1. Saturday, April 22, 2017 is Earth Day!


Five Things You Don't Know About Earth Day:

1. The first ever Earth Day happened in 1970 and about 20 million people participated. Today, more than one billion people throughout the world get involved every year and it's considered the largest civic observance in the world.

2. It was started by a Senator from Wisconsin named Gaylord Nelson, who eventually won the Presidential Medal of Freedom award in 1995 in recognition of his work.

3. The most common way people celebrate Earth Day is by recycling, followed by planting a tree, and cleaning up a local park.

4. Nobody really knows why it's held on April 22nd. But some theories are that it was chosen so that more students would be able to participate, because it fell between spring break and final exams and because it's close to Arbor Day, which is about planting and taking care of trees.

5. It has its own flag that features a blue background and a picture of the Earth taken from the Apollo 17 spacecraft on its way to the Moon

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2. Today ABC 13 is holding an E-recycling event!

Take your unwanted electronics to anyone of these locations:

CompuCycle - 7700 Kempwood DriveAmazing 

Spaces Storage Center - 10830 West Road

Amazing Spaces Storage Center - 9040 Louetta Road

Big Tex Self Storage - 24922 Kuykendahl Rd

Nations Storage - 22300 State Hwy. 249

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3. Sign up to Adopt-A-Beach

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4. The March for Science is tomorrow at Sam Houston Park

"The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The politicization of science, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted."

More info here.

5. Houston Earth Day events

Houston ranked 86th in Eco-Friendly cities, come on we need to step up our game! Get involved in one of Houston's many Eerth Day events

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If you're looking for family-friendly activities this #EarthDay, join us from 10 am - 12 pm at the Arboretum! We'll be...

Posted by Houston Arboretum & Nature Center on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

6. H-E-B to give away 180,000 Reusable Bags for Earth Day!

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7. 30 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day, Every Day

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8. Have a wonderful Earth Day!

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