綠色世代活動從2009地球日開跑!

這個為期兩年的行動倡議,將在2010年地球日40週年時達到高峰。目前世界各國正在協商一個新的全球氣候協定,預計在12月將有初步成果;因此2009年地球日應當是行動及全民參與的日子,以捍衛綠色世代的原則。綠色世代的原則如下:

•  再生能源將許我們一個無碳的未來,我們不再需要依賴包括煤炭在內的化石燃料。

• 每個人都要為自己的消費負責,並進行永續消費。

• 新的綠色經濟將創造環保工作的機會,使人免於貧窮,並使全球教育系統轉型為綠色教育系統。

透過綠色世代的網絡,全世界的學校、社區、村莊、城鎮正在規劃各種活動。與2008年4月19日的地球日相同,今年,華盛頓廣場世界地球日慶祝活動,也將由國際組織地球日網絡(Earth Day Network)舉辦。美國的其他十個城市,也將有與「綠蘋果節(Green Apple Festival)」聯合舉行的大型志工活動。我們在東京、布宜諾斯艾利斯、北京、馬尼拉等地的夥伴,也正在籌劃大型活動,讓每個人都能參與。找一個距離你最近的活動吧!

 • 現在就開始計畫你的活動!

2009年世界地球日將在三個月內到來,你要如何讓你的地球日活動起來?請見下列步驟:

1.閱讀我們新出爐的組織者手冊,從中你可以找到最棒的靈感,學習如何募款,獲得進行媒體宣傳的方法,還有各種資訊等著你!

2.進入地球日百寶箱,你可以找到更多資源:活動中所需的地球日傳單及內容說明書,可在此免費下載。

3.在全球活動註冊的活動,中註冊你的活動,與你位於相同地區的人就可找到你的活動資訊,與你共襄盛舉;這可是免費宣傳的絕佳資源!

4..造訪我們的網路商店,尋找2009地球日周邊商品。欲詢問大量訂購折扣價,請來信[email protected]

5.跟我們講話!我們想聽到你的聲音!將你的照片及影片寄給我們,我們將挑選最佳照片及影片,並上傳到我們的網站中,讓其他世界地球日活動的策畫者可從中獲得靈感。

校園地球日

開啟綠色世代的絕佳地點,非全球各地的校園莫屬!

透過2009年校園地球日,我們這個最有環保意識的世代,將從美國數以千計的校園出發,帶領世界加入綠色世代活動。在這個振奮人心的時刻,大學校園一定要發揚其傳統角色,領導政治與社會進行改變。現在,你加入綠色世代的機會來了!為了我們共同的未來,我們必須將你的學校、社區,與國家,指引到正確的道路上! 地球日網絡將在4月12-18日與國家環境教育週合作,地球日網絡很榮幸能與國家環境教育週(National Environmental Education Week)合作。國家環境教育週為每年地球日的前一週,此活動透過與高中、國中、國小學生及所有科目的教師接軌,提倡瞭解與保護自然環境。在此週間,有許多環境學習及服務的活動。今年國家環境教育週的主題為「聰明用水」!報名此活動的夥伴將獲頒證書乙份,並可免費獲得各式各樣的環境教育資源,包含學校用水計算工具、水質監控資源,以及由地球日網絡所設計,以水為主題的教案。

瓦爾登-梭羅之歌」將在2009年地球日於全球上演!

瓦爾登-梭羅之歌是由四個角色演出的兩幕劇,內容是透過梭羅(Thoreau)與愛默生(Emerson)的對話,描寫梭羅離開瓦爾登湖畔小屋之前兩天的生活。超過7,100所大學、學校曾演出此劇。在2009年4月22日的地球日當天,觀眾可透過全國的公共電視台、公共電台、電影院、地球日電視台(Earth Day TV)觀賞此劇。地球日網絡及此劇的製作人已設計出一套教案,可望使「瓦爾登-梭羅之歌」成為一套完美的教學工具。 造訪「瓦爾登湖實境之旅」,與地球日網絡一起認識梭羅!

 

EARTH DAY 2009: THE GREEN GENERATION Earth Day 2009, April 22, will mark the beginning of the Green Generation Campaign!

This two-year initiative will culminate with the 40th anniversary of Earth Day in 2010. With negotiations for a new global climate agreement coming up in December, Earth Day 2009 must be a day of action and civic participation, to defend the Green Generation’s core principles: A carbon-free future based on renewable energy that will end our common dependency on fossil fuels, including coal. An individual’s commitment to responsible, sustainable consumption. Creation of a new green economy that lifts people out of poverty by creating millions of quality green jobs and transforms the global education system into a green one. Under the umbrella of the Green Generation, thousands of events are currently being planned in schools, communities, villages, towns and cities around the world. As in 2008, on April 19th Earth Day Network will celebrate Earth Day on the National Mall in Washington, DC, plus large-scale volunteer events in ten other US cities in partnership with Green Apple Festival. Our partners in Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Beijing, and Manila, among others, are planning large events where everyone can participate. Find an event or activity near you!

Start planning your event NOW!

With only three months until Earth Day 2009, here’s how you can get the ball rolling for your Earth Day event:Read our new and updated Organizer’s Guide: Find great ideas for events, learn fundraising and media outreach tips and much more! Check out Earth Day in a Box for additional resources, such as flyers and fact sheets that you can download for free and distribute at your event. Register your event in our Global Event Registry. This will allow people in your area to find your event and attend, and it’s a great FREE source of publicity! Check out our e-store for Earth Day 2009 merchandise. For discounted bulk rates, contact [email protected] Talk to us! We want to hear from you. Send us your pictures and videos! Then we’ll select the best of them and post them on our site so they can be inspiration to other Earth Day organizers.

Earth Day on Campus Where better to start the Green Generation than on campuses across the globe?

With Earth Day on Campus 2009, the most environmentally-aware generation will lead the way in introducing the Green Generation campaign to the world at thousands of schools across the US. In these truly exciting times, college campuses must honor their traditional role as a hot bed for political and social change. Now is your chance to join the Green Generation, and point your school, community, and country in the right direction for our collective future! Earth Day Network Partners with National Environmental Education Week - April 12-18, 2009 Earth Day Network is proud to partner with National Environmental Education Week (EE Week), which annually promotes understanding and protection of the natural world by actively engaging K-12th grade students and educators of all subjects in an inspired week of environmental learning and service before Earth Day. This year's EE Week theme is Be Water Wise! Registered partners will receive a certificate and have access to a wide variety of FREE environmental education resources, including a school water auditing tool, water quality monitoring resources, and water-themed lesson plans designed by Earth Day Network. Register today!

Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau opens internationally on Earth Day 2009

Walden:The Ballad of Thoreau is a two act, four character play reflects a conversation between Thoreau and Emerson set during the final two days Thoreau spent in his cabin before leaving Walden Pond. Over 7,100 colleges and schools have already performed the play. On Earth Day, April 22, 2009, the play will be broadcast nationwide on public TV, public radio, movie theaters and through Earth Day TV. Earth Day Network and the producers of the play have created lesson plans that make Walden a perfect educational tool. Learn more about Thoreau with Earth Day Network’s virtual tour of the Walden Pond.