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For nearly 50 years, Earth Day has been celebrated on April 22. This day shines a spotlight on our environment and what we can do to protect it to safeguard our future and future generations. This year’s theme, Environmental and Climate Literacy, brings focus to a commitment to educate students and communities nationwide about environmental issues and how everyone can help our planet thrive.

The easiest way we can help our planet all year is to recycle! The United States Environmental Protection Agency shows there are more ways to recycle than just with bottles, cans and paper. Not only does recycling help our planet, it saves money, so don’t forget to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle for a cleaner, greener tomorrow. We’re celebrating Earth Day this year with programs happening throughout the system with many of the supplies coming from recycled materials:

Earth Day Make-n-Take Craft April 16 to April 22
Makers Gonna Make Monday, April 17 at 3pm
Earth Day Wind Chimes Friday, April 21 at 4pm
Earth Day Make-n-Take Saturday, April 22 (All Day)
Earth Day Craft Saturday, April 22 at 10:30am
Earth Day Jewelry Saturday, April 22 at 3:30pm

A BCLS library card provides free access to Going Green: Your Healthy Planet, a database containing resources concerning endangered species, climate change, alternative energies, and more to educate the community about these issues. Learn how making small changes to daily life can limit your carbon footprint and take steps to a sustainable future with books found in our catalog: