Earth Network News

Earth Day 2008 is shaping up to be the biggest yet! We are approaching our goal of 1,000 campus events! From the national Mall in Washington DC, and major events in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, & Miami to millions participating in the Call for Climate. From Togo to Buenos Aires people are mobilizing to make their voices heard this Earth Day.

On Earth Day, April 22nd, you can help send a loud and clear message to Congress. Help get as many concerned people as you can to call Congress at 202-224-3121 to tell their Representative or Senator that they want tough action on climate change.

Here are some ways you can help:

  • On Earth Day, organize volunteers on your campus to help generate calls to congress. Use banners, tables, posters, or fliers to encourage people to call while walking between classes. Ask your professors to allow you to make an announcement before class or get there early and write a message on the board.
  • Contribute an op-ed to your campus or local newspaper. We have templates for you to use so all you’ll have to do is fill in the local details and submit. Contact your regional organizer for help or for a copy of the template.
  • Hand-deliver one of our celebrity PSA’s to your campus or local radio station. By hand delivering a copy, you will greatly improve the odds that it will be played!

Current options include:

  • Collect signatures for Earth Day Network’s Sky Petition.

Earth Day network wants you to have Live Earth short films at your Earth Day event! Live Earth will send you a special DVD produced only for Earth Day event organizers – it will have a selection of 8 of the Live Earth short films. Sign up here by April 17th and you’ll receive a free DVD in the mail in time for Earth Day!Ear