ACSM | Op-Ed: Moving step-by-step with Earth Day— getting physical about the environment

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Since 1970, April 22 has been recognized as Earth Day. Led by U. S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as a day to increase awareness about the environment and to encourage conservation efforts. In 2013, more than 500 million people in 175 countries will observe Earth Day. Throughout the years, Earth Day has played a key role in environmental awareness and action efforts. This year, consider focusing on Earth Day through a new lens. Active Transportation – increased walking and bicycling for transportation— can not only help the environment but also the health of participants. Continue.