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Monday, 27 April 2015

International Mother Earth Day 2015, April 22.

Columbia Glacier, Alaska, October 2014,
NASA's Earth Observatory.

Тема Дня 2015 года «Пора взять инициативу в свои руки»
 Thème 2015 : « A notre tour de donner l’exemple »
موضوع عام 2015:
❞إنه دورنا للقيادة❝

 Message of the United Nations Secretary-General for the International Mother Earth Day 2015.

The word ‘mother’ holds great power. It evokes memories of the women who gave us life, nurtured us as infants and helped mould us into who we are today. The Earth is the ultimate mother – an astounding planet that has, since time immemorial, supported life in myriad forms. As humans, we outgrow the need for constant maternal care. But we can never outgrow our reliance on Mother Earth. As long as we live, we need air, water, fertile soil and the countless other gifts this planet bestows.
This dependence makes it all the more astonishing that we have allowed rapid and often unwise human development to disrupt so many of the delicate systems that have functioned harmoniously for millennia. We are increasingly aware of the damage our species has wrought – the pollution, the dwindling resources, the species of flora and fauna forever gone, the rush towards tipping points that may alter the way our planet functions. Even with this knowledge, we have yet to change our ways.
But we can change, and 2015 brings a critical opportunity to do just that. This year, the world aims to finalize the post-2015 sustainable development agenda and reach a new and meaningful universal climate change agreement. These processes have the potential to redefine our future for the better, by eradicating extreme poverty in all its forms and resetting our relationship with this planet and every living being it sustains.
But the big decisions that lie ahead are not just for world leaders and policy-makers. Today, on Mother Earth Day, I ask each one of us to be mindful of the impacts our choices have on this planet, and what those impacts will mean for future generations. Not everyone is able to make sustainable choices, but for those who can, simple decisions such as switching to energy-efficient lighting or buying only what you will consume – when accumulated across billions of people – can transform our world. The power to change begins with you.
As a global community, we have the opportunity to make 2015 a turning point in human history. This can be the year our children and grandchildren will remember as when we chose to build a sustainable and resilient future – both for Mother Earth and all those that development has until now left behind. Let us seize this historic opportunity together.

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

Earth Day Network 2015 :  It's our turn to lead - Earth Day's 45th anniversary - could be the most exciting year in environmental history Earth Day Network

 The year in which economic growth and sustainability join hands. The year in which world leaders finally pass a binding climate change treaty. The year in which citizens and organizations divest from fossil fuels and put their money into renewable energy solutions. These are tough issues but we know what’s at stake is the future of our planet and the survival of life on earth. On Earth Day we need you to take a stand so that together, we can show the world a new direction. It’s our turn to lead. So our world leaders can follow by example.

In 2015, let's redefine what progress looks like. It’s Our Turn to Lead.

  2015is the year for ‪‎Climate Action‬ and its ‪#‎ourturntolead‬ -  Earth Day Network

Does what we eat affect climate change? Join us 4/24 at 2pmET for the April ‪#‎FoodDayChat‬ about food & the environment.
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This Earth Day, April 22, NASA is asking people around the world to share pictures and videos on social media that show there is no place like home
For more information on the ‪ "No Place Like Home‬ project ".

#‎NoPlaceLikeHome‬ project

 Public Events, Online Activities

NASA will celebrate the 45th annual Earth Day April 17-22 with a variety of live and online activities to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand and protect our home planet.
NASA uses the vantage point of space to increase our understanding of our home planet, improve lives and safeguard our future. The agency develops new ways to observe and study Earth's interconnected natural systems with long-term data records, shares this unique knowledge, and works with institutions around the world to gain new insights into how our planet is changing.
Earth Day in the Nation’s Capital
  • Friday, April 17 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT) and Saturday, April 18 (noon to 5 p.m.) -- Washington Monument grounds in Washington -- Public Earth Day celebration sponsored by the Earth Day Network featuring NASA exhibits, hands-on activities, demonstrations, and views of Earth from space. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will appear on stage at 3 p.m. on April 18 during the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day event.
  • Tuesday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 22 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) -- Union Station main hall, 40 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Washington -- NASA Hyperwall and Science Gallery exhibits, hands-on activities and demonstrations. NASA scientists will give talks April 22 at the Hyperwall stage following the opening ceremony at 11 a.m., featuring NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan and John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington.
‘Our Planet Earth’ Exhibition
  • Thursday, April 16 through May -- Dulles International Airport, Dulles, Virginia, A Gate AeroTrain Station -- Display of striking large-format satellite images that reveal Earth’s natural beauty and demonstrate how NASA uses data from its fleet of Earth-observing satellites to study our home planet.
NASA #NoPlaceLikeHome Social Media Event
  • Wednesday, April 22 – online -- NASA encourages people all over the world to step outside and celebrate environmental awareness through social media. Share photos or videos of your favorite places or sights on Earth. Post your images to Twitter, Instagram, Vine or Google+ using the hashtag #NoPlaceLikeHome, or to the event groups on Facebook and Flickr. Check in on Earth Day to see what people around the world are sharing. For details on how to participate, visit:
Google+ Hangout: Global Environmental Education
  • Wednesday, April 22 (10 to 11 a.m.) -- online -- The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program celebrates its 20th anniversary on Earth Day with an online conversation with GLOBE scientists and educators around the world. GLOBE, supported by NASA and the National Science Foundation, engages students and the public worldwide in collecting scientific data to advance our understanding of the Earth system and global environment. To join the hangout, visit:
NASA Center Activities
  • April 18-19 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) -- 43063 North 10th St. West, City Park, Lancaster, California -- NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center will provide an exhibit at the Poppy Festival featuring the #NoPlaceLikeHome social media activity, displays on NASA aeronautics and scientific research, and pilot autographs.
  • April 22 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) -- 230 R.T. Jones Road, Mountain View, California – NASA’s Ames Research Center will provide an exhibit on Earth science research at the U.S. Army Reserve’s 63rd Regional Support Command Earth Day Fair free family event.
For more information about NASA's Earth science activities, visit:
Steve Cole
Headquarters, Washington

 Forum : International Mother Earth Day - April 22

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