In local events people all over join one of the Earth Day campaigns as the organizers collect “A Billion Acts of Green” and elevate the importance of environmental issues around the world. The World Watch Institute uses Earth Day 2012 to offer a free download of the new Nourishing the World book "Eating Planet 2012 - Eating today: a challenge for Man and for the Planet". Furthermore the Institute project nourishing the world released an article featuring Agricultural Innovations that are protecting the environment.

It is the 42nd Anniversary of Earth Day and people are becoming frustrated with the failure of governments to take any steps towards protecting and preserving the environment. This year’s campaign is designed to provide people with the opportunity to unite their voices in a call for a sustainable future and direct them towards quantifiable outcomes. It includes a campaign for communities that aims to unite Earth Day events and local elected officials from around the world as a way to engage with constituents locally and participate in an exchange of environmental visions, concepts, and learning.

A Billion Acts of Green is already the world's largest environmental service campaign. With over 800 million environmental actions registered on the Earth Day Network website the global support behind the movement has been tremendous. But the work is not finished yet. The Renewable Energy for All campaign for e.g. will promote renewable energy initiatives and build support for comprehensive action at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. The Campaign is a joint collaboration to mobilize communities worldwide to advocate for a sustainable future.

Picture: To celebrate this year’s Earth Day, Embassy staff and community, together with representatives from the City of Tel Aviv, planted a garden in the vicinity of the beach at Jaffa Slope Park. © U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv