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Opinion: Earth Day is Over, But There's a Lot More Schools Can Do to Address Climate Change

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Last month, schools across the country celebrated Earth Day, many bringing children and families together to clean parks and plant trees.

That’s excellent, but it’s time to talk about the other 364 days of the year.

We’re not minimizing what happened on that one day. Trees are desperately needed on our hot, blacktop-covered school playgrounds, and parks that welcome children and families matter deeply. But in the face of the rapidly accelerating climate disaster that is already affecting the lives of our students, what happens on one day isn’t enough.

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