You and the US – Earth Day Newsletter

Welcome to our 2015 Earth Day newsletter.

If you did go on Google today, you will have come across this:

Earth Day

This is because on April 22nd  each year, Earth Day is celebrated all around the world. First introduced 45 years ago, Earth Day reminds us all to show support for environmental protection.

It’s a day to reflect on our planet, our environment and what we can do to help keep them healthy. As you can imagine, this is quite a big project. However, we can all do small things to make sure we play our part. Here are a few things that are easy to do, and if done by everybody will make a difference:

  • Ask your parents to help you plant a tree
  • Ask your family to use less heat and air conditioning
  • Save electricity – switch off the light when you leave the room
  • Save water – close the tap when you brush your teeth
  • Take your own bag to the shop. Reuse plastic bags
  • Try to walk or cycle to school and to your other activities, at least a few times a week
  • Use recycle bins whenever possible
  • Use paper on both sides and do not waste resources. Remember: many things can be reused.
  • Tell your friends, family and teachers about the importance preserving the environment. It is a joint effort, and no one can do it alone

Don’t forget: every little bit helps, and you can make it happen!

If you want to know some more things you can do, click on the image below and have a look at the video which has some more great tips ready for you:

Save Our World

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you know?

The President is already working on protecting all the places we care for so much, and he needs your help to do so. His question to us all is: which natural space will you fight to protect?

Did you go on holidays to the US and really liked a particular place? If so, you can send in a picture of the place you love and care for. Think about where you last visited, or where your friends and family live back home. Do you have a favourite park, river or beach? If you would like President Obama to put his resources into protecting rare species, plants and the environment you love, click here and fill out the form.

Is preserving the environment something you feel strongly about? There are plenty of ways to make a difference but the best way to get started is by being well informed. Therefore, the State Department releases an informative Earth Day poster every year. This year is all about our oceans and the irreplaceable marine life living in them. You can click below to download the poster and learn more about things that pose a danger to oceans, such as pollution that results from treating oceans as garbage dumps, overfishing and much more. (By the way, if you are visiting the Embassy this month, you can view all last year’s posters in the VISA section.)

Earth Day Poster

Get your own Earth Day postcard set!

We are also giving out Earth Day postcards – if you would like us to send you a postcard pack, all you need to do is send us an email (with your name and a return address), letting us know which year was the first Earth Day and what little step you will take to make sure you help protect the environment, for now and for the future.

Please send your answers to: weblond@state.gov