The Face of Climate Change: Update, April 16

With Earth Day just six days away, The Face of Climate Change is picking up speed. Your photos make it clear that while the impacts of climate change are very real, people all around the globe are stepping up to confront this challenge.

Here are some recent highlights:

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In Monterrey City, Mexico, local students go green at school. The students learn about recycling and sustainable gardening as part of their environmental education class.

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The Face of Climate Change is in Bali, Indonesia. These young boys participate in the Green Safari Team, which educates children about local ecosystems, biodiversity, and conservation.

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In Leawood, Kansas, students fight climate change by participating in the International Walk/Bike to School Day.

The Faces of Climate Change come from all corners of the globe. Together, we will create a powerful mosaic. For more information about The Face of Climate Change, visit www.earthday.org/2013.

On Earth Day – April 22 – many more Faces of Climate Change will come forth in South Korea. In coordination with the Ministry of Environment, Earth Day Network partner EcoMom South Korea has organized an Earth Day event in Olympic Park in Seoul to promote The Face of Climate Change. The day will feature an Eco-Style flash mob, an Earth Day Walkathon, and highlighted photo stations throughout the day for The Face of Climate Change. Organizers also aim to collect 1,000 acts of environmental service for A Billion Acts of Green® throughout the day.

Meanwhile, in Rhode Island, HooplaHa organized a beach clean-up at Misquamicut Beach in honor of Earth Day. Volunteers spent the day cleaning up garbage and debris that was scattered across the beach in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Over a billion people in nearly 200 countries will do something for Earth Day. Find out how you can get involved: http://www.earthday.org/2013/resources.html