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Earth Day: Cleaning Up Our Planet

Apr 16, 2014
Find out who campaigned to have one day every year dedicated to cleaning up our planet.
Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd. Take some time to find out about how one man, who was determined to change the way we treated our planet, didn't stop until he had made a difference.

Making The World A Better Place

In 1963, Senator Gaylord Nelson wasn't happy with the earth's condition. He wanted to clean up the planet and solve pollution and environmental problems. As a senator, Gaylord Nelson was someone chosen by US citizens to help make laws, so he had a lot of power. He went to John F. Kennedy, the President at the time, with his concerns. The President agreed that the planet's environment was a serious issue, so President Kennedy went around the country on a five day tour to promote the idea of cleaning up the planet. People began making small changes, but it wasn't enough.

Becoming an Official Holiday

A few years later, Senator Nelson decided to put one day aside every year for the cause of saving the planet. On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was celebrated. Since then, Earth Day has become an international holiday. People all over the world are doing something to make Earth a cleaner, better place. Kidzworld along with founder, Allen Achilles, make an extra effort to protect the environment by recycling all used electronics.

Did You Know?

  • '80s rock band, Dramarama, wrote a song about Earth Day in 1993 called "What Are We Gonna Do?"
  • More than 20 million demonstrators took part in Earth Day activities in 1970.
  • Today more than 500 million people in 164 countries participate in Earth Day festivities!
  • Every year, 14 billion tons of garbage is dumped in the ocean.

Do Your Part to Make a Difference

  • Encouraging your family to recycle on a regular basis is a good way to help the Earth!
  • Switching to energy-efficient lightbulbs in your house helps to reduce the effects of global warming.
  • Every glass bottle you recycle saves enough energy to run a TV for an hour and a half, while recycling an aluminum can saves enough energy to run your TV for three hours!
  • Turn out the lights when you leave a room - unless someone's still in there!
  • Use re-useable containers for you school lunches and snacks.

Have Your Say

How do you celebrate Earth Day? Leave a comment and let us know!

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Mataya

Mataya wrote:

Then is we have less carshow would we travel from place to place like long distances? u...
commented: Mon Apr 28, 2014

Honour

Honour wrote:

Kidzworld droppin knowledge bombs on the young children!
commented: Sat Apr 26, 2014

That_latino_girl
Yea Earth day is Important and Green. We should stop loitering and out trash In the tr...
commented: Fri Apr 25, 2014

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To be brutally honest, this is a question I get asked about all the time... Now being a person who has been into technology for 13 years now - I can see why so many people have gone over to the world of technology now (I mean, we even have Curved 4K TVs now - which look absolutely awesome btw, but that's for me to talk about at another time).  Now it's important to remember that books are still extremely important. Although you can find almost everything on the Internet now - it's still sometimes useful to look in a book (even if that's not very often). So I do still think they have there place, and for people who actually like the authenticity of a physical book and not some thing that is on iCloud or whatever your chosen Online Storage Solution is. With technology moving the way it is these days, it's so much easier to use something like an iPhone, an iPad, or a Laptop (such as a MacBook Pro) to find the information you need. If you was to create a paper book of everything that was available on the Internet - let's put it this way, you'd need a rather large school bag... And rather large muscles!  :devil However, with something like a MacBook Pro (even the 15" Model), it's much easier to carry around, especially as it's much lighter than a lot of books - you can also take notes on it and edit photos and video, and listen to music, and watch films, and use KidzWorld ;) So personally, I'd take my MacBook and iPod Touch 5G (soon to be replaced with a Moto G) around with me all the time, I've had my time of using books. But as I said, other people may have different opinions;3
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I Haven't Watch Fault In The Stars Yet. But Divergent Is A Pretty Good Movie. (:
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It's difficult to say because I love TFiOS, I think its a great book and film, but the Divergent series and film also looks good but I've never read/seen them, so I can't really make a refined judgement.
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