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By Mike Finney
DOVER — U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and White House Council on Environmental Quality chair Brenda Mallory spent Earth Day touring a couple college campuses.
With highs in the low 70s and just-popping spring blooms, Mother Nature did her part Friday, producing a perfectly temperate day to visit Delaware State University’s Early Childhood Laboratory School and Delaware Technical Community College’s Terry Campus.
“It’s an honor to host Chair Mallory here in the First State. This Earth Day, we’ve had the chance to talk with young Delawareans about the need to safeguard our environment and take care of our planet,” said the Democratic senator, who chairs the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
“When I led (Ms. Mallory’s) confirmation process in the Senate, I said President (Joe) Biden couldn’t have picked a better person for the job — and she has demonstrated that with her outstanding leadership on tackling our climate crisis and advancing environmental justice for our nation.”
The two dignitaries started the day at Early Childhood Laboratory School, where they spoke to children and joined an Earth Day activity that taught them to plant fruit and vegetable seeds and about the connection between the food people eat and the environment.