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Earth Day, 22nd April 2010

21 April 2010

22nd April 2010 is Earth Day.

Since 1970, Earth Day has activated individuals and  organisations annually to strengthen the collective fight against man’s exploitive  relationship with the planet. Ever increasing human activity has  negatively impacted the planet’s health and the need to readjust our relationship with  the earth has never been so great.  But from these challenges has arisen an unprecedented opportunity for our generation – an opportunity for innovation and investment that will catalyze a sustainable clean energy economy.

The Earth Day 2010 campaign aims to combat climate change by driving substantive behavioral change and channel quantifiable action on behalf of the environment.

Many botanic gardens in the US (where Earth Day originated) are celebrating Earth Day 2010:

Look out for ways your local botanic garden is celebrating Earth Day and join the billions of people worldwide celebrating Earth Day and pledging to live in a more sustainable way.
 
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Earth Day
Earth Day Network was founded on the premise that all people have a moral right to a healthy, sustainable environment. Their mission is to broaden, diversify and mobilise the environmental movement worldwide through a combination of education, public policy, and activism campaigns.

The International Year of Biodiversity
The United Nations declared 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity. It is a celebration of life on earth and of the value of biodiversity for our lives. The world is invited to take action in 2010 to safeguard the variety of life on earth: biodiversity.

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