Today is Earth Day 2009, April 22, which marks the beginning of The Green Generation CampaignTM which will also be the focus of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2010. With negotiations for a new global climate agreement coming up in December, Earth Day 2009 must be a day of action and civic participation, to defend The Green GenerationTM’s core principles: Family with windmills: Renewable energy for future generations. What are the Earth Day activities? What are the Earth Day facts? What is Earth Day? Is there any Earth Day crafts and Earth Day T-shirts for sale? Read more about Earth Day 2009.
Earth Day activities focuses on the following:
* A carbon-free future based on renewable energy that will end our common dependency on fossil fuels, including coal.
* An individual’s commitment to responsible, sustainable consumption.
* Creation of a new green economy that lifts people out of poverty by creating millions of quality green jobs and transforms the global education system into a green one.
Join The Flaming Lips, moe. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, and more for Earth Day on the National Mall!
Under the umbrella of The Green GenerationTM, thousands of events are currently being planned in schools, communities, villages, towns and cities around the world. As in 2008, on April 19th Earth Day Network will celebrate Earth Day on the National Mall in Washington, DC, plus large-scale volunteer events in New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Denver, Austin, Atlanta, and DC in partnership with Green Apple Festival. We want to make Earth Day a time for meaningful change, so sign up to restore and give back to the community! And after you’re done giving back, celebrate with a free “thank you” concert for all our volunteers!
Earth Day Network’s “Green GenerationTM” campaign is a two-year initiative that will launch in 2009 and culminate on the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2010. Similar to “The Greatest Generation” that confronted the challenge of World War II, who inspired the major societal changes that followed, the Green Generation includes ordinary people who are engaged in individual and collective activities to improve their health, to improve their schools, to participate in building a solution to urgent national and global issues, such as climate change or the world’s water crises.
People are increasingly bound together in a green movement that will no doubt equal or eclipse other monumental changes in social and industrial history. Earth Day Network is joined by many “futurist” writers who believe that history will view this period as the launch of an era devoted to a whole new way of living and doing business sustainably. Earth Day 2010 will mark that beginning of the change.
The Green GenerationTM is open to everyone: people of all ages and all nationalities, consumers who are committed to buying green; community leaders who are focused on greening their communities; parents and teachers who work to provide healthy foods and green schools for their children; those who work in green jobs; academics whose research is focused on innovative products and services; scientists and engineers who develop new green technologies; and governments that seek to implement policies and support research that will build a green economy and healthy population, and the religious community who are committed to a vision of a just, sustainable, green planet. Corporations will play a key leadership role in the Green Generation campaign, particularly those that recognize that their future success is tied to sustainable products and socially just endeavors.
Related links to EARTH DAY:
Earth Day website - www.earthday.net
US Gov Portal for Earth Day - www.earthday.gov
Earth Day TV - www.earthdaytv.net
The 40th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2010 will be recognized by future generations as a turning point for all people worldwide and will mark the beginning of a new era of personal, corporate, and government responsibility for preserving the Earth. Earth Day Network and its Green GenerationTM campaign partners will create and launch a world wide education and media campaign to mark that beginning.Sign our petition!
Our partners in Cleveland, Columbus, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Beijing, and Manila, among others, are planning large events where everyone can participate. Find an event or activity near you!
Members of Clean Up the Philippines campaign will join millions of volunteers around the globe in the celebration of Earth Day.
Volunteers and Members of Kaya Football Club from Sunvalley, Parañaque City will hold their Earth Day tree planting activity on April 21, 2007 at Tanay, Province of Rizal. On the same day, the Rotary Club of Mandaue North together with other Cebu-based environmental organizations will have an Earth Day film showing of the Inconvenient Truth at SM Cinema Theatre, Cebu City.
Members of Clean Up the Philippines campaign are encouraged to support Clean Up the World’s 2007 theme, “Our Climate, Our Actions, Our Future” - joining communities around the world taking action on climate change.
On September 15, 2007, thousands of volunteers are expected to participate in the Clean Up the Philippines Day, a simultaneous nationwide clean up activity held in conjunction with the national clean up month and international Clean Up the World Weekend Celebration.
Clean Up the Philippines campaign is under the banner of Clean Up the World. Supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Clean Up the World is a global environmental initiative which involves more than 35 million volunteers in over 120 countries each year, making it one of the most largest community-based environmental campaigns in the world.
For more information on Clean Up the Philippines visit www.mycleanup.org.
Earth Day Facts
* Earth Day is celebrated during April 22.
* Earth Day was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson.
* Earth Day is celebrated in many countries every year.
* Unofficial Earth Day flag, by John McConnell: the Blue Marble on a blue field.
* As a 16-year-old high school student, Betsy Vogel, an environmental advocate and social activist that enjoyed sewing costumes and unique gifts, made a 4 x 6-foot (1.8 m) green and white “theta” ecology flag to commemorate the first Earth Day.
The Walt Disney Studios will celebrate Earth Day 2009 (April 22nd) with the debut of “Earth,” the first feature-length nature documentary from its new production banner, Disneynature. This amazing new film is from award-winning British producer/director Alastair Fothergill, whose credits include the Emmy and Peabody award-winning “Planet Earth” series (BBC and The Discovery Channel) and “The Blue Planet.” Follows the epic migratory journeys of four animal families as well as the earth’s journey around the sun and the massive influence it has on all life on the planet, from the Arctic spring to the Antarctic winter.