Celebrating Our Planet

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In celebration of Earth Day, the twin cities are urging residents to live greener. For the 12th year in a row Bryan and College Station hosted Planet Earth Celebrations.

Residents and city volunteers gathered on Main Street in downtown Bryan. Folks got to enjoy food, environmental-friendly crafts, dance performances, as well as informative presentations.

A number of activities and booths were sponsored by Texas A&M, Keep The Brazos Valley Beautiful, and BVISMA.The annual event promotes conservation and recycling through demonstrations and displays.

Organizers say the goal is to give people simple ideas on how they can help improve our planet throughout their daily routines.

Eric Zaragoza from Bryan Waste Reduction said the results are quickly seen.

"It will benefit the community, where it will lower the amount of waste and trash that goes into our landfills," Zaragoza said.

Local festivities held Saturday coincided with other national observances of Earth Day.