivia to get your brains thinking about neat Crafts and Activities to do with the kids this Earth Day.

DID YOU KNOW........

  1. Earth Day is the busiest day of the year for e-waste collection, collecting more than 3,500 tons of waste.
  2. Earth Day Networks estimates that 500 million people from 4,500 organizations in 180 countries will participate in Earth Day events during the month of April.
  3. Earth Day is big with schools. On many school calendars, it is the third most activity-inspiring holiday, after Christmas and Halloween.
  4. Only 11% of the earth's surface is used to grow food.
  5. April 22 is the first official day of Spring in the Northern hemisphere and of Fall in the Southern hemisphere and was chosen to be Earth Day for this reason.
  6. Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to watch a TV for three hours - it's equivalent to half a gallon of gasoline.

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