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What Will You Do For Earth? Have a Picnic!

The Nature Conservancy Celebrates Earth Day with Third Annual Global Picnic


Altamonte Springs, FL | April 17, 2013

The Nature Conservancy is celebrating Earth Day by hosting the third annual Picnic for Earth, uniting people all around the world and asking them to host or join a picnic to show support for the planet that provides the food they eat, and tell The Nature Conservancy about it via social media, joining the movement of millions.

Picnic for Earth is part of The Nature Conservancy's All Hands on Earth campaign, the first-ever sustainable global campaign designed to deeply engage people across the world in a conversation about today’s urgent environmental challenges. This movement of millions was built to support The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to save land and water resources by asking people the question: What Will You Do For Earth?

People that favor food grown with consideration for the Earth are encouraged to join a picnic in their area to show their support for The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to improve global agricultural practices. If there isn’t a scheduled picnic in one’s area, people can celebrate by hosting their own picnic by gathering friends, packing a sustainable lunch, and sharing their bounty with others via the hashtag #AllHandsPicnic, posting a picture to Instagram, tweeting about their picnic experience, posting on The Nature Conservancy’s Facebook wall, taking a Vine video showcasing their answer to the key question: What Will You Do For Earth?, or simply vising www.nature.org/earthday.

“The world population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050. To feed the increasing population, plus those rising out of poverty and enjoying a richer diet, we will need to dramatically increase food production,” said the Conservancy’s Sarene Marshall. “To achieve this, experts estimate we will have to grow roughly twice the amount of food on the same land we use today, use freshwater (70 percent of which goes to agriculture today) far more efficiently, and ensure far less food goes to waste.”

As the world’s largest environmental non-profit, The Nature Conservancy is working hand in hand with the world’s food growers, from large companies to local farmers, to make this possible. Picnic for Earth gives people who love food a chance to be part of the solution by buying sustainably produced food and sharing their passion with their friends.

Through the All Hands on Earth campaign, The Nature Conservancy hopes to raise $20 million dollars and inspire 20 million actions for Earth. People are encouraged to join The Nature Conservancy in this movement at www.allhandsonearth.org and have a Picnic for Earth this Earth Day.

The Nature Conservancy:
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.

 


The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.

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