Why do we need Earth Day?
Because it works! Earth Day broadens the base of support for environmental programs, rekindles public commitment and builds community activism around the world through a broad range of events and activities. Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. More than a billion people participate in Earth Day events and campaigns every year. This year it's your turn to celebrate.
Read more about the Earth Day movement, its history : http://www.earthday.org/earth-day-history-movement
To celebrate Earth Day we are releasing details of a new book:
Facing up to Global Warming
What is going on and how you can make a difference
Written by Professor Nick Gray, who is the Director of the Trinity Centre for the Environment and a member of the Botany team at Trinity College Dublin. The book is published by Springer (New York) and is due out this summer.
To find out more about the book, look at its new website http://www.ournewclimate.com