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Earth Day Everyday2


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Earth Day Everyday service learning project from Mrs. Curry's 3rd grade class at Heber Hunt Elementary 2008-2009

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Earth Day Everyday2

  1. 1. Earth Day Everyday Mrs. Curry’s Third Grade Heber Hunt Elementary
  2. 2. Do you like animals?
  3. 3. What is wrong with these pictures?
  4. 4. Trash Hurts Animals <ul><li>Animals eat trash that can hurt them. </li></ul><ul><li>Animals get stuck in trash and can’t get out. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Do you like to play outside?
  6. 6. What is wrong with these pictures?
  7. 7. Trash Hurts Our Environment <ul><li>Trash pollutes land, air, and water. </li></ul><ul><li>Trash ruins animals’ habitats. </li></ul><ul><li>It piles up in landfills. </li></ul><ul><li>Makes the outdoors ugly </li></ul>
  8. 8. Trash Facts <ul><li>About 3 ½ pounds of solid waste are thrown away everyday for every person in the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>Every year, each household throws away about 1 ton of garbage. </li></ul><ul><li>In many communities, garbage is dumped into the ocean. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Where does all the trash go?
  10. 10. Determined <ul><li>Determined = driven, persistent, committed </li></ul><ul><li>We are determined to save the environment! </li></ul><ul><li>We hope that you will join us and we are going to tell you how you can help. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Do you go shopping with your mom or dad? Do you take your items home in a plastic or paper sack?
  12. 12. Plastic Bags <ul><li>Made of toxic chemicals that poison plants and animals </li></ul><ul><li>When they are burned, they give off poisonous fumes. </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic sacks don’t biodegrade. </li></ul><ul><li>If you left one outside, it would stay there unchanged for hundreds of years. </li></ul><ul><li>Every year, most families throw away about 88 pounds of plastic. </li></ul><ul><li>Some cities have banned plastic bags. </li></ul><ul><li>Some stores charge to use plastic. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Heber Hunt’s Plastic Sack Use <ul><li>In one month, we collected 42,587 sacks! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Recycle Your Plastic Sacks! -You can still take your bags to Wal-Mart. -Put them in their recycling bins. -Do not throw them away!
  15. 15. Paper Bags <ul><li>Paper bags are made from trees. </li></ul><ul><li>More than 900 million trees are cut down each year to provide materials to make paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Every year, a forest the size of Maine is cut down to make paper for the US. </li></ul><ul><li>Each ton of recycled paper can save 17 trees and 7,000 gallons of water. </li></ul><ul><li>Paper makes up over half of all trash. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Reusable Bags <ul><li>You can get many uses from reusable bags. </li></ul><ul><li>Will create less trash </li></ul><ul><li>More groceries fit in these bags. </li></ul><ul><li>Easier to carry </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger than plastic </li></ul><ul><li>Made of natural and recycled materials </li></ul><ul><li>Stores are persuading people to use them. </li></ul><ul><li>Many stores will replace worn out reusable bags with new ones. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Reusable Bags <ul><li>You will get your own reusable bags today! </li></ul><ul><li>Every time you go to the store, take your bag in. </li></ul><ul><li>Be responsible and use the reusable bag instead of plastic or paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it in your car so you have it handy. </li></ul><ul><li>Remind your parents to take it in and use it. </li></ul>