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Celebrate Earth Day at Quinte Mall

Earth Day 2018 is tackling the subject of plastic waste.

According to earthday.org this year they are “dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior about plastics.”

The website says: From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of our planet.

You can check out your plastic consumption here: https://www.earthday.org/plastic-calculator/

Sunday is Earth Day and Green Quinte will be at the Quinte Mall to help spread the word about making the region a greener place.

Whether you pick up a pick of garbage on your walk to work or school, or even plant a tree.

There will be free tree seedlings at the Quinte Mall while supplies last.

Reforestation has been a big part of Earth Day and their goal for the 50 anniversary of Earth Day in 2020 is to plant 7.8 billion trees, one for every person on earth.

Trees provide food, energy and income, helping communities achieve long-term economic and environmental sustainability.

Trees also filter the air and help reverse the impacts of climate change.

In just one year, a mature leafy tree produces as much oxygen as 10 people inhale!

You can check out how Earth Day came to be here: https://www.earthday.org/about/the-history-of-earth-day/

 

 

One comment

tumay says:

@ opiejeanne : Wow, you can really tell they like those trees! Birch trees are next to sugar maples in sweetness of their sap, you can boil it down into a syrup like maple syrup, so that”s probably why they like it so much. We have a sapsucker that goes right around the tree, it looks like a cable was used on the tree for some reason, scarring the bark. Rings the tree in several places, but doesn”t seem to harm them.


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