The Nature Conservancy began their All Hands on Earth campaign to aid in the celebration of Earth Month, the month of April, and to encourage people all over the globe to participate in conservative behavior regarding the environment. With various programs throughout the entire month, the Nature Conservancy hopes people take All Hands on Earth as an opportunity to show love and respect for our planet.
One of their largest events during Earth Month is Picnic for Earth. In years past, cities all over the globe have chosen to host picnics to honor our planet Earth and in this event specifically, the food and bounty it provides. This is the third year that the Nature Conservancy is hosting Picnic for Earth , encouraging people to eat sustainably while they celebrate our planet. Each year, the Nature Conservancy sets out to break the world record for the most people picnicking outdoors in a 24-hour period– let’s help them reach that goal this year!
Get inspired and see some pictures from our favorite picnics from last year:
Picnickers playing Tug-o-War at Picnic for Earth- Bali, Indoensia:
© Juliana Tomasouw/TNC
© Rodney Dekker/TNC
©Larry O. Gay/TNC
Researchers have ice cream for their picnic on Bonaparte Point, a peninsula that juts out from the Marr Glacier on Anvers Island-Palmer Research Station in Antarctica:
Earth day celebrators put up flags at the last minute to celebrate Picnic for Earth- Beijing, China:
This year alone, 12 countries and 139 will be hosting 158 picnics in honor of Picnic for Earth. Chicago is participating by hosting our picnic at the beloved Millennium Park. Grab tickets while they last!
For more photos of 2012 Picnic for Earth, visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/picnictnc12/?page=18