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Editorial: Do a good deed for dear Mother Earth this week

The annual Earth Day celebration founded to raise awareness of environmental issues and to celebrate our connection with the Earth reached its 50th year of existence today.

What started in the United States has now spread across the globe and includes more than 1 billion people who are involved in various Earth Day activities, according to Earth Day Network.

Though some of the activities for this year’s celebrations will look different worldwide because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still many things we can do individually or with our families to give back to the Earth this year and at any time.

Whether it’s picking up trash on the street or in the lake, riding your bike one day instead of driving your car, recycling a can or bottle, planting a tree in your yard or promoting other similar efforts, the ways to give back to the Earth are endless.

It’s also a great time of year to get out enjoy the world we live in. Go for a walk, spend a few minutes out in nature, buy a plant or plant a garden.

We can all do our part to show our appreciation and love for the Earth, not just on Earth Day, but every day.

 

About Editorial Board

The Editorial Board of the Albert Lea Tribune comprises Scott Schmeltzer, Tim Engstrom and Sarah Stultz.

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