NASA Celebrates Earth Day with #NoPlaceLikeHome Event.
There is #NoPlaceLikeHome, says NASA this Earth Day, April 22. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is asking the global online community to share pictures and videos on social media that show there is no place like home – planet Earth.
April 22nd marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. More than 1 billion people in 192 countries will take actions on Earth Day events this year, making it the largest environmental civic action in the world. Through Earth Day and our year round programs, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement.
This year’s Earth Day theme, It’s our turn to lead™ is focused on delivering millions of voices to push global leaders to take action on climate change, the environment, and the connection between poverty and climate change. Earth Day is a stepping stone on the road to Paris, where the world’s leaders will meet to sign a global treaty on climate change
NASA’s Earth Day #NoPlaceLikeHome project seeks to get us involved in highlighting the great diversity of the places, landscapes and ecosystems of our home planet. Participants are invited to post photos and videos that answer a simple question: What is your favorite place on Earth?
Images can be shared using the hashtag #NoPlaceLikeHome on Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Facebook, Google+ and Flickr. Leading up to Earth Day, NASA will participate by posting its own images and videos.
NASA’s mission includes exploring beyond Earth and using the vantage point of space to improve our understanding of the most complex planet we’ve seen
yet. The agency’s Earth-observing satellites, airborne research and field campaigns are designed to observe our planet’s dynamic systems – oceans, ice sheets, forests and atmosphere – and improve our ability to understand how our planet is changing and could change.