The official theme of Earth Day 2014 is Green Cities.
Humanity come to an important decision. Two futures stand before us. We can continue our current path where we rely on outdated electricity grids, inefficient buildings, and dirty power plants, or we can change. We can create greener cities where the solar panels and wind turbines power our homes, where buildings use less energy and save money; where our air and water are cleaner; our quality of life is better, and our economy is stronger. Here’s the thing: this cleaner, more sustainable future is within our grasp. To get there we need to rethink old conventions, improve energy efficiency, and invest in green technology. Most of all we need to stand up for the future we deserve.
Every year on April 22, over a billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day. People plant trees, clean up their communities, contact their elected officials, and more—all on behalf of the environment.
How can we help cities around the world become more sustainable and reduce their carbon footprint? Go to earthday.org/greencities to learn more.
The “Earth Day 2014:Green Cities” campaign aims to help cities accelerate their transition to a cleaner, healthier, and more economically viable future.