Every year on April 22, 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. Nothing is more powerful than the collective action of a billion people.
As the global organizer behind Earth Day, Earth Day Network creates tools and resources for you to get involved with Earth Day in your community. Here’s how you can participate:
Find out what your neck of the woods has planned around Earth Day link
Here's Ireland's entry.
ECO-UNESCO has a camp for kids from April 22-25 at the Greenhouse in Dublin. Camp goers will explore the local urban ecology, take weather measurements, investigate city wildlife and discover Dublin’s green spaces. It will include the ECO-Explorers designing Green Cities of the future using drawings and 3D art pieces.