Preschoolers celebrate Earth Day outdoors

(CBS42)
(CBS42)

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1366674051&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4027841&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1366674051 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Some preschoolers in Alabama have been learning about recycling and where there food comes from.

The students at The Capitol School in Tuscaloosa celebrated Earth Day by getting into the garden.

They planted flowers, trees, fruits and veggies.

The day is meant to raise awareness about environmental concerns.

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 is credited with starting the modern environmental movement.

Later in 1970, the government passed an expanded Clean Air Act and created the Environmental Protection Agency.

One of the biggest challenges in recent years has been deciding how to combat climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.

Earth Day is now observed by a billion people in 180 nations.

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