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Learn about Earth Day and Environmental Justice

About how Earth Day and EPA started in 1970
It may be hard to imagine that before 1970 a factory could spew black clouds of toxics into the air or dump tons of toxic waste into a nearby stream, and that was perfectly legal! They could not be fined or taken to court to stop it. Read more | What's EPA's role today?

Learn about Environmental Justice
Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.


 Teach Others about the Environment

At local schools
What better way to spend Earth Day than to teach environmental protection at your local school?!

Not sure what to say? We've got lesson plans already developed

Within your community
Give a talk or arrange a roundtable at your local town hall, place of worship, food coop.

EPA for Citizens will help you to talk to your family, your co-workers and neighbors about how you can work together to make your community a healthier place to live!


Share what YOU are doing for Earth Day and your thoughts on environmental protection

It's Our Environment blog
Join the conversation. Follow our blog and share your thoughts what the environment means to you. All EPA blogs.

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Share your thoughts and ideas on the environment.


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