40th Anniversary of Earth Day Approaches

April 16, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

Next week is Earth week. If you happen to be in Washington, DC, visit the booth that the Population Institute and Population Media Center will have on the National Mall. It will be in place from April 17 through April 25.

Many thanks to Bob Walker and Population Online for this article. To subscribe to Population Online, visit www.populationinstitute.org.

To see detailed plans for Earth Day, visit http://www.earthday.net/earthday2010.

April 22, 2010, will mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. In preparation for this year’s observance, environmental groups around the U.S. are gearing up to warn the public that “the world is in greater peril than ever.” The largest U.S. celebration will be in Washington, D.C. on the nation’s mall, where hundreds of organizations will set up exhibits. Dozens of artists will perform during the weeklong celebration (April 17-25) that is expected to attract hundreds of thousands people. As part of this year’s celebration, individuals, businesses, and communities around the country are being asked to register and perform one billion “acts of green.”

The Population Institute, in partnership with the Population Media Center, will ask people on the mall to take the 40th Earth Day Population Quiz, which will feature ten questions designed to educate participants about population growth and its impact on biodiversity, climate change and the human condition. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, world population has grown by 84%–adding 3.1 billion more people to the planet.

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