Earth Day Network Blog Updates

Communicating Climate Change, Effectively

What is the most effective way to communicate climate change? That was the central question posed at Communication for Climate Change 2.0, a roundtable discussion featuring clean energy experts, nonprofit leaders and advocates, sociologists and climate scholars. Rachel Kyte, Vice President and special envoy for Climate Change at the World Bank, summed the problem this way, “The world is still telling a story of fright, and threat, and risk.”

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Are You a Biophiliac? The Biological Advantage of Green Compassion

Are you a “biophiliac”? If you’re reading this and happen to be human, you probably are.

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Global Youth Service Day Celebrated Worldwide

YSA (Youth Service America), organizer of Global Youth Service Day, partners with Earth Day each year to encourage young people to participate in environmental volunteer projects. Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities through service.  GYSD is the largest service event in the world and the only one dedicated to the contributions that children and youth make 365 days of the year.

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How Hydrogen May Change the World

It’s no secret: there’s no silver bullet to address climate change. Any solution will draw on a myriad of tools, stakeholders and innovations to minimize our impact on the planet. Some players make an immediate impact and others set in motion a longer revolution.

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There is no Defending This Offensive Attack on the Defense Budget

The new Congress has demonstrated that they are so committed to stopping sustainability measures that they are even willing to attack the military budget to do so.

Criticizing or defunding the military is considered to be a third-rail political topic by both major parties in American politics, yet a budget introduced in late March by the House of Representatives calls to cut DOD and CIA programs which study global warming and its impacts on national security.

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T-shirt + Trees = Awareness

Earth Day will be celebrated worldwide, and this year, Iraqi Green Peace Org will be partnering up with Earth Day Network again. Iraqi Green Peace Org will carry on their effort to raising environmental awareness by working with the students to design and sell 500 T-shirts and planting 500 olive trees for Earth Day 2015.

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Step Into a Magic World

Even if you never received that golden ticket, you can still glimpse a magic world.

This spring you can wander through a landscape equal parts Alice’s Wonderland and Willy Wonka’s candy playground, conveniently relocated to the National Mall.  Step inside, stroll through a bright landscape, a virtual wood where a long river winds through wide fields dotted with colorful, sculpted trees, and fruit bigger than your head!

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How Greenhouse Gasses Impact Earth

For more than 200 years, scientists have been observing, measuring, and analyzing information about our planet’s climate. Studies from the Antarctic, the Amazon, the Great Barrier Reef, and beyond show that the earth is in constant transition and that humans have an effect on what happens.

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Climate Change Roundtable to Set International Example

Since 1970, Earth Day has been a seminal event, bringing environmentalists, community leaders, elected officials and ordinary citizens together to discuss ways to improve the world around us. This year, the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day event is bringing renowned musicians, such as  No Doubt, Usher, and My Morning Jacket, along with NGOs and finance ministers, together on the National Mall in Washington D.C. to push local and national leaders to commit to powering the world from renewable energy sources.

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