April 2012

A School Garden Blooms for Earth Day

Earth Day Network, in partnership with Wells Fargo, hosted a community work day at our newest venture – a school garden at the Yu Ying Public Charter School in Northeast, DC.

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GUEST BLOG: Wiser.org Supports Billion Acts of Green Through “Earth Day Living Contest”

This is a guest blog from Earth Day Network partner Wiser.org.

Wiser.org celebrated its fifth birthday on April 22, Earth Day 2012. And for the 22 days after, we’re marking the occasion with an “Earth Day Living Contest” that will run through Monday, May 14, via Facebook.

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Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Winners Announced

Early yesterday morning, after a rain-soaked but amazing day on the National Mall for Earth Day’s 42nd Anniversary, the first-ever winners of the Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools program were announced at Stoddert Elementary school in Washington, DC (Read More

1 Billion People Participate in Earth Day in 192 Countries

More than one billion people in 192 countries took part in the 42nd Anniversary of Earth Day.  From Cairo to Beijing, Melbourne to Rome, Rio to St. Louis, communities everywhere stood united in their effort to Mobilize the Earth™.

In Iraq, the Ministry of the Education sent Earth Day materials to schools around the country and engaged more than 1 million students in 3,000 schools in Earth Day activities.

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We’ve reached A Billion Acts of Green!

For the past two years, Earth Day Network’s A Billion Acts of Green® campaign has been inspiring amazing environmental commitments from individuals, businesses, governments and civic organizations all over the globe. Their contributions have made A Billion acts of Green the largest environmental service campaign in the world.

And now, we’re proud to announce…

We’ve reached A Billion Acts of Green!

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Local Governments, Elected Officials Turn Out in Droves for Earth Day 2012

Earth Day has always offered an amazing platform for elected officials to initiate and boost local sustainability efforts. And local governments are key players when it comes to managing the impacts of climate change. Many communities around the world have already implemented extensive sustainability plans and begun to embrace the green economy. 

This Earth Day, through Earth Day Network’s Campaign for Communities, the number of elected officials participating in Earth Day events around the world was one of the highest we have ever seen. 

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MobilizeU Sees Overwhelming Student Participation in Earth Day 2012, Continues On

Over the past several months, Earth Day Network’s Earth Day University Campaign has been hard at work launching MobilizeU, a twofold initiative consisting of an international intercollegiate acts-of-green competition as well as a dynamic network of student environmental activists. MobilizeU challenges university students to mobilize their campus communities by organizing four weeks of environmental activism leading up to Earth Day 2012, by organizing environmental initiatives and educational events.

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Pres. Obama Issues Green Schools Proclamation

Pres. Obama Issues Green Schools Proclamation; Earth Day Network Calls upon Congress and the Administration to Fund Environmental Education

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Guest Blog from Rhodes University, South Africa

MobilizeU Guest Blog

By Mary Ododa 

MobilizeU Regional Coordinator

Rhodes University; Grahamstown, South Africa

The first week of the MobilizeU competition at Rhodes University in South Africa was a complete success!

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Guest Blog from the University of Illinois at Chicago

MobilizeU Guest Blog

By Brianna Ceglia

MobilizeU School Coordinator

University of Illinois at Chicago; Illinois, USA

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