Latism is partnering with Earthday.org to celebrate its birthday the only way we Latinos know how to:
40 years ago, 20 million Americans flooded the streets and demanded environmental accountability from leaders in Washington.
Tonight, more than flooding the streets, Latism will be flooding the Twitterverse!
Just follow hashtags #latism and #earthday on www.tweetchat.com to join us as we talk about green issues, the ways they affect Latinos and honor the people in our community who are making a difference.
TIME: 9 pm EST
There will be lots of prizes too: we’ll be raffling 10 gift bags chockfull of T-shirts, mugs, books and other paraphenalia, all courtesy of earthday.org [and all from recycled materials, natch]
But wait, la FIESTA sigue!
We’ll also talk about earthday.org’s initiatives to better the environment, beginning with their commemoration of Earth Day’s 40th anniversary.
This Sunday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. earthday.org is organizing the Commemoration of Earth Day and March for Climate Change Legislation in Washington, DC.
At this global celebration, millions world-wide join to raise awareness for this issue that so greatly impacts life on this beautiful planet and enjoy a wonderful free outdoor concert at the National Mall.
The 2010 Climate Rally will feature superstar performances by Willie Colón • Sting • John Legend •The Roots • Joss Stone and more!
It will also feature speakers including leaders from the Latino community: Walter Tejada [Member, Arlington County Board]
Marina Silva [Brazilia Environmentalist and Presidential candidate]
José María Figueres Olsen [former President of Costa Rica]
Javier Palomarez [United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce]
Lydia Camarillo [VP of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project].
And Latism will be right there, live tweeting from the event!
So come to the party tonight, and let’s show some Latino love for Mother Earth then follow us around on Sunday as we bring you the best coverage of the event, en vivo y en directo!
In the meantime, why not record your most recent Latino “Act of Green” in the comment box below? What did you do today to save the Earth?