Events and Entertainment
Sir Paul McCartney and his family launched a campaign urging people to reject meat and go vegetarian once a week to help combat climate change.
Together with his daughters Stella and Mary, his son James, and other A-list stars including Yoko Ono, Chris Martin, and Sheryl Crow, the former Beatle wants everyone to give up meat on Mondays.
The aim of the campaign, called Meat Free Monday, is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the world's livestock population, thought to be a major cause of global warming.
Today - June 5th - is World Environment Day! Celebrate the wonderful environment we live in and inspire others to do what they can to ensure and protect its beauty.
Hundreds of events and activities are being held to celebrate the day around the world and online.
One event is the worldwide release of the highly anticipated film, HOME (watch it online here), by renowned photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand.
The movie is a collection of breathtaking unique aerial footage from over 50 countries, which will show the state of the planet in natural and urban areas with the goal of inciting people to act. "Home" is more than a documentary with a message, it's a magnificent movie, every breathtaking shot shows the Earth as we have never seen it before.
The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 when over 20 million people across America celebrated and came together to create an awareness all year round. Today, an estimated 500 million people worldwide will celebrate this day on our home planet. The first Earth Day was was celebrated on April 22, 1970 when over 20 million people across America came together to build awareness of the growing environmental crisis. Today, an estimated 500 million people in 175 nations worldwide will observe Earth Day.
It’s nice of us to set aside a commemorative day for our beautiful planet, but really everyday should be Earth Day. There are so many events and ways you can get involved to spread the word.
Every day is Earth Day at Live Earth. But the annual April 22nd holiday is an opportunity for all to show extra appreciation for the planet.
Earth Day is next Wednesday April 22nd! Get involved in your community! Here are some ways you can get involved:
This is a great call to action to not just be eco-conscious one day each year, but to be earth-friendly every day!
The NBA has announced plans for its first ever "Green Week." Running from April 2nd – 10th, Green Week will feature lots of community services programs, auctions to benefit environmental organizations and PSAs featuring actor/environmentalist Robert Redford.
US professional basketball teams are going green!
From April 2nd – 10th, NBA Green Week teams and players will raise awareness of environmental issues by taking part in community services programs, auctions to benefit environmental organizations, and wearing green jerseys. Phoenix Suns star Steve Nash shot a great video for Green Week, as did actor/environmentalist Robert Redford.
The NRDC held a fabulous eco-friendly ball in NYC this week called the “Forces of Nature” gala. The celebrity packed gala was to honor fashion designer Stella McCartney and David Zaslav, CEO/President of Discovery Communications for their work in helping to protect the environment and for being leaders in the environmental industry.The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) held a fabulous eco-friendly ball in NYC this week called the “Forces of Nature” gala.
The celebrity-packed gala was to honor fashion designer Stella McCartney and David Zaslav, CEO/President of Discovery Communications for their work in helping to protect the environment and for being leaders in the environmental industry.