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Alec Loorz and many other young people are concerned about climate change. To raise awareness of the environmental threats to the planet, Alec is encouraging young people to participate in events in cities across the globe May 7 – 14.
“iMatter is about the generation most affected by climate change standing up and working for a planet worth inheriting,” Alec says. “It is about mobilizing and empowering our generation to create a sustainable and just world.”
To find out more about the march, go to iMatter March.
Earth Day celebrations began 40 years ago on April 22, 1970 to make people aware of pollution and other environmental problems that are harming the Earth. Small choices that people make every day contribute to the health or cause harm to the planet. When you think about it, every day should be Earth Day!
Many kids are finding ways to help the environment. Two committed kids on different continents have started websites to help kids around the world understand the issues and give solutions to some of the problems facing the planet.
Fifteen-year-old Alec (right, and with friends above) started Kids vs. Global Warming after he saw former Vice President Al Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth. Alec’s website explains the issue of global warming so kids can understand the causes, but he also offers solutions in his iMatter area of his site. He is planning a million kid march next year to bring attention to the issue, and he also has an iPod/iPhone application to connect kids and their projects around the world.