April 22nd is Earth Day, and Venezuela is gearing up for an entire week of events aimed at honoring the planet and helping to inspire environmental conservation.
In Caracas, “Earth Day Week” begins today with a gathering of university students at the city’s Botanical Garden. The students will voice ideas for saving energy and reducing waste and contamination. The Metropolitan University in Caracas will host various screenings of Al Gore’s documentary on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth, followed by open discussions.
Venezuelans are taking their concern for the environment to Washington, too; the embassy in the U.S. capital has planned several events in conjunction with environmentalists from all over Latin America. Their work helps us take a step back and consider our impact on the planet.
Want to ‘take a step back’ yourself? The picture above shows Venezuela’s Gulf of Maracaibo as seen from space. Click here for more.