Posted by Nicolò Wojewoda 35pc on March 29, 2012
Road to Rio+20 is partnering up with the Earth Day Network, to ensure widespread participation of young people in this year’s Earth Day celebrations, focused on Rio+20. The following is a guest post by Franklin Russell, Director of Earth Day. We’re very excited to be working together on such a massive mobilization!
On April 22, more than one billion people in 192 countries will come together on Earth Day to Mobilize the Earth™ and call for a sustainable future. From Rome to Rio, London to New Orleans, Beirut to Muscat, Kolkata to Jakarta, Beijing to Melbourne, communities everywhere will voice their concerns for the planet and demand change.
With so many key Presidential elections taking place this year and the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) happening this June, 2012 will be critical in shaping environmental policies for the next decade. If we are to avert the worst of climate change and protect our planet, we must raise our voices and let world leaders know that we want a sustainable future, and we want it now.
Join the movement by organizing or attending an Earth Day event in your community and by making a personal commitment to better the environment. Share your pledge by registering it online atact.earthday.org and add your voice to the global referendum calling for change, A Billion Acts of Green®.
Looking for ideas on what to do for Earth Day? Consider organizing a MyCity +20 event or a Rio+YOU gathering. Both activities help educate youth about Rio+20 and provide the tools and resources for students to elevate their voices in the call for sustainability.
To learn more about Earth Day 2012 and find events in your community, check out earthday.org/2012.
Together we can Mobilize the Earth and make a difference.