Today is Earth Day where over one billion people in 192 countries—from Zimbabwe to Albania to Indonesia—take action to protect the planet. They organize demonstrations, contact their elected officials, plant trees, clean up their communities, demand renewable energy targets, and much more. This year’s theme is Green Cities. More than half of the world’s population living in cities. As the urban population continues to grow and the effects of climate change worsen, our cities have to evolve. It is time for us to invest in efficiency and renewable energy, rebuild our cities and towns, and begin to solve the climate crisis. Over the next two years, with a focus on Earth Day 2014, the Green Cities campaign will mobilize a global movement to accelerate this transition.
Earth Day is a day of action; and action is exactly what we need! The environmental challenges of our time are too great and too urgent for us not to march, teach, and rally for a safe, stable climate and a planet where our children can survive and thrive. Let’s make that happen today.
See more at: www.earthday.org
Happy Earth Day 2014!!