Earth Day: Giving Back To The Planet

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Updated: 4/22 11:16 am

People throughout Central Kentucky will join over a billion people in 180 different countries to celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, all by giving back to planet Earth.

Earth Day first started in 1970 and was created to increase public awareness of environmental problems. Now, it’s officially celebrated each year on April 22nd.

Earth Day is credited with starting the environmental movement in the United States and each year people all over get together to help cleanup the environment.

Events are scheduled throughout Central Kentucky for people to help do their part in giving back.

One of the biggest Earth Day events will be happening in the cities of Frankfort, Lawrenceburg, Harrodsburg, Irvine, Lancaster, Stanford and Winchester will be participating in “Main Street Clean Sweep* where volunteers along with city employees will come together downtown to pick up litter along the city's main streets.

Also in light of the holiday, Best Buy stores will be also recycling used electronics for free, regardless of where or when it was purchased.

Specific Events In Lexington: 

  • 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.
    The Lexington Habitat for Humanity will be out along Southland Drive to cleanup trash that has been dumped on the road. After the clean up, volunteers will be able to have some fun on ReStore's Recycled Mini-Golf course.

  • 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.
    A community group will be meeting at Veteran's park to help clean up trash that has been dumped at the park. 

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