Green Cameroon’s Message on World Earth Day 2014
Earth Day 2014 – Green Cities
Every year on April 22, over a billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day. From San Francisco to San Juan, Beijing to Brussels, Moscow to Marrakesh, Buea to Johannesburg people plant trees, clean up their communities, contact their elected officials, and more—all on behalf of the environment.
Like Earth Days of the past, Earth Day 2014 will focus on the unique environmental challenges of our time. As the world’s population migrates to cities, and as the bleak reality of climate change becomes increasingly clear, the need to create sustainable communities is more important than ever. Earth Day 2014 will seek to do just that through its global theme: Green Cities. With smart investments in sustainable technology, forward-thinking public policy, and an educated and active public, we can transform our cities and forge a sustainable future. Nothing is more powerful than the collective action of a billion people.
At Green Cameroon, we believe that if you have made mistakes… there is always another chance for you… you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call “failure” is not the falling down, but staying down. As one of the global organizers behind Earth Day, Green Cameroon create tools, programs and resources for you to get involved with Earth Day in your community in order to right the wrongs we have done to our earth. Here’s how you can participate:
The April 22 Earth Day is usually celebrated with outdoor performances, where individuals or groups perform acts of service to earth. Typical ways of observing Earth Day include planting trees, picking up roadside trash, conducting various programs for recycling and conservation, using recyclable containers for snacks and lunches. Some people are encouraged to sign petitions to governments, calling for stronger or immediate action to stop global warming and to reverse environmental destruction. Television stations frequently air programs dealing with environmental issues.
If you want to innovate, to change an enterprise or a society, it takes people willing to do what’s not expected. If we can observe this Earth Day with at least one of such performances above, then we can be able to do anything we want to do if only we stick to it long enough.
Happy Earth Day
Njeke Joshua E, Green Cameroon.