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Earth Day event in Israel
The Ness Ziona event: Ness Ziona's municipal event on Tuesday 22th of April 2013 evening has included star observation, featuring a movie, a lecture and shutting off the lights for an hour. Binyamina’s Solar Garden, meanwhile, held family activities, films and lectures over the course of the day, while Golan Heights residents protested oil drilling within their bounds. Hof Hasharon held various tours and lectures throughout the day and hosted a lights-out hour at 8 p.m.
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Prospect Park’s historic boathouse event: The event started off by interacting with live wild animals: Visitors could meet birds of prey at the raptor demonstration or take a catch-and-release fishing lesson where naturalists teach skills like how to tie a fishing knot, attach bait and cast the line. Then get down in the mud, and give back to the park, by helping to clean the lakeshore and spread mulch. The day ends in a symphony of instruments made of reused and repurposed materials with the “Bash Trash Performance and Parade.”
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Missouri's Earth Day festival
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Facts about Earth Day
- The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970.
- Earth Day was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin who wanted to respond to an oil spill off Santa Barbara, California. President Bill Clinton awarded Sen. Nelson the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1995 for his role as Earth Day founder.
- Every year on April 22, men, women, and children collect garbage, plant trees, clean up coral reefs, show movies, sign petitions, and plan for a better future for our planet.
- The main purpose of Earth Day is to help Earth by decreasing the pollution for one day by doing simple things like recycling plastic objects, turning off unnecessary electricity and to stop using vehicles.
(Based on the video- "Earth Day 2012 Teen")