As part of effort to celebrate World Earth Day on April 22, 2016 all across the globe, in big cities to small villages and everything in-between, people are organizing, demanding climate action, cleaning up their local communities, meeting with their elected officials, planting trees, and teaching their children to protect our planet.
In a release that was sign by the Kathleen Rogers, the president of Earth Day Network said that millions of people in dozens of different countries will become lifelong environmentalists this and every Earth Day
“Hundreds of thousands will be children – our planet’s future. They will join the more than 1 billion people who already use Earth Day to focus on the urgent need to stabilize and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, fight climate change, act locally, become climate voters, and protect their children’s futures.”
Roger said that the year Earth Day Network is focusing on the urgent need to plant new trees and forests worldwide.
“Throughout the year, EDN sponsors takes part in tree plantings across the world. As we begin the four year count down to Earth Day’s 50th anniversary in 2020, Earth Day Network is pledging to plant 7.8 billion trees worldwide – one for every person on Earth”, he said.
“We have no higher priority this year than to make sure the United States, China, India, the EU, and all the largest CO2 emitters sign the Paris Agreement.
According to him, “EDN has launched a petition calling on world leaders and what we need to prove that what happened in Paris last December was not all talk, we need to take action. Signing the Paris Agreement this Earth Day at the United Nations is just the beginning,” Rogers said. “That, coupled with our global activities, will make this the largest, most significant Earth Day in years. And it’s the perfect
start in our countdown to Earth Day 2020, our 50th!”
The Earth Day’s legacy is the largest and most active citizen
engagement campaign on Earth.