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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 springfieldmo.gov/earthday.

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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