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COVID-19 impacts local Earth Day events

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Earth Day looks a little different this year as much of the world is in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Back here in Springfield, environmental groups are doing what they can to spread awareness virtually. 

While COVID-19 has put temporary halt on our daily lives, but in return, it’s provided a temporary remedy to common environmental issues.

The City of Springfield’s Environmental Services is challenging people to celebrate 12 Days of Earth Day with virtual competitions and a variety of activities and tips. You can find all their videos at

The White River group of the Sierra Club is also doing similar activities, going live on Facebook to teach folks how to get active and strive for 100% clean energy in Springfield. 

More people inside means less air pollution, and more time for folks to recycle, plant a garden and reconnect with nature. 

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