Earth Calendar for February 25th & February 26th

Feb 25, 2013

The global theme for Earth Day 2013 is “The Face of Climate Change”.

The theme was chosen because of the need to highlight the mounting impact of climate change on individuals around the world.  Between now and Earth Day, Earth Day Network will collect and display images of people, animals, and places directly affected or threatened by climate change and tell the world their stories.  The organization will mobilize its extensive global network of Earth Day event organizers and other partners to help collect the images. But they’re also asking ordinary people to become “climate reporters” and send their pictures and stories that show The Face of Climate Change.  On and around Earth Day – April 22 – an interactive digital display of all the images will be shown at thousands of events around the world, including next to federal government buildings in countries that produce the most carbon pollution. The display will also be made available online to anyone who wants to view or show it.

The campaign is focusing heavily on social media. Organizers are asking people to tweet using the hashtag #FaceOfClimate, and “climate reporters” can also post photos to Twitter and Instagram using that hashtag for inclusion in the digital display.

2012 was marked by many climate change milestones. Arctic sea-ice cover reached a record low in September, a new high-water mark in a long-term decline. The United States experienced its hottest year ever; this, after the World Meteorological Organization announced that the first decade of this century was the hottest on record for the entire planet.  Public perception of extreme weather events as “the new normal” grew as unusual superstorms rocked the Caribbean, the Philippines and the northeastern United States; droughts plagued northern Brazil, Russia, China, and two-thirds of United States.  This is why organizers say that 2013 is ripe for a major push to confront climate change.  To learn more about Earth Day 2013 and The Face of Climate Change, go to the website.

On Our Calendar:

Granny's Garden School presents Granny’s Blooming Art Show, Saturday, March 9th from 4 pm to 9 pm.  Loveland students, grades 1-12, have created AMAZING art pieces. The public is invited to have fun with an auction, raffles, games, appetizers, and beautiful art! Proceeds benefit Granny's Garden School and all of the Loveland City Schools Art Departments.  Loveland Studios on Main, 529 Main Street, Loveland,OH 45140. More info at Granny's website