As Earth Day approaches, the entire team here at The Refinishing Touch is excited to follow the planning and ideas for so many great events planned across the country and the world this Sunday, April 22. From ‘A Billion Acts of Green’ to the rally on the National Mall in Washington D.C., the 42nd Earth Day is set to make history.
One of the best outlets we’ve found for following these major Earth Day events is the Earth Day Network website. Not only does it feature stunning Earth Day images, but it provides informational overviews of numerous Earth Day events and how you can get involved. Here are some of our favorites:
Mobilize the Earth: The overall theme for Earth Day 2012. A bold statement, as described by the Earth Day Network as, “we are mobilizing the planet to simply say one thing: the Earth won’t wait.” The goal is to mobilize billions of people around the world and demand global governmental action to enact renewable energy initiatives, invest in energy efficient technologies, and reduce dependence on strained natural resources. For more on Mobilize the Earth, watch the video below:
A Billion Acts of Green: Already the world’s largest environmental service campaign, over 900 million actions have already been registered. A Billion Acts of Green is a great outlet that encourages individuals and communities to commit to sustainable, environmentally-friendly actions. Visit earthday.org/billion-acts-of-green to pledge your act and help the reach one billion commitments before the United Nations Earth Summit, Rio+20, this June.
Rally on the National Mall: D.C. will become the nation’s Earth Day center this weekend. Hundreds of thousands of people will join together to rally for environmental change. The rally is free and open to the public. It will feature musical performances, speeches, live news coverage, renewable energy demonstrations and more. Visit the webpage here, or RSVP to attend on Facebook.
While we should recognize the importance of preserving our environment every day, Earth Day is one day when everyone can come together with one voice and fight for our planet. To learn more about how you can get involved with the Earth Day events listed above, or to find an event in your city go here.