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388146 01: A protester holds a sign at an Earth Day rally April 22, 2001 in front of the United Nations in New York City. Dozens of activists marched from Times Square to the United Nations where speakers denounced the current Bush administration's environmental policies. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Newsmakers)

Today is Earth Day. Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. If you’re interested in learning more about the history of Earth Day and how and why it was created, CLICK HERE.

In the meantime, to celebrate Earth Day in and around Boston, there are several events planned. You can partake in a clean up, go on a tour and attend a festival. Below are the list of some of the events going on this weekend.

  • Annual Earth Day Charles River clean up

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  • Chelsea tree planting

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  • Harvard Earth Day festival

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  • Fossil Fuel Freedom Tour

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  • Eastie Earth Day clean up

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  • Newton Earth Day festival

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  • Forest bathing at the Arnold Aboretum

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  • Mushroom Foraging

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  • Speak for the trees walkathon

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