Local Elected Officials on forefront of leading a “Green Economy”

 

Earth Day Network works with local leaders and elected officials from around the world, encouraging them to take part in Earth Day and providing them with a platform to engage their communities in conversations on the challenges and opportunities related to sustainability.

Last year, our Global Day of Conversation campaign coordinated nearly 300 events across fourteen countries and in 46 states in the United States. A total of 922 local leaders and elected officials were involved with this Earth Day campaign.

I was provided with the opportunity to create a video to highlight last year’s Global Day of Conversation campaign and its participants. The video features a reading of the Earth Day Proclamation passed by mayors and elected officials, which pledges support for a greener economy through educational efforts, public policy and consumer activism campaigns.

If you’d like to see additional highlights from our 2011 Global Day of Conversation campaign, please go to: http://bit.ly/wH7FnY

This year, Earth Day Network has renamed this campaign to Campaign for Communities. We are currently hard at work getting local leaders involved with the Earth Day events and we strongly urge you to engage your government leaders in your Earth Day event to close the gap between policy makers and environmental community leaders.

Please visit http://www.earthday.org/c4c for more information on the campaign and to learn how you can involve local officials for this Earth Day.