Monday, January 14, 2008


Environmental sustainability and ecologically friendly practices have been a hot topic of discussion among world leaders. As global climate change becomes a stronger public policy priority, the United Nations decided to declare this year, 2008, the International Year of Planet Earth.

This month, almost 100 countries will ratify their membership to adhere the UN General Assembly’s decision. These countries have decided to venerate the goals of the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) which include encouraging environmentally conscious actions.

The involved UN agencies and partner nations are teaming up with the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) to use the expertise of some of the brightest earth scientists worldwide. Help sustain and increase interest in planet-friendly affairs by learning more about the International Year of Planet Earth.