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Earth Day 2015

Lorax_WallPaper1_1024x768 Our friend the Lorax™ has a lot to say about Earth Day and his efforts to preserve the environment.  After all, the “gruff but loveable” character became the voice of the trees in the classic Dr. Seuss™ story of The Lorax.  The beloved story reminds us that although the Earth cannot speak, we need to speak up and protect our environment.  That's why in 2008, Dr. Seuss Enterprises partnered with Conservation International and Random House Publishing to launch The Lorax Project.  This innovative program was designed to support environmental conservation, including the many animal species that call the Earth home. Earth Day has been celebrated annually on April 22, since 1970.  That makes 2015 the 45th anniversary! Want to know another fun fact?  Earth Day is celebrated in more than 192 countries every year.  That’s a whole lot of people “speaking for the trees”!  Worldwide events are held every year as an effort to protect and preserve the environment.  Organizations like Earth Day Network and even NASA host a variety of different events, from tree planting and garbage pick-up to public seminars. So what can you do to help?  Find out what you can do in your local area.  Organization websites like www.earthday.org has a database of worldwide events right at your fingertips.  You can even visit www.seussville.com/loraxproject/ to see how you can support The Lorax Project.  If you are in search of some family friendly ways to help the environment or celebrate Earth Day, check out our Earth Day Pinterest Board.