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Ringing in Earth Day

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BILLINGS - Good Earth Market has been hosting an Earth Day celebration since its doors opened in 1994. Booths at the event feature everything from local produce, to naturally grown brisket, to info about local conservation efforts. But Earth Day is more than just about the food and celebration said Good Earth general manager Perry McNeese.

"It's constant awareness of being more responsible in the way we live. And we celebrate it and it's a reminder for everybody to watch their carbon footprint and recycle," said McNeese.

Rachel Negaard, owner of Negaard's Greenhouse and Produce, traveled from Grass Range, about 100 miles north of Billings, to show off her own wares and ring in the event. She said it's good to promote healthy and natural foods to everyone as part of Earth Day.

I think it's a lot better for them and it hasn't been sprayed with chemicals to preserve it. So they know if they're buying it fresh, local that it's fresh," said Negaard.

Nearly 500 people were expected to attend the Earth Day event.