Earth Day is here! It takes place each year on April 22. The first Earth Day was 50 years ago. People celebrate by doing things that help protect the planet. Read on to learn more. How will you celebrate?
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The first Earth Day was in 1970. In the United States, millions celebrated. Some cleaned up parks. Others recycled. Lots of people helped out.
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People come together on Earth Day. They ask leaders for change. People in government can pass laws to protect our land, air, and water.
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Today, people all over the world celebrate Earth Day. These children in China are doing an art project. They are painting a big picture of the Earth.
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There are many things you can do with friends and family this Earth Day. Volunteer in your community. Plant a tree or clean up a park. Do your part to help the planet!
You can make a difference by writing a letter. Write to leaders in your town, state, or country. Let them know what issues you care about.