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Earth Day 2014: Selfies & sounds needed for NASA, Global Soundscapes projects

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Have you heard the exciting "news?" According to a WIRED article published on April 21, a worldwide event is now just hours away and you're invited. April 22, 2014, is Earth Day, an annual observance that raises awareness about the challenges that affect our planet and environment. From tree planting, recycling and clean-up events to demonstrations and educational workshops, it is estimated that one billion people in 190 countries will participate in Earth Day 2014.

And this year, scientists are asking for your help to capture the sights and sounds of the world.

NASA #GlobalSelfie Earth Day Event

According to an IT Wire report published on April 21, NASA will be celebrating Earth Day 2014 with a #GlobalSelfie Earth Day Event. Everyone is encouraged to participate. Just step outside, snap a picture of yourself and share it on social media with the free #GlobalSelfie sign. NASA will be monitoring Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Twitter and Instagram.

Global Soundscapes Project

Scientists are also hoping to listen in on your life with the Global Soundscapes Project. Soundscape ecologist, Bryan Pijanowski, wants to capture the soundtrack of the world on April 22. Just download the free app, record the sounds in your neck-of-the-woods and upload.

PBS Earth Day Documentary

Be sure to watch the one-hour PBS documentary, American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire, written and directed by Academy Award-nominee, Mark Mitchell, on April 22, 2014.

While many of us participate in the annual Earth Day event, every day of the year should be Earth Day.

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