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April 22, 2010 is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. The first Earth Day, in 1970, marked the beginning of what we now know as the modern environmental movement. Earth Day is a day for environmental awareness. Hundreds of thousands of environmental activists join together in public spaces all across the globe to remind us that we must take care of our planet.

Check out these previous IndyKids articles to learn more about the environment and what you can do to help protect it.

Learn about where our trash comes from and where it goes:
“Who is Responsible for Trash?”

News about the United Nations Climate Summit in December, 2009:
“No Clear Solution Reached at Climate Summit”

Earth’s Hot Year: 2009:
“Hot Year”

Book review, “The New 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth”:
Book Review

How to set up a classroom green team:
“Make a Classroom Green Team”

More about Earth Day:
“Protecting Our Environment”

Learn about a career in environmental science:
Someday You Could Be An: Environmental Scientist

Learn about what you can do for Earth Day this year.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Earth Day Network