Groups all around the Northwoods celebrate Earth DaySubmitted: 04/22/2017

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NORTHWOODS - People often reflect on what they can do to help the environment on Earth Day. 

There were several Earth Day-related events going on in the Northwoods on Saturday.

One group hosts a fair every year to try and inform people on ways they can live a more environmentally-friendly life.

Sustainability Northwoods hosted its seventh annual Earth Day Fair at Nicolet College.

"We always have it on Earth Day every year and so we just like to have this time to recognize and celebrate sustainability in the Northwoods," said event organizer Ann Eshelman.

The goal of the event is to educate people on how they can live a more sustainable life. There were several workshops throughout the day about topics including solar energy and natural alternatives to common household items.

"We have a nice array of different businesses and different organizations and they are all here for people to meet and talk to," said Eshelman.

People could also help paint a mural for the Rhinelander Food Pantry.

While the fair was mainly inside, a group of Rhinelander kids decided to go outside to pitch in for Earth Day this year.

A relatively new Girl Scout Troop spent part of their day picking up litter Saturday.

Troop Leader Brenda Feck says they wanted to teach the girls about the harm littering causes.

"I think it's important to learn that, young, that you have to take care of where you live," said Feck.

Feck says time was also spent teaching the kids how Earth Day came to be and why it is important. Feck says the girls will earn a badge for their work today.

"I think it's good for them to get out here and clean it up because then they can see that not everybody cares as much as they should about littering," said Feck.

Feck says the troop plans to do many more outdoor activities in the future.

If you want to learn more about the new Girl Scout Group email amandalukas33@yahoo.com.

Story By: Dakota Sherek

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