Since 1970, Canada has been celebrating a National Earth Day. In 2012 we are finding more and more that resources are getting scarce. It is everyone’s responsibility to take action in response to our world’s current environmental state.
So why should YOU participate in Earth Day this year?
Why should you make the effort and pledge?
The earth. It houses us, sustains us, surrounds us.
7 kilograms of textile waste (clothes, bedding, curtains) PER PERSON ends up in landfills every year. That is 7 kilograms of materials you could reuse.
It takes 100 years for aluminum to decompose in the earth.
Join David Suzuki in this interactive video on exponential growth.
Greenpeace challenges Facebook to go green
Greenpeace International is launching a campaign called “Help us Get Facebook to Unfriend Coal,” which has been going on since February and has more than 200,000 enlisted supporters. Greenpeace is urging Facebook to do the following:
1. Commit to stop using polluting coal power,
2. Use its purchasing power to choose only clean, renewable sources of electricity,
3. Advocate for strong climate and energy policy changes at the local, national and international level to ensure that as the IT industry’s energy demand increases, so does the supply of renewable energy,
4. Share this information publicly on its website so its millions of users know the company is a climate leader.”
-Taken from www.mouvment.com
To watch the video click here.
A Skiers’ and Snowboarders’ Perspective on Climate Change
“Within the span of a lifetime, one can observe the planet’s changing climate. Skiers, snowboarders, farmers and climatologists across the world are experiencing the effects of climate change. Ski areas in the Northeast United States are witnessing shorter winters. California’s farmlands are experiencing water shortages. Europe’s glaciers are receding at alarming rates. Generations is a film about the consequences of climate change and shows you what youcan do to make a difference.”
A film by Teton Gravity Research.
To watch, click here.
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