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Earth Day Facts

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by Noah Ferchan 42Fifty Staff Writer

Every April 22 of the year there is a day dedicated to help the earth become a better and cleaner place.  It all started in 1969 when Gaylord Nelson was allegedly hospitalized because of the terrible air pollution.  He gathered a group of 85 people and spread across the country to promote his brilliant idea to make the earth a better place.  Today Earth Day is known to focus on global warming and push clean energy such as solar panels, and windmills. April 22 changes the way humans look at life and invokes new policy changes to make the Earth a safer place.  This special day is celebrated by one billion people every single year, and keeps growing. The fight for a healthier environment is on the uprise by many humans all across the globe.

Some of the things you can do to help on Earth Day!

  • Volunteer for cleanups in your community
  • Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
  • Conserve water meaning don’t use plastic bottles, drink from reusable
  • Use less plastic, go to the grocery store with reusable bags
  • Planting more vegetation
  • Use longer lasting light bulbs
  • Drive less, use a bike or walk to places

One last thing to help out our earth is to educate others! Sharing this information with people that you know could help the earth even more.  Making the earth a cleaner place is going to be a very hard job for the future and the more we know about it now, the easier it will be in the future!

Noah Ferchen covers events happening around Oswego High School. He can be reached at 12000301@students.sd308.org or contact the publication directly at 42fifty@sd308.org


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