#HAPPYPEOPLE National Geographic Kids Picture It All

Kids Find Their #Happy Place

National Geographic Kids is celebrating International Day of Happiness with a photo challenge on its MyShot kids photography community.

Budding photographers are encouraged to take a picture of what makes them happy and tag it #happy.

Pharrell Williams will pick his favorite image and it will be published in a fall issue of National Geographic Kids magazine.

Kids are also encouraged to take a pledge to make the planet happy by visiting the National Geographic Kids Happy Page here.

100 Happy Days: A Global Marathon of Joy

Can the world be happy for 100 days in a row?

Beginning March 20, the United Nations Foundation and 100happydays encourage every person to find happiness in their daily life.

During the 100 day marathon, people in 193 countries share a picture of what makes them happy. Using hashtags #happyday and #100happydays hashtags for 100 days, we can watch happiness taking over the world.

Get inspired with what makes the world and each participating country happier.

At the end of the challenge, 100 of the most inspirational happiness stories will be collected into a book available for donations to the UN Foundation and 100happydays Foundation.

#HAPPYDAY The Empire Strikes Back

New York City

On behalf of the United Nations Foundation, Pharrell Williams will light the Empire State Building yellow on Friday, March 20, at 2:00 p.m. in a special ceremony honoring the International Day of Happiness.

Joining Pharrell Williams will be Aaron Sherinian from UN Foundation, Kevin Wall and Aaron Grosky from Live Earth, as well as a representative from the United Nations.

The Empire State Building will light up the skies from sunset on March 20 until 2:00 a.m. on March 21 to promote happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of people across the world.

Live Earth Petitions for 1 Billion Voices

Happy Planet = Happy People

Sign the Live Earth petition, bringing together 1 billion voices with one message:

Take climate action now! Sign the petition urging world leaders to commit to tackling climate change by adopting a new global agreement on climate at the summit in Paris this December.

To protect people, we need to protect our planet. Climate change is a threat to many of life’s basic needs: water, food, shelter, and safety. When those needs are not met, economic, social and environmental crises get worse.