Show the World It’s YOUR Environment!

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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.

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