Here’s to more love and less waste... More fun and less stuff... More joy and less stress this holiday season!
We, all people, are great apes. And yes that includes you reading this post. Large, tailless, and hairy, we roam the land using our opposable thumbs to do elaborate behaviors and showing off our pretentiously big heads. We great apes are truly amazing creatures, with complex social systems and often incredible cognitive capabilities. And our marvelous and extraordinary family just got bigger. In the lofty mountain forests of Sumatra, Indonesia, a unique species of great ape identified as the Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis) has been discovered.
Our large and increasing human population generates an incredible amount of waste that greatly impacts the environment and public health around the world. Recycling can make a big difference for our planet, but recycling correctly can be confusing and difficult. There are a host of myths, misconceptions and mysteries surrounding recycling, and what we can and cannot recycle.
Looking for free earth day activities for elementary students? How about utilizing an engaging format most kids enjoy – video games! The following two interactive websites offer content that is perfect for this year’s earth day theme of environmental and climate literacy.
Having environmental literacy means:
Today, June 5, marks World Environment Day 2015, the theme of which is: “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume With Care.” Every person on the earth influences the environment each day through consumption of resources including water, food, and energy. With the current world population over 7 billion, there are over 7 billion individual influences on the environment every day. As you, just one in over 7 billion, consume with care today, consider the following statistics:
Whenever we use and consume resources, by-products are created as a result and often in the form of pollution and garbage. It’s important for young students to learn about some of the ways we have an impact on the environment in our everyday lives when we use resources. Equally important is to discover ways to lessen these impacts.