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Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, an event people across the world use to positively contribute to the planet's health and take time to be mindful of the behaviors that cause it harm.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is promoting this year's event through the use of a few educational resources and fun activities that still obey safer-at-home guidelines. For example: The EPA has posted an image that kids and adults alike can color and then put on their window to demonstrate support for the event and celebrating Earth Day at home. 

The image can be found here.

The official website of the event,, has a whole lot planned. Due to current events, the website has developed a 24 hour, online call to action. Interested persons can sign up for digital events taking place across much of the world, especially in North America and Europe.

A question and answer session will be held on the website with Denis Hayes, the man who organized the first Earth Day as a 25-year-old graduate student in 1970.

Earth Day Network has also penned a piece arguing that the planting of a forest can help to prevent the next pandemic. To read the short piece, click here.