Earth Day Network Blog Updates

A Faithful Call to Action on Earth Day

As inheritors of a tradition of environmental stewardship that stretches back to the Book of Genesis, Jews know that we have a crucial role to play in protecting our planet and responding to climate change. We also recognize that our responsibility to care of the environment is not only part of our covenant with God to “till and tend” to our earth (Genesis 2:15), but also part of our covenant with our children, so that they may inherit a habitable planet.

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SynergY is going big for Earth Day in Dubai

Simran Vedvyas
Founder SynergY 
Youth Ambassador Plant for the Planet
Global Champion Earth Hour 2015

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Reforms Proposed Amid California’s Dangerous Drought

Empty lakes. Snowless ski resorts. Brown, fallow fields and dead vegetation. The scenes coming out of this California this winter have been striking as California goes through its fourth consecutive dry winter. And rather than hoping it will be better next year, many are wondering if this is a sign of climate change introducing a dangerous new norm.

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Is there a “War on Coal” In America? Industry Lobbyists Want You to Think So

With little political traction in Congress to move towards a renewable future, the EPA has been forced to take greater responsibility for addressing climate change and curbing fossil fuels. Over the past few years, they have done that in a number of ways, most recently producing regulations for states to reduce pollution coming from coal-fired power plants.

However, the corporate interests that have stalled action in other parts of the political arena have taken notice and will now bring the fight to the courts system.

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Coastal Areas’ Predicted Investment in Rain Boots

I own a pair. Do you?

Of course we know what rain boots are used for… Well, the rain. But what about having to buy a pair because your entire street is constantly flooded?  

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Planning Ahead By Looking Backwards?

As news has come recently of an unwritten policy mandated for Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection not to use the words “climate change”, “global warming”, and “sustainability”, it is important to underscore the necessity of state Climate Action Plans. Although Florida actually does have a state action plan which is designed to protected biodiversity (mainly in the Everglades region), the high level of denial of anthropogenic climate change in certain coastal regions is worrisome and potentially dangerous.

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Not in My Backyard, KXL

On February 24, President Obama exercised his executive rights by vetoing the Keystone XL Pipeline bill.

Was President Obama’s veto the right decision?

It seems so: The job creation claim is dubious, but its environmental impacts are not.

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Looks Can be Deceiving—The Truth Behind Wildlife Filmmaking

Chris Palmer, famous for his 30+ years of work in the wildlife film industry, will release his new book, Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker, later this month. This book is the second that Palmer has written that exposes what he calls ‘the dark side of wildlife filmmaking,’ the other being his book Shooting in the Wild. When Chris Palmer is not writing books, he also serves as the Distinguished Film Producer in Residence at American University in Washington, DC.

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