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Show the World It’s YOUR Environment!

2010 March 16

Join our “It’s My Environment” Earth Day video project!  It’s easy, fun and YOU could be a media star in the final video!  Make a video clip up to 10 seconds long:

  • Have someone from off screen hand you a sign saying “It’s My Environment”  from your right (so it’ll come into the screen from the viewer’s left)
  • Hold up the sign and say “It’s My Environment!” (or the equivalent in your language) and perform a simple action to protect the environment. For example: recycling, riding a bike instead of driving, turning lights off when not in use, or clearing debris from a local stream.
  • After you say “It’s My Environment!” and complete your action, hand the sign off screen to your left as if you were giving it to the next person in line.

Submit clips as video responses on YouTube by April 15.

We’ll compile selected clips into one video and show it on our Web site and YouTube on Earth Day, April 22.  The goal is to form a virtual “human chain” around the globe. Show the world that it is YOUR environment, so you want to live in a clean and healthy world and preserve our precious planet for coming generations.

Have some fun!  Be creative.  Here’s the demo video we did with some EPA folks.  We did have a blast recording it, but we’re sure you can do even better.

The detailed instructions provide links to signs printed in English, Spanish and other languages. To use a language not listed, write “It’s My Environment” (in your language) on a piece of paper at least 8 inches on a side in thick black lines.

Because environmental protection is for everyone – people of all ages, races, languages, economic status, or geographic location.

We know the power of social media to connect people all over the earth to share their thoughts and images, but could social media actually help protect the planet Earth?  I believe so!  And that’s exactly why I work on social media for EPA.

Suzanne Ackerman works in EPA’s Office of Web Communications.

Editor's Note: The opinions expressed in Greenversations are those of the author. They do not reflect EPA policy, endorsement, or action, and EPA does not verify the accuracy or science of the contents of the blog.

19 Responses leave one →
  1. Francine Simmons permalink
    March 16, 2010

    What a great idea! I’ve posted on my fb page and my 16 yr old son is planning an “event” with a bunch of his friends. It’ll be fun to see the final production. I’ll also be sharing with some teachers to be sure they’re including Earth Day in the classroom.

  2. Al Bannet permalink
    March 17, 2010

    Ms. Ackerman and Ms. Simmons:

    Will any of the Earth Day classrooms be discussing the need for peacefully reducing the human population and recycling 100% of all waste and garbage here and around the World?

  3. Mr. Smith permalink
    March 17, 2010

    Respectfully, how would you recommend peacefully reducing the human population if you were in charge?

  4. Al Bannet permalink
    March 18, 2010

    Twice now I have replied to you and both times my post has disappeared. Am I being censored?!

  5. Al Bannet permalink
    March 18, 2010

    I tried again, but again my post disappeared.

  6. Al Bannet permalink
    March 18, 2010

    I have protested to the Greenversations staff.

  7. dowens permalink*
    March 18, 2010

    Hello. We greatly appreciate your thoughts and comments, whether critical or not, and we review all comments according to our comment policy: http://blog.epa.gov/blog/comment-policy/

    We’ve approved many of your comments, some of which are critical in tone.

    But I can’t find any other comments from you that we haven’t approved.

    Thank you,
    Denise Owens

  8. Al Bannet permalink
    March 18, 2010

    Denise Owens:

    This is the kind of response I get whenever my posts disappear, which implies that I am at fault. But I posted exactly the same as always do, so I strongly suspect it was the social criricism that inspired one of your staff to disapprove. That is political censorship. Now I am supposed to be more cautious about what I say. Apparently our Constitution no longer applies at EPA forums.

  9. Al Bannet permalink
    March 18, 2010

    Denise Owens:Have we reached the time when

    I just replied to you, but the machine says it’s a duplicate and I ‘ve already said it, but it’s not here, so that’s a lie.
    Have we reached a time when cyborgs answer all the telephones and reply to all the emails? Are there any real human beings at EPA?

  10. Al Bannet permalink
    March 18, 2010

    So, NOW my reply turns up! How cute.

  11. Al Bannet permalink
    March 19, 2010

    My reply to Mr. Smith is lost, so apparently there are things we are simply not allowed to say here at “Greenversations”. But I remember a famous French writer who said: “Truth crushed to Earth will rise again!”

  12. Sergei permalink
    April 24, 2010

    Keep the earth clean, but do not worship to this idea.

  13. Lewis permalink
    July 24, 2010

    Yes, I’m all for doing what we can to protect the environment, but sometimes I think this is taken too far. There are so many more important issues to deal with. Just my 2 cents.

  14. Vietnamese dong permalink
    September 23, 2010

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    I am going to subscribe your blog and will come here again to know more. thanks,

  15. Water Treatment permalink
    October 21, 2010

    Meena Gupta committee report set up by the environment ministry to investigate into POSCO’s proposal for establishment of an Integrated Steel Plant.

  16. Boiler permalink
    October 28, 2010

    Thinking positively, human ingenuity can save the planet. In this issue we look at our eco-anxieties and how to solve them.

  17. Boiler permalink
    November 6, 2010

    We’ll compile selected clips into one video and show it on our Web site and YouTube on Earth Day, April 22. The goal is to form a virtual “human chain” around the globe. Show the world that it is YOUR environment, so you want to live in a clean and healthy world and preserve our precious planet for coming generations.

  18. Haunted House permalink
    December 15, 2010

    Thanks for the great piece of sharing.I have already bookmarked your blog for future references.The article was really great and that smart phone was very good looking.I am planning to buy a new phone ,so why not try the one I see here…

  19. Scott permalink
    December 21, 2010

    Just keep in mind that every one need to work hard if we want this to be a reality =)

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