Earth Day In The United States
This is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, which started in Ohio and has now spread around the world. President Obama’s Earth Day message emphasizes that it is not about laws, it is about every individual.
President Obama issued an Earth Day message with a challenge: He wants you to take action. While Washington has its place, Obama argues that the environmental movement is not about the laws that are passed, but about citizens coming together to make demands for the Earth. It can be as simple as riding the bus or the subway to work, making your home more energy efficient, or organizing your neighbors to clean up a nearby park.
You can see this message in the following video:
Americans are encouraged to sign the Earth Day 2010 Climate Declaration to demand a comprehensive climate bill from Congress. Arts for the Earth is reaching out to artists worldwide to raise environmental awareness through the medium of art.
Earth Day in Canada
Earth Day Canada is a national environmental communications organization mandated to improve the state of the environment by empowering Canadians to achieve local solutions. Local organizers are provided with resources to help arrange activities and events that will raise awareness.
Earth Day in Langley, British Columbia
One local activity that will use the medium of art to heighten environmental awareness is a poetry reading on earth goddesses and climate change that will take place on Earth Day itself, that’s Thursday April 22.
Local poet Susan McCaslin and Ontario poet Penn Kemp will be giving readings to celebrate Earth Day and National Poetry Month. This will be held in the Fort Gallery, 9048 Glover Rd., Fort Langley, from 7 to 9 pm.
The artist, Susan J. Falk, whose exhibition, Equine Persuasion, continues at the Fort Gallery until April 25, will also be present. Posters of the exhibition are on sale and partial proceeds of the exhibition are being donated to Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association, a local charity that provides therapeutic riding to special needs children. It should be an evening not to be missed.