Sustainability at Haywood Community College
Earth Day Fun Facts
- Recycling one aluminum can save enough energy to power a TV for 3 hours...or the equivalent to 1/2 gallon of gasoline
- The first wildlife refuge was created in 1903 on Pelican Island, Florida
- Every day, the Hershey's plant wraps over 20,000,000 Hershey's Kisses in foil--did you know that foil can be recycled?
- Only 11% of the Earth's surface is used to grow food.
- Earth Day officially began April 22, 1970 at the request of a Wisconsin senator
- The first National Park was created in 1872--Yellowstone National Park
Want more Earth Day fun facts, trivia, information, DVDs, and leisure reading?
Do you know what HCC is doing to save the world?
Come check out our "Sustainability at HCC" display in the library!