Celebrate Earth Day

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Earth Day (April 22) has its origin story with Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin in 1970. In recognition of the harm from pollution, twenty million Americans demonstrated in different U.S. cities on the first Earth Day. In December 1970, Congress authorized the creation of a new federal agency to tackle environmental issues, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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For more Earth Day history visit https://www.earthday.org/history/.

This year’s Earth Day theme is Invest in Our Planet.

Suggestions on how to get involved can be found at https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2022/.

The University of Hawaiʻi has events planned for Earth Day. See https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2022/03/30/earth-day-2022/

Below are some suggestions you can do to help, courtesy of National Geographic:

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