24Seven Earth Day

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Our planet, rich with beautiful landscapes and captivating natural phenomena is home to millions of people and many of them are amazingly talented kids! As we approach Earth Day (April 22nd), it is important to reflect on how this bright blue globe of ours supports life and focus on the things that we and our children can do to sustain it.

The very first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. American Senator, Gaylord Nelson, created Earth Day to make people aware on the importance of keeping our planet healthy and clean. On that day, people promised to help the environment and make positive earth-related changes in their community.Paris Climate Agreement Logo

46 years later, the world’s environment is becoming the top priority of many countries. The historic Paris Climate Agreement signing ceremony will take place on Earth Day 2016, at which time` the world’s countries will pledge to reduce carbon emissions to keep global warming below 2°C. And Earth Day isn’t just for the Earth bound. It’s also a day where those who explore space will lend their resources to help.

In 2016, FasTracKids will join the National Aeronautic Space Administration (NASA)  to participate in their Earth Day #24Seven campaign. During this campaign, NASA will give the world a glimpse of the various efforts their organization undertakes to protect and understand our home planet.  NASA says:

“NASA wants to capture what people all around the world are doing to protect, improve and celebrate Earth – and we need your help. So this Earth Day, NASA will share on social media images of a typical day in the life of our Earth science mission. We’re sharing our day with you. And we’re asking you to share your Earth Day with us.”

To participate, take a picture or a short video of your Earth-focused Earth Day activity and post it on social media with the hashtag #24Seven.  We are inviting all FasTracKids families to participate in this campaign.  Please share your pictures and video on our Facebook Event page while using the hashtag to show positive earth-related changes in your community.  NASA will be choosing select posts to showcase on their own web pages and social media.

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