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Nacogdoches group celebrates Earth Day

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NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

Across the nation many people celebrated the Earth Day which started 48 years ago after a massive oil spill in California.
Fast forward to today, the conversation revolves on conserving water according to organizers with Resilient Nacogdoches where its widely known that East Texas has an abundant resources of natural water.

"Children grow up knowing that food, you just buy it, but you can grow it. We need water of course for growing gardens. It's something that we all need that awareness of that you just don't go to the store and it's there for you," said Kathy Redman, an organizer.

Resilient Nacogdoches wants the community to know what causes they are advocating for, and explain how each drop, as organizer Redman puts it, counts towards a better environment.

"We know that it's going to be a scarce commodity in the years to come and we're concerned about leaving usable water, portable water, clean water for our children, for our grandchildren in this area," Redman said.

Water is a heavily dependent resource and the children's activities helped reinforce keeping water clean.

"Chemicals mess up the atmosphere and cause the green house effect and all that," said Elle Brown, a 13-year-old participant.

Organizers said some of the things you can do now to help the Earth is by using a reusable water bottle, picking up litter to prevent it from pouring into our lakes and creeks or planting crops in your backyard.

"Anything that contributes to my health and the health of other people, I feel like we can do everyday from the time we get up to the time we go to bed," said George Patterson, an activist.

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