Earth Day 2014 Earth Day is on Friday, April 22, 2016. There are 21 days until Earth Day. Here's a chart that shows what day Earth Day is celebrated from 2012 - 2022. We have lots of kids games for Earth Day. These online games are educational and fun! Play Earth Day themed Jigsaw Puzzles, Mazes, Word Searches, and Strategy Puzzles. Free printable coloring book pages for kids of all ages. Watch Earth Day videos for kids. Wish your friends and family a Happy Earth Day by sending a free musical postcard to someone you know! If you are looking for children's books about Earth Day, here are some great books, including Earth Day picture books. Find free printable Earth Day worksheets and activity pages for kids. Use our Earth Day stationery to make a list of things you can do to make Earth a better place to live. Looking for other Earth Day sites?
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Plastic Oceans | Facts | Waste | Plastic Oceans The proliferation of plastic products in the last 70 years or so has been extraordinary; quite simply we cannot now live without them. This epidemic of plastic has resulted in an increased introduction from around 50 million tonnes in 1950 to 245 million tonnes in 2008 (Plastics Europe). Plastic is cheap and incredibly versatile with properties that make it ideal for many applications. According to water filtration company Brita, Americans throw away 35 billion plastic water bottles every year.Packaging is the largest end use market segment accounting for just over 40|% of total plastic usage (Plastics Europe)Annually approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide.
TeacherSource . Math . Population Growth Population Simulation with M&M's (Grade Levels: 6 - 9) Earth Day Concepts: Overview | What We Do Adds Up Recycling | M&Ms | Fish Pond | Answers | Career Connections | More Math Concepts This activity involves two simulations with M&M's® to explore population growth and decay. The follow-up activity, Population Simulations with Calculators introduces NOW-NEXT or recursive equations as an accessible way to model this behavior and expand to other population models. This activity is best done by pairs of students (but can be done individually). a small paper cup with about 30 to 40 M&M's and an activity sheet. Introduction You may want to begin the activity with a short discussion to address the question, "What is a model?". The important components of Earth Day are that we make a big impact on this planet and that we are not alone. You are going to use M&M's to simulate and model the population decay and growth in a fish pond. Simulation for Population Decay 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Plastic Pollution in Oceans Environmental Issues > Oceans Main Page > All Oceans Documents The Basics We're treating the oceans like a trash bin: around 80 percent of marine litter originates on land, and most of that is plastic. Plastic that pollutes our oceans and waterways has severe impacts on our environment and our economy. Seabirds, whales, sea turtles and other marine life are eating marine plastic pollution and dying from choking, intestinal blockage and starvation. Scientists are investigating the long-term impacts of toxic pollutants absorbed, transported, and consumed by fish and other marine life, including the potential effects on human health. Read more » What it Means to You Plastic pollution affects every waterway, sea and ocean in the world. Solutions The most effective way to stop plastic pollution in our oceans is to make sure it never reaches the water in the first place. NRDC is working on three key strategies to curb plastic water pollution in the U.S. and beyond: 1. 2. 3. What You Can Do 1. 2. 3.
Ecological Footprint Quiz The footprint quiz is powered by Adobe Flash. It will only run on devices running Adobe Flash. Sign up for our newsletter What is the Ecological Footprint? What does the Ecological Footprint measure? Global hectares are hectares with world-average productivity for all productive land and water areas in a given year. How accurate are Ecological Footprint measurements? What can Ecological Footprint Analysis tell us about the future of the planet? What is the proper way to use the term Ecological Footprint? How is an Ecological Footprint calculated? The Ecological Footprint of a person is calculated by considering all of the biological materials consumed, and all of the biological wastes generated, by that person in a given year. To accomplish this, an amount of material consumed by that person (tons per year) is divided by the yield of the specific land or sea area (annual tons per hectare) from which it was harvested, or where its waste material was absorbed.
The Response » THE CLEAN OCEANS PROJECT Our Organization The Clean Oceans Project (TCOP) is a 501c3 non-profit created to develop efficient and effective methods of eliminating plastic from the ocean. Our Plan TCOP’s multi-phase approach involves research, education and direct action integrated into a cohesive long-term plan. Training shoreline surveyors creates local awareness and promotes ocean stewardship. Our survey “kit” provides tools and instructions for students globally to gather relevant data and share their knowledge of the impacts of plastic pollution. To measure progress we monitor plastic debris deposition rates at isolated shore stations which is far more accurate than oceanic sampling. Disposal TCOP will utilize plastic-to-fuel conversion systems on board collection vessels to transform plastic into diesel fuel eliminating the need to dispose of the waste in a landfill and providing fuel for collection operations. Long Term Commitments TCOP is committed to a comprehensive global approach to plastic pollution.
Quick Earth Day Ideas for Middle Schoolers Celebrate Earth Day by helping clean up our environment. Use these ideas and activities to encourage your students to keep Earth healthy. Save Your Sneakers Challenge students to organize a shoe drive. Rubber soles can be turned into a playground surface, or give old shoes new life on another pair of feet in Africa. Eat an Earth-Friendly Lunch Invite students to join you for lunch. recyclables (glass, plastic, paper, and aluminum) decomposables (such as banana and orange peels) reusables (plastic containers, thermoses, etc.) Keep track of the items on a chart. Collect Cans By recycling one aluminum can, you’re saving the same amount of energy it takes to light a 100-watt bulb for 20 hours, a computer for three hours or a television for two hours. Cut Down on Junk Mail Ask students for their families’ permission to collect a week’s worth of junk mail and bring it to school. Handmade Paper Making your own paper isn't as difficult as you may think. Materials Needed Directions
Home Celebrate Earth Day Earth Day is observed around the world on April 22. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, and is considered the birth of the modern environmental movement. Before 1970, the health of the environment was not a common concern, even as industry poured chemicals and smoke into the air. In 1962, Rachel Carson, an ecologist from Pennsylvania, published a book called Silent Spring. After the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, Calif., Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. senator for Wisconsin, organized a nationwide demonstration against the pollution and the deterioration of the environment. Use these lessons, articles, book lists, and other activities to continue the tradition of promoting environmental awareness on April 22 or any time throughout the school year.
India just banned all forms of disposable plastic in its capital | The Independent India’s capital city Delhi has introduced a ban on disposable plastic. Cutlery, bags, cups and other forms of single-use plastic were prohibited by the National Green Tribunal (NGT). There is particular concern in the country about the amount of plastic waste it produces. According to the Times of India, it is responsible for an astonishing 60 per cent of the plastic that is dumped in the world’s oceans every year. The ban affects the whole National Capital Territory (NCT) area of Delhi. It was introduced after complaints about the illegal mass burning of plastic and other waste at three local rubbish dumps, which has been blamed for causing air pollution. The Tribunal said in a statement: “Each of these sites is a depiction of the mess that can be created for environment and health of people of Delhi. “We direct that use of disposable plastic is prohibited in entire NCT of Delhi. “The Delhi government shall take steps for storage and use of plastic materials.” Reuse content
22 Awesome Earth Day Games for Kids Looking for some fun ideas to celebrate Earth Day? Check out these 22 awesome Earth Day Games for kids. #10 will get your kids moving! For more fun activities to do with your kids, be sure to follow our My Life & Kids Activities board on Pinterest. My Life and KidsMy Life & Kids ActivitiesFollow On Threats to Ecosystems Anything that attempts to alter the balance of the ecosystem potentially threatens the health and existence of that ecosystem. Some of these threats are not overly worrying as they may be naturally resolved provided the natural conditions are restored. Other factors can destroy ecosystems and render all or some of its life forms extinct. Here are a few: Habitat Destruction Economic activities such as logging, mining, farming and construction often involve clearing out places with natural vegetative cover. Pollution Water, land and air pollution all together play a crucial role in the health of ecosystems. Eutrophication This is the enrichment of water bodies with plant biomass as a result of continuous inflow of nutrients particularly nitrogen and phosphorus. Invasive species Any foreign specie (biological) that finds its way into an ecosystem, either by natural or human introduction can have an effect on the ecosystem. Overharvesting UV Radiation