As we count our years, we tend to look back on what we have accomplished. Today, on his birthday, we here at Earth Day Network are reflecting on the many accomplishments of Denis Hayes.
At the young age of 25, Denis was the National Coordinator of the first Earth Day, which launched the modern environmental movement. His decision to leave university to coordinate students around the country took not only great courage, but a passion for the environmental movement when it was in its infancy.Read More
Earth Day Network launched a new multi-year campaign today to raise the profile of National School Lunch Week and the need to provide K-12 students with healthy, sustainable food.
The campaign’s launch comes as millions of American children head back to school and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act goes into effect across the country.Read More
As of today – August 22nd – humanity has blown nature’s budget for the year. In just eight months, we’ve used more resources than the planet can regenerate. In fact, we’d need 1.5 Earths worth of resources to sustain our current level of consumption.Read More
Yesterday, a historic air pollution rule that would save approximately 34,000 lives per year was handed a major defeat.Read More
A recent study published in the journal Social Science Research has confirmed what those involved in Earth Day Network’s Women and the Green Economy (WAGE)® campaign have been saying for a long time: Getting more women into leadership positions is good for the environment. Specifically, the study says that it lowers a country’s CO2 emissions.Read More
The pyramids, Stonehenge, Mt. Everest, the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, the Grand Canyon, the Colosseum, the Great Barrier Reef, Victoria Falls… We know these iconic places and others like them as “wonders of the world.” Various lists of “wonders” have been made since antiquity – lists of spectacular, awe-inspiring places that are important to our common heritage. They are places that we inherently want to preserve. The thought of anyone destroying them is immediately offensive.Read More
For most kids in the U.S., the start of the school year is just around the corner. And that got us here at Earth Day Network thinking about our favorite teachers – those who had the biggest impact on us. It also got us thinking about the fact that, if we’re really going to grow the green economy, we need more kids getting excited about math and science and eventually going into STEM careers. (That’s a fancy way of saying science, technology, engineering and math.)Read More