It's one of those days that has a tendency to get lost as times, but it's actually a significant day considering the state our planet is in.

Earth Day was created back in 1970, and while it does get SOME love, it doesn't get near the attention it probably should.

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Every April 22nd, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. It was created as some noticed we weren't treating our planet as we should be in order for it to sustain.

More and more harmful objects to the planet were being introduced to us, we were littering more and more, and a group of people came together feeling the need to do something about it. Thus, Earth Day was born.

There are over 190 countries that participate in Earth Day activities every year to work on making our planet a better place to live, for now, and for future generations.

Across the U.S., cities and states all do different events that they plan and have their communities mobilize and be a part of it. I remember back in school there would be things we could sign up for and be a part of. I'm not sure if that still goes on today, but Amarillo DOES have some events you can be a part of on April 22.

Keep Amarillo Clean will be heading out to neighborhoods all over the city picking up trash found in yards, streets, and parks. If you want to get involved, it's very simple to do. You need to arrive at your local elementary school anywhere between 9 am and 12 pm to be a part of the initiative.

You may be thinking, what is this going to help? According to the group, if every family was able to pick up just one large trash bag worth of stuff in Amarillo, we could completely solve the problem in our city.

I bet it wouldn't take longer than an hour to pick up the trash found in our neighborhoods, and just think about how much you'd be helping not only beautify the city but help the planet survive.

If you want more info on the event, you can get it a Keep Amarillo Clean's Facebook page here.

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