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5 Easy Ways to Fight Air Pollution in Honor of World Environment Day

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Just a few weeks after Earth Day is another holiday that encourages people to protect the environment (my favorite kind of holiday). Wednesday, June 5 marks World Environment Day, a day that has been celebrated globally for the past 45 years. If you want to take today as an opportunity to do something good for the Earth, we've compiled a few tips on how to do just that.

First, here's a little background on the holiday. The United Nations founded World Environment Day back in 1974, just four years after Earth Day began. World Environment Day aims to encourage not only awareness of environmental issues, but also to encourage action that will protect the planet, according to the website.