Today is Earth Day which is held annually on the 22nd of April to promote awareness of and appreciation for Earth’s environmental issues.
Earth Day is a global movement to highlight and address environmental issues such as:
1 – the greenhouse effect and global warming;
2 – destructive energy sources versus sustainable alternate energy sources;
3 – toxic waste and ways of effective, efficient responsible waste management;
4 – groundwater contamination, abuse of water resources, wetland destruction, and pollution of waterways and the oceans;
5 – the impact of litter on our water resources and on ecosystems;
6 – overfishing and unsustainable fishing of our seas and oceans;
7 – destruction of rainforests;
8 – expanding deserts.
Check out the official 2010 Earth Day website here.
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