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Billions worldwide take part in Earth Day

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Every year on April 22nd, over a billion people around the world take part in Earth Day and that includes the thousands of Guamanians here at home. Today, the Guam Environmental Protection Agency even closed operations to conduct a cleanup at the Cella Bay Overlook.

Guam EPA administrator Eric Palacios explained, saying, "We learned recently of a dump site literally right at the steps heading up to the overlook so the negative impacts that that presents to both our tourism industry and our environment are huge so that's something we want to immediately tackle as an agency and give back to Mother Earth."

Palacios encourages everyone to take part in the "One Hour for One Earth" initiative encouraging all agencies, groups and families to take 60 minutes from their day to clean up something. Several activities are still in store for earth month including numerous beach cleanups this weekend. The KUAM CareForce will be sweeping the streets from Ypao to Paseo this weekend from 8am to noon. For more information on the remaining earth month activities visit http://epa.guam.gov
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