“A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.” —John James Audubon
This Wednesday, April 22nd, is Earth Day. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is now observed in more than 192 countries each year. Did you know that Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths, and nationalities? Protecting the earth is in everyone’s best interest. It’s this common ground that can unite us to work together to preserve this world for our children. There are many different ways you can get involved in your community to honor Earth Day, but if you don’t get the chance on April 22nd, remember that every day can be Earth Day!
Tomorrow in Washington, D.C., Louie’s film “What’s Possible” produced by Lyn Lear that opened the UN Climate Summit will be opening Global Citizen 2015 Earth Daypresented by Global Poverty Project and Earth Day Network. Louie’s beautiful Moving Art will also be featured as thousands gather at this free event at the Washington Monument Grounds. Timed to coincide with the spring meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day will bring together global policymakers, finance ministers, environment and development NGOs, industry executives and high-profile artists. Together, these world leaders will work to educate and inspire citizens to take immediate action to end extreme poverty and address climate change.
As Earth Day celebrations continue, Louie is honored to speak at the Esalen Inspirational Film Festival: Films that Empower and Enrich the Human Spirit. He will be presenting Wednesday night where he will show his film Disneynature’s Wings of Life, narrated by Meryl Streep.