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Aug 15, 2001

"Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children." --Ancient Indian Proverb

The average American throws out 1,656 pounds (618 kilograms) of garbage each year. That's about 4.5 pounds (1.68 kilograms) each day.

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BE THE CHANGE
Take positive steps to reducing waste. Some suggestions: say no to unnecessary plastic bags when shopping; avoid using disposable dishes at parties; always recycle.



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