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Earth Day Tips

by Kim Brixton

I APPROVE THIS MESSAGE:

  • If you recycle your newspaper (what's that?) every week, you'll keep four trees alive per year and increase the earth's oxygen
  • If you cut one 20-mile car trip each week by completing errands at once rather than making separate trips, you'll prevent more than 1,200 pounds of greenhouse gas from being emitted and adding to global warming
  • If you recycle a six-pack of aluminum cans every week, you'll save enough energy to power a television for 936 hours
  • If you cut 5 minutes from your daily shower, you'll save up to 9,000 gallons of water

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There are other Earth Day events in the area that you should know about.

Binder Park has Earth Day activities scheduled for this Saturday.

Cooks Mill Learning Center in Scotts has something going on Thursday.

A 'Green A Thon' is happening in Portage on Saturday.

Just click on the links below to find out more ------

www.binderparkzoo.org

www.tillersinternational.org

www.portagemi.gov