Earth Day attendees voice their opinions

Earth Day is a time to celebrate and enjoy a whole array of legendary bands, like the Roots, Sting, Jimmy Cliff, and many more. It is also a day specifically dedicated to shining a light on the climate change debate.

For some though, the whole orchestra of live musical performances and dancing in the sunshine doesn't do much to actually help the cause or add anything to the debate. On the other hand, some were hopeful for the future and for the next generation of youth.

Whether a cynic or a supporter of Earth Day, yesterday's event on the National Mall at least brought thousands together. This video I shot for the Washington Post shows some of the scenes and moments, as well as some of the opinions voiced yesterday.

Also, check out a photo gallery with some of the photographs shot by staffers from the Post:
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