06/14/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Obama's Earth Day Message (VIDEO): Environmental Movement Is Not About The Laws, It's About You

President Obama issued an Earth Day message with a challenge: He wants you to take action. While Washington has its place, Obama argues that the environmental movement is not about the laws that are passed, but about citizens coming together to make demands for the Earth.

"It can be as simple as riding the bus or the subway to work, making your home more energy efficient, or organizing your neighbors to clean up a nearby park," Obama said.

WATCH Obama's Earth Day message: