Earth Day Network Blog Updates

On Attending the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome, Italy, December 2014

Last week, I had the unique opportunity to attend 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. The Summit, held annually in Rome for more than a decade, hosts these truly remarkable people who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the most prestigious internationally recognized award in the world. This year's summit was dedicated to the memory of Nelson Mandela.

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Let’s Sum It Up – “We Need This.” Last day of COP 20

Riding the bus this morning into the “Pentagonito” (or Little Pentagon, the COP venue), I spoke to a delegate who was heading into the negotiations. I asked how he felt now that it was the last day. He sighed. I knew I had asked a loaded question. He has been in Lima working for the past three weeks, far away from home and he was tired. His answer to me, “Well...it’s hard to say.”

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On the Ground in Lima: A crucial day in the COP process

This is a busy and crucial day for the COP process. Helicopters are flying in with government leaders. Secretary Kerry arrives in the afternoon to speak before the COP plenary meeting. The new IPCC 5 summary report finally comes out today. Last minute discussions are taking place before commitments are made toward a goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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Tree planting in Dallas a success

This Tuesday, I traveled to Dallas, TX to plant trees on behalf of Earth Day Network with volunteers from our partner, Southwest Airlines. We were all bundled in many layers—that morning it was 28 degrees, a pretty cold day for Dallas!

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Eyes Wide Open—A New Educational Resource for Examining Environmental Challenges

Climate literacy is critical for young adults growing up in today’s climate challenged world. Children’s book author, Paul Fleischman, came into Earth Day Network to chat about his new book, Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines. In today’s world, and with new Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards now required in more ard more classrooms, up to date materials to educate young people are in great demand. Read More

RECYCLING: EVERY DAY AND EVERYWHERE!

RECYCLING: EVERY DAY AND EVERYWHERE!
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On this Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, we want to thank our military service men and women for their bravery and personal sacrifice in keeping America safe. And we want to recognize them for recognizing that climate change is one of the fastest growing threats to national and global security.

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For Progressives and Environmentalists, No Need to Panic.

In recent years, as debates over election laws have heated up, Democrats have taken righteous solace in the knowledge that when more Americans vote, they win; on Tuesday they experienced the other side of this truism: Democratic voters are unreliable. In 2012, after the nation’s attention had been gripped for months by the presidential contest, more than 120 million Americans showed up at the polls, more than half of eligible voters, and Democrats won easily.

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The New Environmentalists

Each year the Goldman Prize awards six international activists of their extraordinary environmental grassroots campaigns. “The New Environmentalists: From Ithaca to the Amazon” makes its national debut this month on PBS.

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