A ladybug in flight spreads its wings as it flutters from grass blade to grass blade at Rooks Park in Walla Walla, Wash. on April 2, 2012.

Our planet, our home is being neglected. Climate change continues unabated. It seems there’s a new ecological disaster happening almost daily. This Earth Day it’s time to mobilize the planet from the ground up to send a message that the Earth won’t wait!

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.

April 22 will mark Earth Day worldwide, an event now in its 42nd year and observed in 175 countries. The original grass-roots environmental action helped spur the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act in the United States. Check this website to see images of our planet’s environment, efforts to utilize renewable alternative sources of energy, and the effects of different forms of pollution.

Attend a local Earth Day event and join one of our Earth Day campaigns as we collect A Billion Acts of Green® and elevate the importance of environmental issues around the world.

As the 42nd Anniversary of Earth Day approaches, people are becoming frustrated with the failure of governments to take any steps towards protecting and preserving the environment. The Earth Day 2012 campaign is designed to provide people with the opportunity to unite their voices in a call for a sustainable future and direct them towards quantifiable outcomes.

The first Earth Day in 1970 was instrumental in mobilizing public support in towns across the country for the passage of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and other key environmental laws. In the early years of the campaign, Earth Day Network and its partners, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the National Voter Fund, Project Vote, the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP), and other community-based organizations created and implemented a plan to educate and mobilize voters around community development and environmental issues, targeting under-represented communities in the political process and experiencing a deteriorating urban infrastructure.

Educating today’s youth about environmental sustainability has the power to capture the attention of students, teachers, parents, the community, and beyond. Earth Day 2012’s education mission is simple: encourage as many K-12 schools as possible to participate in Earth Day activities that teach the importance of civic and environmental responsibility. With your help we can expand our Educators’ Network, facilitate fun and educational Earth Day lessons and activities, gauge the level of environmental awareness in K-12 schools, and share your inspiring ideas and experiences. Let’s teach our youth that every act has an impact!



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