The 40th anniversary of Earth Day is coming up on April 22, 2010 and is providing more opportunities than ever to get involved and participate in Green activities and events. This day, devoted solely to the environment, hopes to bring historic improvements in climate change policy, renewable energy, green jobs and acknowledge individuals who make sustainable commitments in their daily lives. It is an opportunity for everyone to come together and make a change for the better in our world.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJAbATJCugs (Global Warming 101 video)
Earth Day provides many different events and opportunities for people to get involved:
Global Days of Service on April 17th & 18th 2010: Is a day of volunteer actions in communities that focus on climate change solutions like tree planting, forest restoration, energy efficient retrofiets, water protection, and urban gardens.
A Billion Acts of Green: Is the opportunity to register planned community events for Earth Day and also, your individual "Acts of Green." These acts can be anything from buying a hybrid car to planting your own garden.
A Global Day of Action on April 22, 2010: Earth Day Network will be assembling community meetings on climate change in 500 communities around the world and organize 2,000 campus events around the world.
A Global Day of Celebration on April 24, 2010: Earth Day network will organize 40 major city events around the world and an additional 20 events presented by partner organizations in cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Beijing, Tokyo, and Barcelona.