Celebrate our planet with photos
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — The EPA is going global with social media for Earth Day, inviting people around the planet to share their photos on the agency’s State of the Environment group on Flickr.
The idea is to get a global snapshot of Earth Day, with a variety of images taken on 4.22.12 to be compiled bin a map of the moment.
From the EPA’s blog:
“Every shot counts and you do not need to be a professional photographer to share what you see. That means scenes of things good (after Earth Day cleanups); bad (an area overlooked); landscapes, city-scapes, humans, wildlife, wild-humans - it’s really up to you. Check out how easy it is to even participate with your phone with Flickr mobile.”
“Take a photo any time during the twenty-four hour period of April 22 where you are, then upload it to your Flickr account to share it with the State of the Environment group.
“Who will capture the first 2012 Earth Day sunrise? What will Earth Day look like in American Somoa, Utah, Maine?”
The Flickr group will accept one contribution from Flickr users from 12 a.m. EDT Saturday, April 21 until 12 a.m. EDT Saturday, April 28. You have a week to submit a single photo, but it must be taken on Earth Da,y April 22.
The photo-sharing is open for global participation, but EPA will be highlighting one photo from each U.S. state or territory and featuring the state with the most participation.
Spread the word. Get outside. Have some fun and capture the moment where humankind celebrates our planet Earth.