- Trees help combat climate change.
They absorb excess and harmful CO2 from our atmosphere. In fact, in a single year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the same amount of CO2 produced by driving the average car 26,000 miles.
- Trees help us breathe clean air.
Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.
- Trees help communities.
Trees help communities achieve long-term economic and environmental sustainability and provide food, energy and income.
As I've done in the past, I share some thoughts to teach about Earth Day and environmental education in general.
Last years I shared different Earth Day-related resources. That list is comprised of resources for middle school and high school. Remembering Wall-E : a gree respurce for Earth Day (2012); Earth Day : A story about the Forest (2011) and other.
Google Doodle Earth Day 2016
Aquatic/Ocean, Coral Reef and Octopus
Doodler: Sophie Diao
This year’s Earth Day event features almost 20 activities designed to increase students knowledge about the world around them.
Two days until #EarthDay2016. Join Earth Day to plant a #tree . Schools, students and families are setting up separate parties around the world to plant trees at a ‘registered event’ on 22 April this year.
Schools and students can join or even set one up theirsel. Register school event here.