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Since before the first Earth Day, 40 years ago, Margaret Atwood explained to TreeHugger, environmentalism has been on a slow journey from the back pages to the forefront of the news—from amateurs on the fringe to near-mainstream acceptance.
Acceptance, however, is not the ultimate goal—practice is far more important.
There are three things, Atwood explains, that anyone can do to help the environment today and, though simple, will bring the world closer to a place where Earth Day becomes irrelevant, because every year will be Earth Year.
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