This is the fifth blog in our series of guest posts by the Earth Day Network.
In Europe, the Face of Climate Change is ever-present, as the region is threatened by rising sea levels and extreme weather events. Nonetheless, Europeans are stepping up to confront these challenges by engaging in civic activism and awareness campaigns.
In the UK, the Face of Climate Change is a young woman and her polar bear puppet, Polo. The woman uses Polo to educate students about the effects of climate change and other environmental issues.
In Sofia, Bulgaria, the Face of Climate Change is environmental activism. Hundreds of Bulgarians took to the streets in the Save the Forest demonstration, protesting deforestation in the region.
In Belgium, the Face of Climate Change is the face of girl concerned about the impacts of climate change on the country’s coastline. Rising sea levels and coastal erosion are already affecting Belgium’s economy.
On Earth Day—April 22—thousands of Europeans will take action on behalf of the environment. In Italy, Earth Day Network partner Earth Day Italia has planned a massive environmentally-themed concert at the Teatro della Luna in Milan. Celebrities, artists, scientists, and journalists will come together to discuss the meaning of Earth Day and the impacts of climate change. In Kosovo, the Kosovo United States Alumni has planned an Earth Day event to educate Alumni members and the general public about environmental issues. KUSA will also showcase The Face of Climate Change photo display in Pristina on April 22.
Hundreds of events like these will take place throughout Europe on April 22. To learn more about Earth Day and to participate in The Face of Climate Change, go to www.earthday.org/2013.
This entry reflects the author’s personal judgments and does not represent the views of the United States Government or the Department of State. Interested in more of the Earth Day Network’s guest blogs? Take a look at the first post, the second post, the third post, and the fourth post. And don’t forget to check out the Face of Climate Change wall of photos for more inspiration – you can even submit your own!