Earth Day!

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Earth Day!

Posted on April 22 by caitlyn
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Today is Earth Day.

International Earth Day started in 1990, and today over one billion people in 170 countries participate in this day – six million of whom are Canadian. Earth Day exists to raise awareness about environmental concerns such as pollution, rising world temperatures, melting ice caps etc.

Some of the big events that are happening in Canada for Earth Day are Victoria’s Earth Walk, Edmonton’s Earth Day Festival at Hawrelak Park and Oakville, Ontario’s Waterways Clean-up. If you’re in the area for any of those events make sure that you drop by! Also Google Earth Day and see what events are going on in your neighbourhood.

*side note: Did you play with the Google doodle? You can make it rain!*

The Earth of course needs our attention and appreciation for more than one day a year – just ask Kevin Callan, Darryl Blazino, and André-François Bourbeau, but I’m sure that they would agree with me when I say that Earth Day is a really good start.

To all those who participated in events today to help clean up our planet a huge THANK YOU! And to everyone in general let’s all be better at taking care of our home.

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