Earth Day 2012

 

This year, Earth Day is being recognized on Sunday, Apr 22. It is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the earth’s natural environment.

Celebrate Earth Day everyday. Do not throw out gently used items and goods that are still working and in great shape. Keep them out of the landfill by donating them. When we donate items, our earth awareness can not only decrease the already exploding landfills but also serve to improve the quality of life for many of our nation’s most vulnerable persons. Let’s all be good stewards of this beautiful place we call our home.

On April 22, more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day 2012 and help Mobilize the Earth™. People of all nationalities and backgrounds will voice their appreciation for the planet and demand its protection. Together we will stand united for a sustainable future and call upon individuals, organizations, and governments to do their part.

Earth Day 2012 Event

Earth Day on the National Mall in Washington DC will be the centerpiece of Earth Day in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of environmentally-conscious people from all walks of life and all parts of the country will be joined by civic leaders and celebrities for this special event to galvanize the environmental movement.

Participants on the National Mall will be standing in solidarity with the millions of people rallying at Earth Day events around the world from Rome to Rio, Beijing to Beirut. Together, we will Mobilize The Earth and build a sustainable future.

Earth Day On the National Mall

  • Free and open to the public
  • Top musical talent
  • Prominent speakers and celebrities
  • Youth rally and voter registration
  • Live news coverage, global webcast
  • Renewable energy demonstrations
  • Non-profit and embassy booths
  • Interactive exhibits

Earth Day on the National Mall 2010 musical headliners included Sting, John Legend, Joss Stone, The Roots, Mavis Staples, Jimmy Cliff, Bob Weir and more. Speakers included James Cameron, Jesse Jackson, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Denis Hayes, Billy Demong, Robert Kennedy Jr. and many others.

Source(s): earthday.org, Wikipedia.

Photo credit: Microsoft Clip Art

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