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We wish you a Happy Earth Day on Sunday. Pick up some trash, walk instead of drive, buy local products, recycle ~ Do something nice for Mother Earth!

Did you know?: (info reused courtesy of Wikipedia)

** Earth Day, held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment, is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year.

** The theme of 2012 Earth Day is “Mobilize the Earth.”

** The name and concept of Earth Day was allegedly pioneered by John McConnell in 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco. Earth Day was first observed in San Francisco and other cities on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere.

** A separate Earth Day was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970.

** While this April 22 Earth Day was focused on the U.S., an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations.

** Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues.

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