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Earth Day

Earth Day is a day to celebrate the beauty of the environment and to promote its preservation . The first Earth Day was organized in 1970 to highlight the ideas of ecology and respect for life on earth. Today, we reflect on the mounting issues caused by pollution including climate change. Together, we can protect this beautiful world for our children and theirs. The official anthem of earth day, sung to the tune of Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” is:

Joyful joyful we adore our Earth in all its wonderment
Simple gifts of nature that all join into a paradise
Now we must resolve to protect her
Show her our love throughout all time
With our gentle hand and touch
We make our home a newborn world
Now we must resolve to protect her
Show her our love throughout all time
With our gentle hand and touch
We make our home a newborn world