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For Earth Day 2017, You May Adopt A Piece Of Earth From NASA

12 April 2017, 8:21 am EDT By Kalyan Kumar Tech Times
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With the Earth Day coming up on April 22, NASA is offering an innovative plan to celebrate the event by showing a greater sense of belonging and love for the planet.

Calling people to adopt a piece of the planet, the space agency has showcased 64,000 spots on the Earth as seen from space. People can visit NASA website and add their name to make it virtually their own.

NASA will also supply the relevant science data of the spot including temperature, humidity, and other information,

Once these spots are claimed for adoption, the process of giving away the plots will be through by April 22. The plot may be a random location or it can be a place loaded with nostalgic value — a hometown.

Participating In NASA's Planet Adoption Plan

The NASA's Earth adoption website is open for prospective adopters who only need to type his or her name to claim a piece of land for adoption.

NASA will offer sumptuous scientific data on the land with aerial shots that show data of carbon monoxide, sea ice, relative humidity, and other information.

The space agency plan weighs with symbolism as an opportunity to shower the affection to the mother Earth.

With the adoption process being a virtual exercise, there is no question of any legal rights to the spot during adoption.

NASA is also encouraging users to print certificates from any part of the world using an interactive world map. It is hoping that all the spots will be claimed by April 22, so that people can celebrate the event with focus on a specific corner of the Earth.

Earth Day To Strengthen Environmental Protection

Meanwhile, the Earth Day network has set the event's theme as "Environmental & Climate Literacy."

The focus aims to enhance climate change literacy and education of the public on the risks of climate change.

"We need to build a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat to our planet," said an Earth Day Network official.

Environmental literacy is aiming to promote knowledge on environmental laws and green technologies so that public can contribute to the cause of Earth Day.

The Earth Day Network envisages greater involvement of local communities for traction in global climate and environmental literacy by 2020.

VegWeek Campaign And Promotion Of Vegetarianism

Meanwhile, the annual VegWeek campaign for a meat-free eating will be observed from April 17-23 with thousands taking the VegPledge to explore the joys of plant-based eating.

VegWeek celebrations highlight the positive effects of plant diet as a tribute to the Earth Day.

Heavy celebrity participation has been assured from persons like Alicia Silverstone, actress Emily Deschanel, musician Moby, singer-songwriter Belinda Carlisle, TV personality Daisy Fuentes and actor Richie Kul for the campaign.

Companies such as Herbivorous Butcher, Beyond Meat, and Follow Your Heart are offering impressive deals and discounts.

According to the Food & Agriculture Organization animal food is responsible for 14.5 percent of human-made greenhouse gas emissions.

 "VegWeek is a free, fun, and flavorful way to explore the many benefits of vegan eating," said Erica Meier, Executive Director of Compassion Over Killing.

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