Earth Day, first launched on April 22nd, 1970 when 20 million Americans came together and demonstrated for more environmental action, is considered the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Landmark acts such as Clear Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other ground breaking laws soon passed as a result of this remarkable event. Today, more than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
Also did you know that 74% of office paper is recycled, but it is still the largest single product going to landfills. Recycling one ton of paper saves three cubic yards of landfill space, 20 trees, 60 pounds of air pollutants, 7,000 gallons of water, ans saves enough energy to power the average home for six months? If your office isn’t recycling, start a program today! Find out other head-spinning green facts at http://www.goinggreentoday.com/blog/10-green-facts-that-will-make-your-head-spin