Earth Day: Parade for Our Children’s Future

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Published: Apr. 23, 2022 at 6:30 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - In celebration of Earth Day, the young and young at heart came together at Pioneer Park Saturday with one thing in mind: to preserve the planet.

“Our Children’s Tomorrow” was the theme of a 1-mile Earth Day Sidewalk Parade. It was hosted by The Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition.

Children of all ages dressed as animals and globes, holding hand-painted signs of marine life and messages on the importance of protecting the Earth.

After the parade, young attendees participated in games, made crafts from recyclables, and learned how to plant their own trees.

Many local organizations presented on the different types of recycling and Earth preservation. A West Valley Senior, Megan King, participated in the event to make sure people know they can help make a change. King is the head of public affairs for the Climate Defense League at West Valley and told us, “If you want to help then it’s never too late. We can make a difference, a change, and make the Earth healthy.”

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