Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Earth Day

A month from today (April 22) is Earth Day. Will you be a silent observer or an active participant?

Created in 1970, the first Earth Day is considered by many as the birth of the environmental movement.

Earth Day 2011 is being organized around the theme of: A Billion Acts of Green. The concept is to get one billion pledges from individuals, organizations and corporations to live and act sustainably. The target date for registering these billion pledges on the A Billion Acts of Green website is the Earth Summit in Rio in 2012.

Elements of the 2011 Earth Day campaign include:

Athletes for the Earth: gathering the voices of Olympic and professional athletes to create greater awareness worldwide for the environmental movement.

Trees for the Earth: efforts to support global reforestation.

Women and the Green Economy (WAGE): engaging women leaders in the creation and development of a global green economy.

Creating Climate Wealth: a gathering of 200 of the world's most successful entrepreneurs to generate ideas on how to solve climate change and create a green economy.

You can donate money to the cause, help power the movement through your social networks, and register your own company or local events at the Earth Day 2011 website.

Whatever you do.....don't be a passive observer. Join the millions of others making a difference for Planet Earth on April 22nd.

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