We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. — Native American Proverb
Small acts of green can make a big difference! Imagine what a billion acts would do…
What did YOU do for Nature today?
A viral campaign to celebrate Earthy Day will see about 500 communities hosting simultaneous picnics around the world.
In a gesture meant to reconnect people to the earth, Picnic for the Planet will see groups across Canada, the US, the UK, Colombia, France, Singapore, Romania and Mexico grab a patch of grass and eat, literally, off the land.
Interested picnickers can join existing groups on social networking site Meetup.com, or start their own local outing.
The event is organized by the NatureConservancy, an environmental group that spans the US and the 32 countries.
The group is also challenging picnickers to host events in a variety of categories, like largest picnic, coldest, highest altitude, cleanest, northernmost, southernmost, and most remote picnic.
To green your dinner plate, the Nature Conservancy offers a few straightforward tips: learning more about what’s in the food; eating local; eating seasonal ingredients; consuming more fruits and vegetables and less meat; and eating sustainableseafood.
Earlier this month, Greenpeace USA released a scorecard rating major grocery chains for their record on seafood sustainability and ranked Safeway the top retailer,http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/en/campaigns/oceans/seafood/
Some key links
- Google Doodle Celebrates Earth Day (femaleimagination.wordpress.com)
- Earth Day celebrated with a Google doodle: 10 things you need to know (mirror.co.uk)
- Earth Day Freebies: The Best Free Earth Day 2011 Promotions (PHOTOS) (huffingtonpost.com)