Apr 21st, 2012 by Autumn Sunshine
April 22 will mark Earth Day worldwide, an event now in its 42nd year and observed in 175 countries.
Earth Day 2012
The original grass-roots environmental action helped spur the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act in the United States. Gathered here are images of our planet’s environment, efforts to utilize renewable alternative sources of energy, and the effects of different forms of pollution. — Lane Turner and Leanne Burden Seidel
Elephants forage on March 20, 2012 in the Tsavo-east National Park in the wake of a dramatic increase in elephant killings for their prized tusks. Kenya’s estimated 30,000 elephants are under growing risk as incidences of poaching continue to mount despite efforts by the government and international wildlife agencies. (Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images)
Mount Etna spews volcanic ash during an eruption on the southern Italian island of Sicily on April 1, 2012. (Antonio Parrinello/Reuters)
A solar panel stands on the roof of a house in Halliberu, India on January 11, 2012. Across India and Africa, startups and mobile phone companies are developing so-called microgrids, in which stand-alone generators power clusters of homes and businesses in places where electric utilities have never operated. (Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg
A geothermal energy plant taps deep underground heat from the southern San Andreas Fault rift zone near the Salton Sea on July 5, 2011 near Calipatria, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)
Palm trees reflect at the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits on November 23, 2011 in Los Angeles. The popular tourist spot and scientific treasure overflows during heavy rains. Polluted runoff then flows through storm drains to Ballona Creek and the ocean. (Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times/Associated Press)
We’re in a race as these images portray…we find another way to protect our earth and her creatures or we will all die in the mud of uncaring corporatism!
About Earth Day Network
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
I hope we can all keep working and make a difference. The world needs help! Each small step we all make does count, so we can’t stop. The recycling of paper, glass, cans, it all makes a difference. Try to live as green as you can, so many places to find information if you need to. Here’s a very good place to check ~ The Green Guide | National Geographic.
This Earth is our responsibility and this could be the last years if we don’t get moving and think …