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4/22/13 at 02:34 PM 0 Comments

Earth Day 2013 Statistics (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Today is the the 43rd annual celebration of Earth Day.

According to the official Earth Day website, "Over one billion people in 192 countries are participating from London to Sao Paolo, Seoul to Babylon City, New Delhi to New York, Rome to Cairo; people everywhere are taking action in their communities and helping depict The Face of Climate Change."

One billion people? That sounds like a huge exaggeration. Will one in every seven people on this planet participate in Earth Day activities?

This Earth Day infographic by Elite Research features some interesting environmental statistics that seem more plausible. One striking statistic: "The average American produces 1,600 pounds of garbage per year."

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American produces 4.43 pounds of trash each day.

Christians are divided over issues like global warming. However, the Bible is clear that we are to take good care of the land God has given us.

The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. - Genesis 2:15

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