Celebrating Earth Day 22nd April 2017
Earth, it’s our planet, it’s our home.
It’s hard to comprehend its size, the diverse populations, the oceans, the forests, the animals, the climates, the cultures and the languages. It can be overwhelming to consider!
Of course, along with our evolution come challenges too.
Hence the birth of Earth Day over 47 years ago, which called to action over 20 million Americans, to pay more attention to their living environment. This has since resulted in the introduction of the following Acts: Clean Air, Clean Water Act and Endangered Species, and many other ground breaking environmental laws.
The Earth Day Network (EDN) was subsequently born from the launch of the initial Earth Day. It is now the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, with more than 50,000 partners in 196 countries, dedicated to working together to build environmental democracy.
EDN’s mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations.
Earth Day is global with more than 1 billion people now participating in activities each year; it is the largest civic observance in the world.
This year, the EDN is aiming to build awareness of climate change and the unprecedented threat to our planet. This affects each and every one of us, our children, and our grandchildren.
Earth Day 2017 will be all about endeavouring to empower every person with the knowledge as to how we can protect our environment, introduce climate laws and implement more green technologies. The message is to go green!
The EDN is launching Earth Day and Environmental & Climate Literacy Teach-In toolkits that will guide organisations or individuals about how to hold a community event to promote environmental education. Registration is available at the Earth Day website: http://www.earthday.org/earthday/
Be part of the EDN and join their mission to lift environmental issues onto the world stage. It’s worth it to you and the next generation.