Friday, May 2, 2014

Earth Day on and above the planet

It's time to review how Earth Day 2014 ended up being celebrated.  First, NASA brought Earth Day Greetings from the ISS.

The crew of the International Space Station send their greetings to everyone around the world on Earth Day, April 22, 2014.
Next, NASA followed up on the #GlobalSelfie Twitter campaign in Earth Day 2014 on This Week @NASA.

NASA activities for the celebration of the 44th Earth Day included an event at Washington, DC's Union Station, featuring Hyperwall and Science Gallery exhibits highlighting the agency's Earth science work to understand and protect our home planet. Online, people around the world were encouraged to post a photo of themselves with their local environment as a backdrop -- as part of NASA's global "selfie", to promote environmental awareness. 2014 is the first year in more than a decade that NASA is launching five Earth Science missions into space. Those missions will address critical environment and climate related challenges facing our planet. Also, Humans to Mars, Space station spacewalk, Two-day rendezvous test, Science & Engineering Festival, FIRST Robotics championship and more!
Finally, the University of Connecticut posted a photo essay in Spring Fling Celebrates Sustainability by Peter Morenus on April 23, 2014.
UConn marked Earth Day 2014 with a range of activities to promote environmental awareness.
I hope everyone had a happy Earth Day!

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