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Celebrate Earth Day 2008
News story originally written on April 18, 2008

People around the world are celebrating. Why? Because Earth Day is April 22!

On Earth Day, people show their appreciation for our home planet in many ways. Some have Earth Day parties. Others attend environmental rallies. Still others organize recycling and clean up natural areas.

Earth Day helps people remember to make decisions and pass laws that are healthy for the Earth. For example, Earth Day has helped people understand how important recycling is for keeping the environment clean. Earth Day is also a time for learning about the impacts of climate change and how people can make a positive impact on the planet.

The Earth is a unique planet. It has supported life for billions of years. As our human population continues to grow, the natural resources that we use deplete. Recognizing this, many people are doing all they can to clean up after themselves and use Earth's resources wisely - doing all they can to live sustainably.

So celebrate Earth Day, recycle those milk jugs and old homework assignments, don't litter, plant a tree, and appriciate your planet!

Last modified April 18, 2008 by Lisa Gardiner.

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