Fairfax County leaders and community members discuss protecting the environment

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Each year when Earth Day approaches many reflect on how we can do better to take care of mother earth. Fairfax County residents and government officials say they all play a part in order to make a difference.

In recent efforts to move in a greener direction, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors created an Environmental Task Force and other green initiaves to look at ways of being more environmentally friendly.  Small Fairfax County groups like Our World Long Lived spends its weekends picking up trash from the area’s trails.

“We believe in taking care of Fairfax County and taking care of our environment in Fairfax County, it’s important for our government, its important for members of the community,” said Sharon Bulova, Chairman of Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. 

“Government can make rules and policies and that’s wonderful, but at the end of the day we have to kind of follow those and help those be enforced, so I think every action that we make every day has a really big impact that we just can’t see,” said Marie Kleimann, leader of Our World Long Lived environmental group. 

Earth Day was founded in 1970 as a way to support protecting the environment. 

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