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With just two days to go until Earth Day 2016, it's the perfect time to start thinking about

the planet we live

on - and how to save it.

How should I celebrate?

Here are six ways to mark Earth Day:

Grow your own food (or buy locally-grown produce)

Go paperless

Plant a tree

Stop drinking bottled water

Start carpooling (or take up cycling)

Invest in a solar-powered phone charger

Where is Earth Day celebrated?

All across the Earth, of course!
The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970, in America.
It was founded by former US senator Gaylord Nelson after he saw the enormous 1969 oil spill in Santa
Barbara, California.
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To mark the landmark occasion, a staggering 20million people took part in rallies across the US.
In 1990, the event went global, with 200million people in 141 countries celebrating it, according to the
Earth Day Network.

What is the Paris Agreement?

On April 22, at least 130 countries are set to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change.
The historic agreement, which was adopted by consensus in the French capital in December, will be
deposited at the United Nations in New York in a bid to get other countries to sign up to it.
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It will be open for signature for one year from Earth Day.
According to the European Commission, the agreement sets out a global action plan to put the world on
track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2C.
It is scheduled to come into force in 2020.

Earth Day 2016 Trees for the Earth.

Lets get planting.
Over the next five years, as Earth Day moves closer to its 50th anniversary, were calling on you to help
us achieve one of our most ambitious goals yet were planting 7.8 billion trees and were starting now.
Trees will be the first of five major goals we are undertaking in honor of the five-year countdown to our
50th anniversary. On their own and together, these initiatives will make a significant and measurable
impact on the Earth and will serve as the foundation of a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable planet
for all.
Why Trees?
Trees help combat climate change.
They absorb excess and harmful CO2 from our atmosphere. In fact, in a single year, an acre of mature
trees absorbs the same amount of CO2 produced by driving the average car 26,000 miles.
Trees help us breathe clean air.
Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter
particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.
Trees help communities.
Trees help communities achieve long-term economic and environmental sustainability and provide food,
energy and income.
Plant a tree. Make a donation. Activate your friends and social networks.

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