Get Into the Act for Earth Day

Earth Day, April 22, 2014, gives us a chance to reflect on our world and the importance of conserving its resources and protecting its beauty. Here’s some facts and tips to help you get into the Earth Day spirit.

1. The day began as a "teach-in" on conservation issues on April 22, 1970.
2. The positive response to 1970’s Earth Day led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.
3. More than 1 billion people will take part in Earth Day activities in 2014.
4. Recycling employees more than 3 million people in the U.S.
5. Recycling uses less energy than incinerating or burying materials.

If you’re looking to get involved with Earth Day, consider:

1. Joining a local highway, street or park clean-up project.

2. Check local community centers and schools for Earth Day programs and presentations.

3. Check with local environmental groups to see what they have planned.

4. Take your family and friends to a wilderness preserve, forest or park to enjoy the wonders of the Earth.

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