April 18, 2013

Earth Day No-Plastic Pledge

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EarthEarth Day No-Plastic Pledge!

According to Sierra Club, we throw away 24 billion plastic water bottles each year in the U.S. alone. And these bottles can sit in landfills for over 200 years without decomposing! Imagine all those billions of plastic bottles just piling up and piling up over the years! Gross!

Now, think about your lunch, your after-school snack, your sports practice, dance class, etc. Do you ever open up a plastic drink bottle and then throw it away when you’re finished? We all do it at least once in a while, but today I’m asking you to take a pledge to reduce the amount of plastic drink bottles you throw away.

Repeat after me:

I, [state your name], refuse to open another disposable drink bottle. Instead, I will get a reusable thermos, fill it up, and carry it to school, practice, class, and anywhere I get thirsty. This is my pledge to planet Earth so I don’t add any more to the growing pile of plastic bottles.

Did you take the pledge? Leave a Comment if you did, and get all your friends and family to take the no-plastic pledge, too. Every little bit counts. You CAN make a difference!

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

  1. Jessie

    Good to have somebody care about Earth. Most people just toss plastic around without even thinking twice. Let us all save Earth!!!

  2. Allison

    I hate having watching people throw away all of the plastic. It is GROSS. Having all the trash on the ground. I love the way people care about the earth. I love this blog.

  3. Gabriella

    I bring a thermos to school everyday so I kind of took it without necessarily thinking about it.

  4. A

    Today at my school for Earth Day we had to buddie up with our kindergardners and help our buddies with their rainstick and we do our rainstick and we tape the top of the paper towel roll then we add a scoop of rice and tape the other side then decorate and there is your rainstick and what I learned new is to not trow away our bottle of drinks because I forget sometimes to not throw my bottle of drinks away.

  5. Chelsea

    I got a comment today at school I did earth made out of paper and i did a heart and i wrote on it, it said I will love the earth by cleaning up.

  6. aspyn

    cool my school 4 earth day is we r doing this thing called no power for an hour its going to be awesome our whole school is going to have no power and we have to use glowsticks its cool

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