Earth Day – 22nd April 2014

Earth Day 2013Every year on the 22nd April, over a billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day. From San Francisco to San Juan, Beijing to Brussels, Moscow to Marrakesh, people plant trees, clean up their communities, contact their elected officials, and more—all on behalf of the environment.

Like Earth Days of the past, Earth Day 2014 will focus on the unique environmental challenges of our time. As the world’s population migrates to cities, and as the bleak reality of climate change becomes increasingly clear, the need to create sustainable communities is more important than ever.

Earth Day 2014 will seek to do just that through its global theme: Green Cities. With smart investments in sustainable technology, forward-thinking public policy, and an educated and active public, we can transform our cities and forge a sustainable future.

The Earth Day campaign has seen over one billion ‘acts of green’ since it began. Activities include everything from washing laundry in cold water and riding a bike instead of driving, to planting a garden and volunteering with a community clean-up.

This is where you can make a difference – whether you switch off lights in rooms that are not being used, fill the kettle for only the water you need, take a shower instead of a bath or insulate your loft, carrying out these simple measures will help make a difference to your carbon footprint.

To register an event, join a local campaign or make a pledge by visiting the Earth Day website.

Do your bit on Earth Day and beyond. Together, these actions add up to something big.