48 years ago, on April 22, 1970, millions of people gathered to protest the negative impacts of industrial development. Since then, Earth Day has become a global event where people around the world take part in environmental movements to make the Earth a better place.
This year, in 2018, the Earth Day focus is to end plastic pollution. "From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of our planet." - earthday.org
The time for change is now - Here are some great links for celebrating Earth Day around your community:
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