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Earth Day is Sunday, April 22

Enjoy the Earth and celebrate Earth Day by recycling.

Don't forget! Sunday is Earth Day. Do something nice for Mother Earth! Go for a walk and pick up items for recycling or work in the yard. Enjoy the nature that surrounds you!  Earth Day dates back to 1970 and has gained prominence in recent years with the discussion on global warming and such.  As inhabitants of our beautiful planet, it is up to us to keep it clean and "green".  One way we can all do this is to recycle.  In our city of Temple Terrace, there is a big recycling effort.  If you are not already participating, all you have to do is call the city and they will deliver recycling bins to your home and you just fill them and put them out on your appointed day.

When we moved into our home about 6 years ago, that is one of the first things we did.  Our children and grandchildren all understand the importance of recycling.  One of my favorite stories is of a grandson who was visiting us a little before his parents arrived and we explained the importance of recycling to him.  His mom arrived and was going to throw out a beverage can and he gave her "the speech".  "Grandma is saving the planet for her grandchildren" and "that's me" he added.

Children are the best way to get the point across to the future generations.  We can ALL do a little to make a BIG difference!  So, let's all "reduce-reuse-recycle!  Happy Earth Day Earthlings!

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