An Earth Day Update

Happy Earth Day, everyone! Hope the weather has been wonderful enough to christen the day, wherever you might be. In honor of the day, here's a PSA to show you just how easy it is to do your part to keep our planet clean.

Keep reading to get caught up on the many things we want to keep you in the know about...

Things that have happened:

  • 12th World Bank President confirmed-April 16, 2012: Did you hear? Celebrated global health leader and Dartmouth President Dr. Jim Yong Kim was confirmed this past week as the 12th World Bank President over qualified candidates from Nigeria and Colombia. Click here to read more about this exciting news!
  • National Volunteer Week: April 15-21, 2012. This annual event, spearheaded by the HandsOn Network, recognizes volunteers from all over the country and further promotes the importance of continuing to emphasize volunteerism. We at FIMRC, of course, recognize our volunteers as a vital part of our global efforts this week and every other week in the year as well!

What's to come:

  • The FIMRC Connection: April 23rd, 2012. FIMRC Chapters will hear from The FIMRC Connection tomorrow! This will continue to serve as a way to keep all chapters in sync, to share wonderful updates from our chaptership program, to recognize those who have gone above and beyond, and to be an easy way to stay informed with the national office!
  • World Malaria Day: Wednesday, April 25, 2012. "...A day for recognizing the global effort to provide effective control of malaria."-World Health Organization. Click here for the press release from the WHO. And stay tuned this week...we'll try to share some important information to you, as malaria is a very real problem in many, many underserved communities throughout the world (an understatement, really).

That's all for tonight. More very soon!

Posted on April 22, 2012 and filed under News from the FIMRC Field.