National Public Lands Day is celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday of September. In 2022, this day falls on September 24th. At this time, thousands of people go out to plant a tree, clean up garbage, or just watch nature. Public lands can be found in almost any part of the country. The idea of the holiday is to draw attention to the beauty of the world around us, to organize events that unite people, and protect the environment.
In 2007, BP was fined $62 million for environmental violations. In 2005, as a result of the company’s activities, an explosion occurred at an oil refinery. The tragedy led to the death of 15 people.
In 2010, the first fuel standards were approved to reduce emissions of toxic gases. The document concerned fuel for buses, as well as freight transport. Since 2015, a climate change strategy has been in place in America, and a program to protect clean water was launched in the same year.
Interesting Facts About Recycling
- The energy saved by recycling one aluminum can, can power a TV for 3 hours.
- It takes about 25 trees a day to produce enough toilet paper.
- 60 million plastic bags – this is how many stores use annually. Bring your own, this will help reduce packaging waste.
How to take part
Start with garbage collection – in the house, on the street. Plant a tree – this is best done in a group. Contact an environmental organization and specify in which part of the city plants are needed. Volunteer with an organization that restores historic buildings.
When is National Public Lands Day celebrated in 2023?
National Public Lands Day is observed on the fourth Saturday of September each year.