President Obama celebrated Earth Day this week by visiting the Florida Everglades where he spoke about the threat that climate change poses to our economy and to the world. While there, he sat down with Bill Nye the Science Guy to discuss that threat, conservation, and science education in America. Watch that conversation below:
It's Earth Day -- and all day long, we'll be keeping you updated right here with videos, photos, and opportunities to add your voice to the #ActOnClimate conversation. Follow along here for highlights from the President's trip to the Everglades -- and speak up on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #ActOnClimate. We'll be reading and sharing what we hear from you.
This morning, the President is heading to the Florida Everglades along with Bill Nye the Science Guy and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.
At 3 p.m. ET, the President will deliver remarks from the Everglades.
At 3:30 p.m. ET, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will hold a Twitter Q&A on Latino public health.
Earlier this week, Senior Advisor Brian Deese wrote Americans around the country, encouraging them to help make the importance of fighting the effects of climate change personal and local for their friends and followers by sharing a photo of the park or natural space they're fighting to protect.
Share yours using hashtag #ActOnClimate or send it our way here.
There are conservation efforts happening around the country today (and every day) -- find one near you.
One of our favorite Instagram accounts is the U.S. Department of the Interior's -- consistently featuring interesting environmental stats and beautiful, sweeping photos of our nation's most beautiful outdoor spaces. If you're not following @usinterior, today's the perfect day to change that.
Sometimes, it can be daunting to think about the kind of big, sweeping changes we need to make on climate in terms of individual, local actions. That's why, in honor of Earth Day, the Department of Energy put together an inspiring video highlighting the stories of the small but powerful things Americans across the country are doing every day.
President Obama isn't the first President or Cabinet member to visit the Everglades. Check out a few photos of other Presidential and Cabinet trips to this region over the years.
All week long, you've been sharing how you act on climate -- from what you're doing in your own communities to the natural spaces you're fighting to preserve.
Today, more than 80 percent of American families live in urban areas, and many don't have access to safe outdoor spaces. This past February, the Obama Administration launched a new initiative to provide all 4th grade students and their families free admission to all National Parks and other federal lands and waters for a full year -- starting with the 2015-2016 school year.
Starting in Sept, every 4th grader gets free admission to our national parks. POTUS making his pitch in person. pic.twitter.com/AXrN8gOdg5— Jason Goldman (@Goldman44) April 22, 2015
-- President Obama, 4/22/2015
Watch the President's full remarks from the Everglades:
Have a question about climate change or public health issues affecting the Latino community? EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is taking your questions right now. Follow along, and tweet your questions at @GinaEPA using hashtag #LatinoHealth.