April 21, 2012 5:00 AM

Earth Day celebrations show area’s devotion to planet

National Earth Day was founded in 1970 by U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin when a call for national awareness of the deterioration of the environment resulted in Americans taking to the streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment. Today the movement is celebrated annually in April with recycling efforts and the promotion of products that don’t damage the planet.

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