20 million Americans mobilized on April 22, 1970; 30 years later, that number was up to 200 million citizens of the Earth. What was the cause that brought these people together? The desire to make the Earth a better place.

Earth Day is not a holiday, but an annual event dedicated to demonstrating support for environmental action. Consider the math: in many Western countries, each person generates 4.3lb (1.95kg) of waste every day, up from 2.7 (1.2kg) in 1960. There are now 7.3 billion people in the world; with the current population growth rate of 1.1%, this means that in roughly 64 years, the Earth's population will be almost 15 billion.

That's a lot of garbage. Let's do our part, avoid the mistakes of the past, and keep our planet clean! If you have an image of pollution in our neighborhood, add a photo to this list - and then help clean it up!

#1 Tortoise Trapped By Plastic

Tortoise Trapped By Plastic

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TeszineMF 3 years ago

OMG that's what he grew up with? a trap of human pollution. :( just like prisoner since born.

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#2 Turtle Trapped In Plastic Waste Couldn't Grow

Turtle Trapped In Plastic Waste Couldn't Grow

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JoBarbee 3 years ago

This is absolutely heartbreaking

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#3 Koala Lost Her Home

Koala Lost Her Home

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#4 Bird In Oil Spill

Bird In Oil Spill

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sctntxtn13 3 years ago

Ohhh wooowwww. That dont even look like a bird. Poor thing

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#5 Albatross Killed By Excessive Plastic Ingestion In Midway Islands (North Pacific)

Albatross Killed By Excessive Plastic Ingestion In Midway Islands (North Pacific)

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MonikaMorgan 3 years ago

What a horriable way to die.

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#6 Stork Trapped In Plastic

Stork Trapped In Plastic

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Cookie 3 years ago

This is so wrong.

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#7 Suffering Seal Not Safe In Its Own Habitat

Suffering Seal Not Safe In Its Own Habitat

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SusannaVesna 3 years ago

Christ! :'(( I want to cry

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#8 Oiled Penguins

Oiled Penguins

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SusannaVesna 3 years ago

Oh nooo :( Fuck oil!

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#9 Surfing On A Wave Full Of Trash In Java (Indonesia), The World’s Most Populated Island

Surfing On A Wave Full Of Trash In Java (Indonesia), The World’s Most Populated Island

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awankaya 3 years ago

this is my island? wow

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#10 He Spends Each Morning Looking For Recyclable Plastic That He Can Sell For 35 Cents Per Kilo To Help His Family

He Spends Each Morning Looking For Recyclable Plastic That He Can Sell For 35 Cents Per Kilo To Help His Family

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MonikaMorgan 3 years ago

What a shit way to make a living, but in a small way he is helping to clean up some of the pollution.

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