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Happy Earth Week

On April 22, 1970, approximately 20 million Americans took to the streets, college campuses, and city centers to protest environmental pollution and demand a new way forward for our planet. The first Earth Day was a response to communities in crisis; environmental disasters like oil spills and increasing air pollution were causing public health problems across the entire nation. The link between the environment and public health was clear, and communities called for change. The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of monumental environmental laws.

Earth Day is now celebrated by communities around the world, with each year bringing a new environmental focus. For the 53nd year of Earth Day, communities are called to invest in our planet.

Are you looking for ways to give back this Earth Week? Join us at one of our community events below!

How is the City of Burien protecting the environment and promoting sustainable actions?

The City of Burien is dedicated to protecting the environment and promoting sustainable actions through programs and policy. Some of the City’s most notable accomplishments are:

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