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NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a unique view of Earth from the spacecraft’s vantage point in orbit around the moon. Image Credit: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University

Welcome to Earth Day 2016. The image above comes courtesy of NASA’s #24Seven event occurring across various social media outlets. We’ve seen spectacular sunrises and moonrises, but how often do you get to see an Earthrise? I find this perspective refreshing. There are so many breathtaking views in their feed that it might be a crime against nature to miss out. If you’re feeling especially industrious, you might also try participating in a local Earth Day event. Not sure where to find one? Let Google Maps help you out (sort of).

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North America has grown!

Google Maps seems to be a bit confused as to what constitutes North America, but I have faith that you savvy readers can locate it. If you can’t make it to an organized event, there are still the old standby’s: recycle, plant a tree; walk, bike or take public transportation to work (if you don’t live in a backwards town like KC); use a fabric bag to grocery shop rather than paper or plastic, go vegan (meat- and dairy-free) for at least one day per week, drink from a reusable water bottle, use a reusable coffee cup, purchase local produce. From the tech side, monitor your energy use by adding the Earth Mode Google Chrome extension to your browser.

I would be remiss in not including one of my favorite Earth songs.

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