Help Set a World Record This Earth Day (video)

By Margaret Southern, The Nature Conservancy

Have plans for Earth Day this weekend? How about trying to become a world record holder? The Nature Conservancy is celebrating Earth Day by attempting to set the world record for the largest multi-venue picnic in 24 hours — and you can be a part of it!

There are two ways to participate: either attend one of the more than 50 Picnic for the Planet events the Conservancy and partners are hosting around the world (many of which are participating in the world record attempt), or throw your own with family and friends. Just be sure to read the requirements before you get started.

Watch this fun video to get you inspired:

Then check out all the resources we have to help you plan your picnic: tips on eco-friendly picnicking, pack-and-go recipes from Cooking Channel, and an easy tool to turn your picnic into a fundraising event.

RSVP for Picnic for the Planet here to be among the first to find out if we set the world record!

The Conservancy launched Picnic for the Planet last year as a way to remind people that conservation is integral to our sources of food and clean water. The Conservancy works closely with the people who produce our foodfarmers, ranchers and fishermen — all around the world.

We have 24 hours to get as many people as possible outside enjoying good food and great company. So join us this Earth Day as we attempt to set a world record — no extreme hair growing or fast running required!

Margaret Southern is a writer for The Nature Conservancy. She writes about international conservation projects and also blogs on Cool Green Science about her experience going from “greenish” to “greener.” This Earth Day she’ll be picnicking at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC–come join her!

(Image: Picnickers get ready to help The Nature Conservancy break a world record! Source: Erika Nortemann/TNC.)

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Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Jos� Mar�

Fun thanks

Melissah Chadwick
Past Member 3 years ago


Julie H.
Julie Hoffman3 years ago

Everyday should be earth day

Chad A.
Chad Anderson3 years ago


Amanda M.
Amanda M.3 years ago

Argh, and they're calling for RAIN this weekend, starting tomorrow! Not that I'm complaining-Goddess knows the vegetable garden needs it BADLY-but a picnic would've been great!

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago


Nicole Weber
Nicole W.3 years ago

noted, thanks

Christeen Anderson

Sounds great. Let's make it happen.

William K.
William K.3 years ago

What? There are none in California? As yet?