Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!!

We've still got a lot of work to do, but let's celebrate what's been accomplished.

Deforestation of the Brazilian Rainforest has dropped by another 47%, following a 4 year trend.

Over 1,996,792,933 trees have been planted by the UNEP with another 3,511,630,487 trees pledged to be planted.

Of the over 1,300 animals on the Endangered Species list, 93% have stabilized their populations and made movement towards recovery. One of the most successful species is the American Bald Eagle. Listed in 1967, Bald Eagle populations have soared from about 400 in 1963 to more than 9,700 in 2006.

Remember your three R's – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. It can be even more rewarding than that shopping spree. And without the bill.

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