Earth Day

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Earth Day

Project helping in Guatemala: The National Council of Protected Areas of Guatemala (CONAP), is responsible for the conservation and protection of Guatemala-´s natural resources. It comprises all of the areas in Guatemala that are in danger, such as parks and biomes.

HISTORY

On the early 1960s, a few Americans were aware of the effects of issues on the enviroment. By that time, the planet´s natural resources were not that important. Factories pumped pollutants, lakes and rivers were contaminated, and big cars pushed out gas. On April 22nd, 1970 , an international day of the enviroment was created. Is now what we now as Earth Day.The event was inspired by U.S Sen. Gaylord Nelson. In 1990 the Earth Day became global, with 200 million people in over 140 nations participating. This celebration is now counting with more than 1 billion people and over 17,000 organizations around the world.

PROBLEMS AFFECTING EARTH

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION: Our world is now facing with endangered species, animal and plant extinction, coral bleaching, deforestation, etc. It causes a big break in the food chain and a lot of animal and plant loss on Earth. DO NOT buy products made from wild animals or tested on them. PLANT trees on your backyard.CONTAMINATION OF DRINKING WATER: Caused by waste on rivers and lakes, the drinking water is contaminating. It affects a lot when people want to drink fresh water or use it for household needs. STOP disposing waste and toxics on the rivers, lakes,etc.

Citations

- http://www.globalissues.org/article/177/nature-and-animal-conservation- http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/earth-day-http://environment.about.com/od/environmentalevents/a/twoearthdays.htm-http://greenfamily.about.com/Protect-The-Environment-On-Earth-Day.htm

"WE DO NOT INHERIT THE EARTH FROM OUR ANCESTORS, WE BORROW IT FROM OUR CHILDREN".- Native American Proverb

CLIMATE CHANGE: Human activities are the main cause of the affecting of climate. It is too late to repair the damage done to the Earth. REDUCE the burning of fossil fuels and become more environmentally friendly.

PROJECTS

My own proposal for helping earth is organize a community clean-up. Everybody from the neighborhood will contribut by picking trash with a pointy stick and a trash bag. It will be done every 2 weeks.

BY: ANA PAULINA CASTILLO


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