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Did You Know? Countdown to Earth Day (04/18)

Monday, April 18th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts & Figures about
Celebrating and
Saving Mother Earth

April 18 : 04 days till Earth Day

Did you know that recycling just one glass bottle saves enough energy to keep a 100-watt light bulb lit for four hours?

Recycling glass uses 40% less energy than making new glass from virgin materials. Glass can be recycled indefinitely and never loses any of its quality.

Did you know that Americans use 2.5 million plastic bottles every single hour?

Eight out of 10 of them will end up in a landfill, despite the fact that 63% of American communities now have plastic bottle recycling. It takes 700 years for a plastic bottle to begin to decompose in a landfill.

Earth Day is a day to both celebrate the environmental victories of the past and to reflect on the many remaining opportunities for improvement. Whether you celebrate Earth Day by attending a rally, signing a petition or switching to highly efficient light bulbs, make an effort to be mindful of the original vision for this day: to serve as a national learn-in for the sake of the environment.

Join our Earth Day celebration as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Earth Day on April 22nd!

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Did You Know? Countdown to Earth Day (04/17)

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts & Figures about
Celebrating and
Saving Mother Earth

April 17 : 05 days till Earth Day

Did you know that Americans recycle 53.4% of the paper products we consume?

Even still, Americans throw away an average of 600 pounds of paper per person every year. Recycling just one four foot stack of newspapers is enough to save one 40-foot fir tree.

Did you know that if everyone on Planet Earth lived the way Americans do, we would need 5.3 planets to sustain ourselves?

Americans comprise just 5% of the Earth’s population, but we produce over 40% of the world’s waste. Do you know what your carbon footprint is? Take the Ecological Footprint Quiz to find out.

Earth Day is a day to both celebrate the environmental victories of the past and to reflect on the many remaining opportunities for improvement. Whether you celebrate Earth Day by attending a rally, signing a petition or switching to highly efficient light bulbs, make an effort to be mindful of the original vision for this day: to serve as a national learn-in for the sake of the environment.

Join our Earth Day celebration as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Earth Day on April 22nd!

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Did You Know? Countdown to Earth Day (04/16)

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts & Figures about
Celebrating and
Saving Mother Earth

April 16 : 06 days till Earth Day

Did you know that the first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970?

At the time, 20 million people got in on the celebration. In 2000, 500 million celebrated Earth Day. This year over 1 billion people in 175 countries around the world will participate in Earth Day celebrations.

Did you know that the overall rate of recycling in the United States today stands at approximately 28%?

That’s double what it was a decade ago. By contrast, Austrians recycle fully 60% of their post-consumption waste products. The United Kingdom, on the other hand, has a recycling rate just above 17% and Greece pulls up the European Union rear with an abysmal 10%.

Earth Day is a day to both celebrate the environmental victories of the past and to reflect on the many remaining opportunities for improvement. Whether you celebrate Earth Day by attending a rally, signing a petition or switching to highly efficient light bulbs, make an effort to be mindful of the original vision for this day: to serve as a national learn-in for the sake of the environment.

Join our Earth Day celebration as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Earth Day on April 22nd!

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Holiday Reminder: Earth Day

Friday, April 15th, 2011

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Holiday Reminder:
Earth Day will be celebrated next Friday, April 22, 2011.

We are delighted to be joining this important international movement for a safer, more sustainable Planet Earth. Please join the campaign as we share tips and fun activities for protecting and promoting the environment. Visit our Earth Day celebration for more information.

Holiday Invite: Earth Day on the Net

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

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Happy Earth Day!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our celebration of Mother EarthEarth Day on the Net. Our celebration has everything you need to know about preserving and protecting our planet.

For example, did you know that the goal of the first Earth Day, celebrated in 1970, was to serve as an environmental learn-in? You can honor this original intention by doing a little eco-learning of your own. Read up on the history of Earth Day and then test your environmental know-how with some Earth Day trivia.

When you’re ready to get seriously green, check out our articles on the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. With fifty easy suggestions for greening your day-to-day life, there’s no reason not to practice a little Earth Day magic all year-round. Learn how to grow an earth-friendly garden (a great activity to share with your children) — or bring your greening efforts inside, with our 10 eco-friendly recipes for homemade cleaners.

If you have children at home, you will surely enjoy one of our Earth Day craft projects, all of which encourage you to reuse supplies you already have on hand. Or print out one of our Earth Day coloring pages — on recycled paper, of course! Complete your Earth Day celebrations by whipping up a planet-friendly menu based on our delicious, wholesome vegan recipes.

Earth Day is annually celebrated on April 22nd. We look forward to sharing our love for Mother Earth with you over the next several days. And we invite you to spread the green love with your family and friends by sending a free Earth Day e-card.

Happy Holidays!

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Holidays on the Net

Holiday Reminder: Earth Day

Friday, April 8th, 2011

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Holiday Reminder:
Earth Day will be celebrated in 2 weeks, Friday April 22, 2011.

We are delighted to be joining this important international movement for a safer, more sustainable Planet Earth. Please join the campaign as we share tips and fun activities for protecting and promoting the environment. Visit our Earth Day celebration for more information.

Holiday Reminder: Earth Day

Friday, April 1st, 2011

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Holiday Reminder:
Earth Day will be celebrated in 3 weeks, Friday April 22, 2011.

We are delighted to be joining this important international movement for a safer, more sustainable Planet Earth. Please join the campaign as we share tips and fun activities for protecting and promoting the environment. Visit our Earth Day celebration for more information.

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