(WSVN) - Worldwide celebrations are taking place in honor of Earth Day.

More than a billion people and more than 90 countries recognize Earth Day.

The eco-friendly holiday started back in 1970 over growing concerns about air pollution.

There are many ways to participate, like planting a tree and helping your community.

The following events will be held in South Florida on Friday:

Broward County libraries will be hosting a beach cleanup and storywalk at Bernice P. Oster Branch, located at 1301 South Ocean Drive in Hollywood, from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday.

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