"My Home"Earth is my home, my families home, your home. Our sources will not last forever, our population is growing,disease is spreading and trash is taking over the beauty of our planet. Everything that we can recycle, and cut back on use, will help. We use our recycle container faithfully as well as re-using and cutting back on plastic containers, papers, and paper towels. We are also using vinegar for more of our cleaning. Also, what amazes me is the cutting down of our rain forests, for example the Amazon Rainforest.
"The Amazon Rainforest has been described as the "Lungs of our Planet" because it provides the essential environmental world service of continuously recycling carbon dioxide into oxygen. More than 20 percent of the world oxygen is produced in the Amazon Rainforest." Also "The U.S. National Cancer Institute has identified 3000 plants that are active against cancer cells. 70% of these plants are found in the rainforest. Twenty-five percent of the active ingredients in today's cancer-fighting drugs come from organisms found only in the rainforest."www.rain-tree.com/facts.htm