Art Journal Emporium Earth Day Inspiration April 21 2016, 0 Comments
April 22nd is Earth Day
An annual worldwide event held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.
Earth Day’s Global 2016 Theme is Trees for the Earth. Over the next five years, as Earth Day moves closer to its 50th anniversary, Earth Day Network embarks on one of the most ambitious goals yet —planting 7.8 billion trees. Our planet is currently losing over 15 billion trees each year (equivalent to 48 football fields every minute). Why Trees? Trees help combat climate change. They absorb excess and harmful CO2 from our atmosphere. In fact, in a single year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the same amount of CO2 produced by driving the average car 26,000 miles. Trees help us breathe clean air. Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark. Trees help communities achieve long-term economic and environmental sustainability and provide food, energy and income. - See more at: http://www.earthday.org/earth-day/earth-day-theme/#sthash.fsI42AI7.dpuf
To celebrate this day, I created a page honoring the theme. I used elements from the April Grab Bag.
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[posted by Jan Nicholas]