Earth Day

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Earth Day

Katie Langford

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Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22.  It was first celebrated in 1970, and it now includes events in more than 193 countries. These events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, which is an entire week of activities focused on the environmental issues that the world faces. The first Earth Day celebrations took place in two thousand colleges and universities, roughly ten thousand primary and secondary schools, and hundreds of communities across the United States. It brought around 20 million Americans to events in favor of environmental reform. This day is celebrated by more than a billion people each year, and it is a day of action to change human behavior and provoke policy changes. Though this holiday doesn’t get much attention, people seem to enjoy getting out there to help the environment and it gives them an excuse to get out and do things to better the world